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We went in on 10 December 2018, and still no card? Is this normal? 


new uscis site: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 

 

  • i129F sent: 29 January 2018 
  • old site received date: 31 January 2018 
  • new site received date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA1 paper copy notice date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA2: 7 Aug 2018

     

 

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25 minutes ago, fern28 said:

We went in on 10 December 2018, and still no card? Is this normal? 

2 weeks and no that is not normal. Call your SS office to inquire.

Edited by Greenbaum

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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58 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

2 weeks and no that is not normal. Call your SS office to inquire.

Thank you. 


new uscis site: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 

 

  • i129F sent: 29 January 2018 
  • old site received date: 31 January 2018 
  • new site received date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA1 paper copy notice date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA2: 7 Aug 2018

     

 

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On December 14, I filed an application for SSN, after 6 weeks I got the answer that I can't get SSN because I did not submit the relevant documents and my legal status will end soon. I submitted SS-5, I94, passport + K1 visa, marriage certificate. 

On Monday I will go to the SSA to ask what's going on. I have printed the document RM 10211.530 and A-08-07-17044 (still valid?).

AoS is pending so I will take I-797 as well.

Do you have any tips on how to win with officials?


Jan 19th : Mailed I-129F

Jan 25th : NOA1

Aug 11th : NOA2

Aug 24th : NVC received

Aug 27th : NVC #

Sept 4th : NVC left

Sept 6th : Consulate received

Sept 14th : Medical Examinations

Oct 2nd : Instructions (Pkt 3) received (via email)

Oct 5th : Interview 

Oct 10th : Visa received

Oct 25th : US Entry

Dec 2nd : Wedding

Dec 31st : Mailed I-485, I-131, I-765

Jan 4th : NoA1 

Feb 1st: Biometrics

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14 minutes ago, Ian&Dana said:

On December 14, I filed an application for SSN, after 6 weeks I got the answer that I can't get SSN because I did not submit the relevant documents and my legal status will end soon. I submitted SS-5, I94, passport + K1 visa, marriage certificate. 

On Monday I will go to the SSA to ask what's going on. I have printed the document RM 10211.530 and A-08-07-17044 (still valid?).

AoS is pending so I will take I-797 as well.

Do you have any tips on how to win with officials?

How did you get the answer after 6 weeks? by calling? 


new uscis site: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 

 

  • i129F sent: 29 January 2018 
  • old site received date: 31 January 2018 
  • new site received date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA1 paper copy notice date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA2: 7 Aug 2018

     

 

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Just now, fern28 said:

How did you get the answer after 6 weeks? by calling? 

in our case, the guy said something about how he couldnt confirm my fiance in the system and it would take an extra two weeks-- so he predicted four weeks for us. It has been over 6 weeks now (including the holiday) so maybe next week? but we are going to call next week. 

 

 

let me know if any of you have any additional insight. 


new uscis site: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 

 

  • i129F sent: 29 January 2018 
  • old site received date: 31 January 2018 
  • new site received date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA1 paper copy notice date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA2: 7 Aug 2018

     

 

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1 minute ago, fern28 said:

How did you get the answer after 6 weeks? by calling? 

I got a letter today. 


Jan 19th : Mailed I-129F

Jan 25th : NOA1

Aug 11th : NOA2

Aug 24th : NVC received

Aug 27th : NVC #

Sept 4th : NVC left

Sept 6th : Consulate received

Sept 14th : Medical Examinations

Oct 2nd : Instructions (Pkt 3) received (via email)

Oct 5th : Interview 

Oct 10th : Visa received

Oct 25th : US Entry

Dec 2nd : Wedding

Dec 31st : Mailed I-485, I-131, I-765

Jan 4th : NoA1 

Feb 1st: Biometrics

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6 minutes ago, Ian&Dana said:

I got a letter today. 

wow what is this a pole ban? lol 


new uscis site: https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ 

 

  • i129F sent: 29 January 2018 
  • old site received date: 31 January 2018 
  • new site received date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA1 paper copy notice date: 5 Feb 2018 
  • NOA2: 7 Aug 2018

     

 

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3 minutes ago, fern28 said:

wow what is this a pole ban? lol 

Looks like ;) 

Incompetence and lack of knowledge. It is easier to say no and counts on the fact that the immigrant will not ask for his rights.


