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Hi I already married and I have requested social security number to social security office before I will apply AOS (I 485). I will submit my AOS after I receive my Marriage certificate being mailed to our address.. (About next two weeks the latest - we are in LA)

Now with government shutdown, I heard that social security process will be delayed. Should I just process the AOS and tell in the explanation that my SSN is still pending due to govt shutdown and not require them to process the new one... Or I should wait SS card to be arrived which is we don't know yet when this shutdown will be over.. I kinda confused..

 

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1 minute ago, adri80 said:

Hi I already married and I have requested social security number to social security office before I will apply AOS (I 485). I will submit my AOS after I receive my Marriage certificate being mailed to our address.. (About next two weeks the latest - we are in LA)

Now with government shutdown, I heard that social security process will be delayed. Should I just process the AOS and tell in the explanation that my SSN is still pending due to govt shutdown and not require them to process the new one... Or I should wait SS card to be arrived which is we don't know yet when this shutdown will be over.. I kinda confused..

 

Not currently affected.  SSN is NOT a requirement for AOS

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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~~moved to AOS family based from K1 progress reports.  OP is already in the USA and inuring about AOS and needing SSN~~


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Hi my husband received his green card and we went to the SSA office this Monday. I can confirm that the shutdown is not affecting the social security office as we received the SSN card today in the mail. Good luck with everything :)


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony


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3 hours ago, payxibka said:

Not currently affected.  SSN is NOT a requirement for AOS

hi thanks.. I forgot to mentioned as well that I will apply EAD (i-765) and AP (i-131) altogether with AOS so we don't need to pay additional fee.. 

The questions about SS mostly asked in i-765 form. So there will be no problem at all right if I don't put my SS yet number yet in these forms (if my SS card is not arrived yet by  the time we submit these forms)? 

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2 hours ago, little immigrant said:

Hi my husband received his green card and we went to the SSA office this Monday. I can confirm that the shutdown is not affecting the social security office as we received the SSN card today in the mail. Good luck with everything :)

Hi congratulations for the green card... And thank you for let me know.. So you guys also applied EAD and AP as well at the same time or not ?

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20 minutes ago, adri80 said:

The questions about SS mostly asked in i-765 form. So there will be no problem at all right if I don't put my SS yet number yet in these forms (if my SS card is not arrived yet by  the time we submit these forms)? 

No problem.

13.a. select "No" since you have not yet received official confirmation that a SS card has been issued.

14. select "No" since your SS card request is currently pending.

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4 minutes ago, accumbyte said:

No problem.

13.a. select "No" since you have not yet received official confirmation that a SS card has been issued.

14. select "No" since your SS card request is currently pending.

hi thanks so much.. this helps me a lot...

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4 hours ago, adri80 said:

Hi congratulations for the green card... And thank you for let me know.. So you guys also applied EAD and AP as well at the same time or not ?

Yes we already had the EAD combo card and the SSN which says valid for work only with dhs authorization 


Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony


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15 hours ago, little immigrant said:

Yes we already had the EAD combo card and the SSN which says valid for work only with dhs authorization 

thank you... good news that i already got my SSN card yesterday evening as well that written the similar thing  (valid for work only with dhs authorization)

so, my friend said, when my EAD card arrived, this needs to be updated to SS office again right before i can apply to work?

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20 minutes ago, adri80 said:

thank you... good news that i already got my SSN card yesterday evening as well that written the similar thing  (valid for work only with dhs authorization)

so, my friend said, when my EAD card arrived, this needs to be updated to SS office again right before i can apply to work?

No. An SS card issued based on an EAD will have the same language. You would only do so if there was an update needed (like a name change).

 

Once you have a green card, you can get a new SS card without that language. This is called an unrestricted card (which can come in handy during ROC).

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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23 minutes ago, adri80 said:

so, my friend said, when my EAD card arrived, this needs to be updated to SS office again right before i can apply to work?

Your friend is wrong. You can work with the EAD (when received) and the restricted SS card you received yesterday. Also, look at @geowrian's post above.

 

And now you can select "Yes" for 13.a. and enter the SSN for 13.b. on the I-765. If I'm not mistaken the I-485 and I-131 also have boxes to input the SSN.

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3 minutes ago, accumbyte said:

Your friend is wrong. You can work with the EAD (when received) and the restricted SS card you received yesterday. Also, look at @geowrian's post above.

 

And now you can select "Yes" for 13.a. and enter the SSN for 13.b. on the I-765. If I'm not mistaken the I-485 and I-131 also have boxes to input the SSN.

ah that's  great.. thanks guys for enlightening me... :)

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18 hours ago, geowrian said:

No. An SS card issued based on an EAD will have the same language. You would only do so if there was an update needed (like a name change).

 

Once you have a green card, you can get a new SS card without that language. This is called an unrestricted card (which can come in handy during ROC).

Hi @geowrian,

I have my SSN before applying for AOS. The officer @SSA office  said that I need to updated my status, while  my EAD released.

if thats not true, then  I will be very happy because it will save my times..

Thank you!

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32 minutes ago, yuni_yuni said:

Hi @geowrian,

I have my SSN before applying for AOS. The officer @SSA office  said that I need to updated my status, while  my EAD released.

if thats not true, then  I will be very happy because it will save my times..

Thank you!

A lot of SS employees give out incorrect info since they are not qualified. @geowrian's info is correct.

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