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Is a Social Security Number Needed when applying for CRBA?

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Hi everyone,

 

I have my appointment for my child in a couple of weeks and I remember on the booking site it asking if I wanted to apply for the SSN at the same time. I believe I checked no, but now I'm wondering if we should be getting the SSN at the same time as the passport and CRBA.

What are the pros and cons of obtaining one now? We are currently not living in the US but do plan to move back there in the near future.

I always thought we could just apply for the SSN in the US once we've moved there, but we'd like to register for school right away so I'm not sure if that can be done without an SSN.

 

Thank you for any insight!

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Ask at the interview to change the answer.


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18 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

Ask at the interview to change the answer.

You can't actually apply for a SSN at the Consulate anymore. This was in Toronto. You must apply at a US field office.

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You can't get a passport unless you have a ssn or have requested one.   On the DS-2029 the CO can change the field to request a SSN.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Ohh and you aren't going to get the SSn at the Embassy. You are just requestinging it thru the processing of the CRBA.  It i just like on a DS-260 when you select "Issue SSN" 

 

Hope that clears it up.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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22 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

You can't get a passport unless you have a ssn or have requested one.   On the DS-2029 the CO can change the field to request a SSN.

We just had the appointment at the Consulate in Toronto on Monday. I asked about the SSN and they said it isn't done overseas anymore and you must register for one at the nearest US field office.

Our child's CRBA and passport were processed...expecting it returned to us in the next two weeks. 


So, I guess the rules have changed in regards to the SSN. 

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