Jan 19th : Mailed I-129F

Jan 25th : NOA1

Aug 11th : NOA2

Aug 24th : NVC received

Aug 27th : NVC #

Sept 4th : NVC left

Sept 6th : Consulate received

Sept 14th : Medical Examinations

Oct 2nd : Instructions (Pkt 3) received (via email)

Oct 5th : Interview 

Oct 10th : Visa received

Oct 25th : US Entry

Dec 2nd : Wedding

Dec 31st : Mailed I-485, I-131, I-765

Jan 4th : NoA1 

Feb 1st: Biometrics

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1 hour ago, fern28 said:

in our case, the guy said something about how he couldnt confirm my fiance in the system and it would take an extra two weeks-- so he predicted four weeks for us. It has been over 6 weeks now (including the holiday) so maybe next week? but we are going to call next week. 

 

 

let me know if any of you have any additional insight. 

It was the same thing for me, they had to verify my info with the immigrations and it took about 4 weeks before my SSC showed up in my mailbox. I have seen other cases here on VJ that have taken even longer though, 2 months isn't totally uncommon if they have to verify the immigrant's info before handing out a SSN.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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The " not in the system" seems like a good excuse for them being lazy. My fiancee came thru POE at LAX on the 20th of November 2018 at 9pm at night, we went to the SS office not even 48hours later to get her SS card. At first the agent said there is no way she is in the system, it has only been 2 days, I said why don't we check instead of guessing ( I tried to say that in the most friendly way possible) he grudgingly got up and went to the computer behind all the windows and came back with a printout and a " I can't believe I was wrong type look". He punched in a few things on the computer and said card is on the way. Received physical card in the mail 2 weeks later. I don't think the employees know that it is now an instant entry into the computer, unless there is a misspelling of the name or number mis-keyed somewhere, there is no reason you are not in the system. I have seen posts where people have applied for their SS card less than 9 hours after arrival and were in the system. I always try to be nice as possible to people like the SS office, DMV, etc. As I do believe you catch more fly's with honey than vinegar, but sometimes you have to throw a little vinegar out there to get things done.

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1 hour ago, Loren Y said:

The " not in the system" seems like a good excuse for them being lazy. My fiancee came thru POE at LAX on the 20th of November 2018 at 9pm at night, we went to the SS office not even 48hours later to get her SS card. At first the agent said there is no way she is in the system, it has only been 2 days, I said why don't we check instead of guessing ( I tried to say that in the most friendly way possible) he grudgingly got up and went to the computer behind all the windows and came back with a printout and a " I can't believe I was wrong type look". He punched in a few things on the computer and said card is on the way. Received physical card in the mail 2 weeks later. I don't think the employees know that it is now an instant entry into the computer, unless there is a misspelling of the name or number mis-keyed somewhere, there is no reason you are not in the system. I have seen posts where people have applied for their SS card less than 9 hours after arrival and were in the system. I always try to be nice as possible to people like the SS office, DMV, etc. As I do believe you catch more fly's with honey than vinegar, but sometimes you have to throw a little vinegar out there to get things done.

This was a excellent description of what can happen. That's why I always invite those who are in need of information for their SSN that they should go within days and to be sure to have the document RM 10211.530 and A-08-07-17044 with them because most agents don't know how this works for K-1's. It happened to my wife and I too explained and asked them to look and sure enough it was there. Now back then there was a time when you had to wait 2 weeks for the SAVE database to be updated. Now your in the system once you pass a POE stop.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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But sometimes it's not about "not being in th system", but actually being in the system but the system not showing the full name. I had that issue, they found me without issues on day 4 after my POE but still had to verify my info with immigrationsprocess because my name's were so long the second middle name had been cut in half at POE, so nothing made sense or matched with my passport. Even my i-94 only showed half my name. So even if they found me in the system they still couldn't hand out a SSN immediately.

 

When my card finally showed up, my name still wasn't right on it. And all my four name (first, two middles and last) were all together in one long wrong as if it was just one looooong name, and the second middle name was still cut off just like on my i-94. I didn't care much as at least I had a SSN, and once my EAD showed up I went back to the SSA and had the name corrected.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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4 weeks is normal. Spoke with couple agents and all confirmed that it's usually within 2-4 weeks window, as K-1 is rare compared to other visas (rare to particular office, can't talk for all), if you file early enough. You can file the next day from arrival into US, it just takes some time to verify with DHS, USCIS your data.

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