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I entered the US December 31, a few days after my interview and getting my passport back.  I received my ssn 3 days after i got here, but have not yet got my green card in the mail.  Can i still apply for jobs without it, just using my passport A#?


CR-1 Visa
Texas Service Center
Montreal, Canada Consulate
Canadian Beneficiary/US Petitioner

 

Married: Nov 15, 2017
NOA1/PD Date: Jan 5, 2018
I-130 Approved: July 6, 2018 (6 months wait)
NVC Received Case: July 18, 2018 (12 days wait)
Received Case Number: August 10, 2018 (23 days wait)
Paid AOS & IV Bill: August 10, 2018
Was marked "PAID" August 15, 2018 at the CEAC site. (3 business days wait)

Filled out DS-261 & Supporting Docs: Tuesday August 21 2018

Uploaded AOS Forms & Supporting Docs: Friday August 24 2018

Case Complete: September 13, 2018

Appointment Date Email: November 9, 2018

Appointment Date: December 21, 2018

Visa Approved: December 21, 2018

Picked up Visa from Post Office: December 31, 2018

Received SSN: January 4th, 2019

Received GC in Mail: March 24, 2019

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Working & Traveling During US Immigration forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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You don’t need A# for jobs. The SSN and i551 stamp on your passport allows you to work. 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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29 minutes ago, SKB2017 said:

I entered the US December 31, a few days after my interview and getting my passport back.  I received my ssn 3 days after i got here, but have not yet got my green card in the mail.  Can i still apply for jobs without it, just using my passport A#?

You dont need a green card to work.

Having an SSN alone qualifies you to work.

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1 hour ago, SKB2017 said:

I entered the US December 31, a few days after my interview and getting my passport back.  I received my ssn 3 days after i got here, but have not yet got my green card in the mail.  Can i still apply for jobs without it, just using my passport A#?

SSN should be enough for applying for jobs.

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1 hour ago, Zaczon said:

You dont need a green card to work.

Having an SSN alone qualifies you to work.

 

You need to be authorized to work LEGALLY.  Having an SSN alone is not enough.

 

OP, the stamped CR1/IR1 visa on your passport serves as your temporary green card.  No need for you to wait for the physical green card to apply for jobs.

 

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10 hours ago, Zaczon said:

You dont need a green card to work.

Having an SSN alone qualifies you to work.

Uh no. 


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11 hours ago, Ate said:

 

You need to be authorized to work LEGALLY.  Having an SSN alone is not enough.

 

OP, the stamped CR1/IR1 visa on your passport serves as your temporary green card.  No need for you to wait for the physical green card to apply for jobs.

 

Actually, the SS card is enough because the government issues the SS cards for permanent resident individual with no restrictions. For example, a tourist visa can apply for SS card and the government will issue it but it'll say on the card itself that the card holder is not permitted to work in the US. And , yes, the stamp of the entry is your green card number which permits you to work.

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5 hours ago, Ayman Naser said:

Actually, the SS card is enough because the government issues the SS cards for permanent resident individual with no restrictions. For example, a tourist visa can apply for SS card and the government will issue it but it'll say on the card itself that the card holder is not permitted to work in the US. And , yes, the stamp of the entry is your green card number which permits you to work.

You have to fill out I-9 at one point, if you are not legally allowed to work you can't even fill that out. So just SSN without EAD or GC is not enough (unless your a USC but that's not the case for OP) 

 

Anyway, OP you're fine. Happy job hunting!

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10 hours ago, Ayman Naser said:

Actually, the SS card is enough because the government issues the SS cards for permanent resident individual with no restrictions. For example, a tourist visa can apply for SS card and the government will issue it but it'll say on the card itself that the card holder is not permitted to work in the US. And , yes, the stamp of the entry is your green card number which permits you to work.

No it's not.  You can use a green card, or you can use an SSN and driver's license. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents

 

The endorsed immigrant visa, however, is enough. 

Edited by NikLR

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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On 2/23/2019 at 7:23 PM, NikLR said:

No it's not.  You can use a green card, or you can use an SSN and driver's license. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents

 

The endorsed immigrant visa, however, is enough. 

I got SSN and i551 stamped on my passport with letter from border protection officer said the stamp on my passport is temporary GC for one year; it's either used for employment as well. is it ok for getting a job ?

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3 minutes ago, Mara0899 said:

I got SSN and i551 stamped on my passport with letter from border protection officer said the stamp on my passport is temporary GC for one year; it's either used for employment as well. is it ok for getting a job ?

Yes 

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47 minutes ago, Mara0899 said:

it does not matter with no driver license rite ? 

A driver's license has nothing to do with work authorization.  It does not matter.

 

The green card (I-551) provides work authorization.

 

The SSN allows income taxes to be collected.

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4 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

A driver's license has nothing to do with work authorization.  It does not matter.

 

The green card (I-551) provides work authorization.

 

The SSN allows income taxes to be collected.

Thanks @aaron2020

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