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Hello,

 

My fiance arrived in Boston on Feb. 9.  I checked an her online I-94 information was available within a day.  We went to the SSA office yesterday (Feb 14) to apply for a new SSN.  

 

The SSA agent took my fiance's form and passport and typed in all the information.  Then she went to the back office and came back with a letter saying that the SSA needs to verify my fiance's Alien status with Federal, State or Local office, and that the process may take 4 weeks.

 

Is this normal?  I thought the I-94 information is enough (along with the K1 visa stamped in her passport) for the SSA to issue her number and mail it to us.  Perhaps 5-10 working days?

 

I fear that the agent didn't process the new number application correctly and it will be on hold until we marry and file the AOS, which defeats the purpose of us submitting the application early.   I want to add her to my health insurance and other policies as soon as possible after we marry next week.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, SteveInBoston said:

Hello,

 

My fiance arrived in Boston on Feb. 9.  I checked an her online I-94 information was available within a day.  We went to the SSA office yesterday (Feb 14) to apply for a new SSN.  

 

The SSA agent took my fiance's form and passport and typed in all the information.  Then she went to the back office and came back with a letter saying that the SSA needs to verify my fiance's Alien status with Federal, State or Local office, and that the process may take 4 weeks.

 

Is this normal?  I thought the I-94 information is enough (along with the K1 visa stamped in her passport) for the SSA to issue her number and mail it to us.  Perhaps 5-10 working days?

 

I fear that the agent didn't process the new number application correctly and it will be on hold until we marry and file the AOS, which defeats the purpose of us submitting the application early.   I want to add her to my health insurance and other policies as soon as possible after we marry next week.

 

 

This is normal. USCIS went over to a new system about 6 months ago and that correspondent well with the SSN systems. At this point its more rule then exception to go through manual verification. It usually takes about 3-4 weeks. I went through it myself twice and both times I got my SSN card (maiden and married name) after 3-4 weeks

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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38 minutes ago, C90 said:

This is normal. USCIS went over to a new system about 6 months ago and that correspondent well with the SSN systems. At this point its more rule then exception to go through manual verification. It usually takes about 3-4 weeks. I went through it myself twice and both times I got my SSN card (maiden and married name) after 3-4 weeks

I meant doesn't correspondent well with the SSN systems

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4 hours ago, SteveInBoston said:

Hello,

 

My fiance arrived in Boston on Feb. 9.  I checked an her online I-94 information was available within a day.  We went to the SSA office yesterday (Feb 14) to apply for a new SSN.  

 

The SSA agent took my fiance's form and passport and typed in all the information.  Then she went to the back office and came back with a letter saying that the SSA needs to verify my fiance's Alien status with Federal, State or Local office, and that the process may take 4 weeks.

 

Is this normal?  I thought the I-94 information is enough (along with the K1 visa stamped in her passport) for the SSA to issue her number and mail it to us.  Perhaps 5-10 working days?

 

I fear that the agent didn't process the new number application correctly and it will be on hold until we marry and file the AOS, which defeats the purpose of us submitting the application early.   I want to add her to my health insurance and other policies as soon as possible after we marry next week.

 

 

I just went through the same thing with my wife who arrived in the US on the 12th of december.  2 days later we went to Social SEcurity - they had to do a manual verification and said it would be 3-4 weeks.  We had our card in less than 2 weeks.

 

Also, I did not need her social security to add her to my health insurance but maybe some plans do? 

 

The Motor vehicle administration however, would not issue her a drivers license or identification card without a social security number.   Each state has their own separate of rules.

 

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