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Hello, my husband is in the US on a K1 visa. We applied for a SSN on March 1st and the receipt notice says it could take up to 4 weeks which has already passed. I called the main SSN number and they did not have any information and just said that information is being verified by the Department of Homeland Security. They said I could call them but when I called they directed me to USCIS. Any idea what I should do to find out what's going on? 

 

My husband and I are trying to find a new apartment but all of the offices are requesting his SSN and will not let us apply without it. 

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Thread is moved from the MENA regional forum to the Social Security Numbers subforum, to be among similar threads.


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Go back to the SSA office. Calling over the phone rarely yields any information.

 

Similar happened to my husband. He got his conditional SSN card fine, but after we went back for him to get his permanent one (after getting the green card), he never received the new card after 4 weeks. Calling did nothing. When we went back up there, they said his file had never been processed by whoever had assisted us that day, so they had to resubmit everything.

 

As for being reviewed by DOHS - that's normal. I believe they all go through that, no matter what.


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     September 25, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

 

Up next.... Removal of Conditions!

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Posted (edited)

You might have better luck going to your SSA office.  

 

I had a similar problem.  My card had not arrived after six weeks.  When I went again that SSA officer told me to apply anew.  However, it seems he dove into their system while I filled out the application, because he then mentioned that somebody had forgotten to click a box or something to that effect, so that my application had gotten stuck in limbo.  He fixed that, and two weeks later I got my card in the mail. 

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4 hours ago, RLA said:

You might have better luck going to your SSA office.  

 

I had a similar problem.  My card had not arrived after six weeks.  When I went again that SSA officer told me to apply anew.  However, it seems he dove into their system while I filled out the application, because he then mentioned that somebody had forgotten to click a box or something to that effect, so that my application had gotten stuck in limbo.  He fixed that, and two weeks later I got my card in the mail. 

Well... I went there today and waited for a couple of hours just to be told that they are verifying his info. and they can't give me any more information about it. Ugh! 

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9 minutes ago, Meryem467 said:

Well... I went there today and waited for a couple of hours just to be told that they are verifying his info. and they can't give me any more information about it. Ugh! 

Did he go with you? If not maybe cause it's his info not yours?

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Sorry to hear about your experience. I'm in the same situation; applied on March 8 and haven't received anything yet. At SSA the clerk said it would take 4-6 weeks since I applied so quickly after entering. Maybe pay them another visit after week 6 if it still hasn't arrived?


Marriage: March 8, 2019

AOS Sent: April 16, 2019

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There r 3 SS offices in Memphis / since you ran into a rude person,  try one of the others

Honestly i ran into one of these people who didn't know how to even help me apply to replace a worn out card

https://www.socialsecurityoffices.info/city/tn-memphis

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On 4/2/2019 at 10:39 PM, adil-rafa said:

There r 3 SS offices in Memphis / since you ran into a rude person,  try one of the others

Honestly i ran into one of these people who didn't know how to even help me apply to replace a worn out card

https://www.socialsecurityoffices.info/city/tn-memphis

Yes, I will try that. 

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