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Hi Everyone,

 

I recently got approved for my GC; and I am anxious to get started on applying for all the documents I need in the US (license, ssn, etc.)

 

However I have one question that I can't seem to find an answer for. When I apply for my SSN I understand that it will take 2 weeks for the card to arrive in the mail. But will I receive a temporary card and/or my number at least at the time of application?

 

Thanks,


3/1/2019 ~ Mailed in via lawyer to Chicago Lockbox

3/15/2019 ~ USCIS Processed payment

3/16/2019 ~ Received NOA1

3/23/2019 ~ Received Biometrics Appointment

4/2/2019 ~ Biometrics Appointment

4/10/2019 ~ Status of I-485 changed to 'Ready for Interview'

4/15/2019 ~ Interview has been scheduled

5/22/2019 ~ Had to reschedule interview the day before

6/12/2019 ~ Received new interview date

7/25/2019 ~ Interview: Approved!!

8/2/2019 ~ GC IN HAND!!

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4/25/2021 ~ Apply for ROC

 

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No.


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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.

.

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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, Canadian87 said:

Hi Everyone,

 

I recently got approved for my GC; and I am anxious to get started on applying for all the documents I need in the US (license, ssn, etc.)

 

However I have one question that I can't seem to find an answer for. When I apply for my SSN I understand that it will take 2 weeks for the card to arrive in the mail. But will I receive a temporary card and/or my number at least at the time of application?

 

Thanks,

Now this was a while back when I applied for mine---so not entirely sure if it's still an option:

 

When I applied for my SS, I was able to request a temporary print out because I told them I already had a job offer and obviously they needed a SS# to process my paperwork with the company so I could begin work (I did actually have a job offer, but the SS agent didn't ask for any proof of this).  The print-out was valid for like a month, if I remember correctly.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Going through said:

Now this was a while back when I applied for mine---so not entirely sure if it's still an option:

 

When I applied for my SS, I was able to request a temporary print out because I told them I already had a job offer and obviously they needed a SS# to process my paperwork with the company so I could begin work (I did actually have a job offer, but the SS agent didn't ask for any proof of this).  The print-out was valid for like a month, if I remember correctly.

Awesome! Thanks. Hopefully its still the same. I'll ask when I go in. 


3/1/2019 ~ Mailed in via lawyer to Chicago Lockbox

3/15/2019 ~ USCIS Processed payment

3/16/2019 ~ Received NOA1

3/23/2019 ~ Received Biometrics Appointment

4/2/2019 ~ Biometrics Appointment

4/10/2019 ~ Status of I-485 changed to 'Ready for Interview'

4/15/2019 ~ Interview has been scheduled

5/22/2019 ~ Had to reschedule interview the day before

6/12/2019 ~ Received new interview date

7/25/2019 ~ Interview: Approved!!

8/2/2019 ~ GC IN HAND!!

--

4/25/2021 ~ Apply for ROC

 

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8 minutes ago, Canadian87 said:

Awesome! Thanks. Hopefully its still the same. I'll ask when I go in. 

If it's still possible to get a print out---Keep in mind that the print-out may not be accepted everywhere, though---most places (ie. some banks when opening an account) will want to see the actual card.

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Canadian87 said:

Hi Everyone,

 

I recently got approved for my GC; and I am anxious to get started on applying for all the documents I need in the US (license, ssn, etc.)

 

However I have one question that I can't seem to find an answer for. When I apply for my SSN I understand that it will take 2 weeks for the card to arrive in the mail. But will I receive a temporary card and/or my number at least at the time of application?

 

Thanks,

No. Mainly because they dont generate your SSN at that office, so nobody can steal it from you.

 

SSN is very important here and you should not be sharing it with anybody unless it is a legitimate stuff. Also memorize it and do not carry the card with you every day, unless you are going to get a drivers license or open a bank account. Most of the time they are not allowed to make a photocopy of it.

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I'm trying to search my memory more...now I'm trying to remember if the temp. printout I received had an actual *number* on it, or if it just said that I'd applied for one/it was processing/confirmation that I was legally able to obtain one...it's quite possible it didn't have an actual number on the print-out, I really cannot recall either way, although I do remember having to specifically shred it after 30 days  (as opposed to just chucking it in the garbage).

 

If the processing time is only 2 weeks these days, not an awful long wait for the card anyhow.. Looking at your timeline--considering you got AOS interview & approval after only around 4 months after filing---including a request for interview rescheduling!!---it certainly seems time is on your side! ;) :) 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Going through said:

I'm trying to search my memory more...now I'm trying to remember if the temp. printout I received had an actual *number* on it, or if it just said that I'd applied for one/it was processing/confirmation that I was legally able to obtain one...it's quite possible it didn't have an actual number on the print-out, I really cannot recall either way, although I do remember having to specifically shred it after 30 days  (as opposed to just chucking it in the garbage).

 

If the processing time is only 2 weeks these days, not an awful long wait for the card anyhow.. Looking at your timeline--considering you got AOS interview & approval after only around 4 months after filing---including a request for interview rescheduling!!---it certainly seems time is on your side! ;) :) 

haha yeah, even the IO was shocked at our timeline. so thankful for it.

 

I will ask when I got apply for my ssn and let you guys know what the protocol/newest protocol is. 


3/1/2019 ~ Mailed in via lawyer to Chicago Lockbox

3/15/2019 ~ USCIS Processed payment

3/16/2019 ~ Received NOA1

3/23/2019 ~ Received Biometrics Appointment

4/2/2019 ~ Biometrics Appointment

4/10/2019 ~ Status of I-485 changed to 'Ready for Interview'

4/15/2019 ~ Interview has been scheduled

5/22/2019 ~ Had to reschedule interview the day before

6/12/2019 ~ Received new interview date

7/25/2019 ~ Interview: Approved!!

8/2/2019 ~ GC IN HAND!!

--

4/25/2021 ~ Apply for ROC

 

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3 hours ago, Canadian87 said:

I will ask when I got apply for my ssn and let you guys know what the protocol/newest protocol is. 

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0203325025 "The only official document verifying an individual's SSN is the SSN card. A third party may ask an individual to obtain a Numident to verify his or her SSN. The third party may also seek valuable personal information contained in the Numident record. While the number holder (NH) is entitled to his or her own Numident record, he or she may be unwittingly disclosing more information than is necessary to verify his or her SSN. Disclosing Numident information unnecessarily to third parties greatly increases the NH's vulnerability to identity theft and SSN fraud. In addition, persons can easily duplicate or alter Numident records."

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