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How long for SSN after entry into US?

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I just received my CR-1 visa. 10 months... what a long process and yet it seems we were lucky to do it faster than most. Whoever said patience was a virtue must have gone through US immigration.

 

On the DS260 form I checked "Yes" to needing a SSN. I understand it's meant to be automatically sent to me, but:

 

 - do I need to do anything else or just sit tight? Is it at POE that they begin processing this?

 - can anybody share their experience with getting their SSN after a CR1, like how long it took?

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14 minutes ago, Apelcina said:

I just received my CR-1 visa. 10 months... what a long process and yet it seems we were lucky to do it faster than most. Whoever said patience was a virtue must have gone through US immigration.

 

On the DS260 form I checked "Yes" to needing a SSN. I understand it's meant to be automatically sent to me, but:

 

 - do I need to do anything else or just sit tight? Is it at POE that they begin processing this?

 - can anybody share their experience with getting their SSN after a CR1, like how long it took?

This was a question I was asking a little more than a month ago as my cousins on my wife's side entered the US on DV's.  They also checked the box on the DS260 to get a SSC.  Fast forward two weeks, no cards, but the GCs arrived, so we went down to the SSA to see if they could give us any information on the SSCs progress.  They looked my cousins up on their system and it showed nothing in the works, so my cousins promptly applied for cards and received them about 10 days later. 

 

If you do decide to go down to the SSA, I suggest waiting for your actual GC as for some reason there are clerks at the SSA that do not understand that an endorsed IV (CR1/IR1/DV, etc.) is in fact a GC.  Also, if you go down to the SSA, go in the afternoons as they don't seem to be as busy.

 

Good Luck!


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to Social Security Numbers forum.


Our journey:

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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)
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September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
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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)

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