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Hi, I'm s K-1 filer having problems getting an SSN because Douglas County, Lawrence, KS has such a low volume of immigrants filing in it thus nobody here knows squat about the need for SS numbers. I didn't realise until now that I could just have filed one using the I-485, but I'm almost done with that, have gotten married within the 90-day window, and also still contending with moving house.

 

I have two questions: 

  • Should I fill out the blanks requesting the Social Security number in the I-485 and I-765 with my number even without the card? I have been to the SSA office in Lawrence for at least three times now just to fix my SS, and I had to have my number dictated to me. They would not write the number, the (somewhat balding) man at the window said he wasn't allowed to share with me. This after I politely insisted on getting a shift supervisor in the last 2 visits, who by the way was an unfriendly brunette white woman who didn't care whether or not my SS petition would expire. I repeated the number to him, but who knows if he just gave me a random number considering my experience thus far.  
  • As my I-94 expires August 12 (I entered May 15), should I file an I-539 and send it along with my AOS/EAD/AP packet?

 

FYR I've already set up mail forwarding at the USPS to my new mailing address, which is actually just a different (larger) unit within the same apartment complex (I keep the same street address, town, state, and ZIP code). I'm planning to send the packet out today.

 

All help appreciated, thank you very much. 

 

PS if anyone here is in the Douglas County or Kansas City areas, please say hi! It's so stressful to find that very few K-1 filers in this area of the Midwest are sharing their experiences online (I go through VJ at least 4 times a week now, starting from my first full week after entry).

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Your don’t need waste $375 on i-539. Just send AOS package soon.

 

What do you mean my “you went to SSA office 3 times to fix SS”? What were you trying to fix? Do you have a SSN or not? If you have it, put the number, if you don’t leave it blank. 


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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You MUST file the I-485 prior to the expiration of your I-94 to avoid being out of status and subject to deportation.  If you have not been issued a SS card, I wouldn't list the "number"......There is no requirement to have a Social Security card prior to filing the I-485, I-131, and I-765.

"was an unfriendly brunette white woman "

I don't see the race and hair color of the SS supervisor being relevant to the situation.

 

NO-I-539.

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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1 minute ago, Sparky11564 said:

Just apply for an EIN with the IRS. That will do everything you need until you get your ducks in a row for the SS card.

She has already applied for a SS card.


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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49 minutes ago, arken said:

Your don’t need waste $375 on i-539. Just send AOS package soon.

 

What do you mean my “you went to SSA office 3 times to fix SS”? What were you trying to fix? Do you have a SSN or not? If you have it, put the number, if you don’t leave it blank. 

They couldn't get my maiden name to match up on the I-94, so I had to keep going to the SSA to fix it (I also went to the Global Entry office in KCI Airport to make sure my name would match in both offices). The Lawrence SS office gave me a number but I still don't have the card. I am not comfortable putting the SS number they gave me in the forms without that card because again who knows if they just gave me a random number. Is there any way to double check until the card gets here? 

 

13 minutes ago, Sparky11564 said:

Just apply for an EIN with the IRS. That will do everything you need until you get your ducks in a row for the SS card.

What's an EIN? Haven't seen any information on this. 

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1 minute ago, mjoyceb said:

They couldn't get my name to match up on the I-94, so I had to keep going to the SSA to fix it. They gave me a number but I still don't have the card. I am not comfortable putting this number in the forms without that card. Is there any way to double check until the card gets here? 

In that case, leave the SSN spaces blank and don’t wait for the SS card to arrive before sending AOS. If everything is ready, just send it out.

 

1 minute ago, mjoyceb said:

What's an EIN? Haven't seen any information on this. 

Don’t worry about it. We say, don’t ask for the directions to a place you are not going to.


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

.

.

.

.

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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3 minutes ago, mjoyceb said:

Is there any way to double check until the card gets here? 

No.  If they gave you a valid number, you should have a card within a couple weeks.  Just file your AOS package without the SS number.....It isn't required.....


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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50 minutes ago, missileman said:

 "was an unfriendly brunette white woman "

 I don't see the race and hair color of the SS supervisor being relevant to the situation.

  

Maybe you're right, it's not relevant, but when she took a look at my SS receipt for the original request, she just laughed at me and said "Well honey if it expires then it expires, sorry we can't help you!" I calmly replied showing her my new I-94, and she still didn't want to work on it. I had to go in a different day with the same corrected I-94 just to get my follow-up request lodged. 

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2 minutes ago, mjoyceb said:

Maybe you're right, it's not relevant, but when she took a look at my SS receipt for the original request, she just laughed at me and said "Well honey if it expires then it expires, sorry we can't help you!" I calmly replied showing her my new I-94, and she still didn't want to work on it. I had to go in a different day with the same corrected I-94 just to get my follow-up request lodged. 

Maybe you should have tried a different SS office.


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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1 hour ago, mjoyceb said:

Hi, I'm s K-1 filer having problems getting an SSN because Douglas County, Lawrence, KS has such a low volume of immigrants filing in it thus nobody here knows squat about the need for SS numbers. I didn't realise until now that I could just have filed one using the I-485, but I'm almost done with that, have gotten married within the 90-day window, and also still contending with moving house.

 

I have two questions: 

  • Should I fill out the blanks requesting the Social Security number in the I-485 and I-765 with my number even without the card? YES I have been to the SSA office in Lawrence for at least three times now just to fix my SS, and I had to have my number dictated to me. They would not write the number, the (somewhat balding) man at the window said he wasn't allowed to share with me. This after I politely insisted on getting a shift supervisor in the last 2 visits, who by the way was an unfriendly brunette white woman who didn't care whether or not my SS petition would expire. I repeated the number to him, but who knows if he just gave me a random number considering my experience thus far.  
  • As my I-94 expires August 12 (I entered May 15), should I file an I-539 and send it along with my AOS/EAD/AP packet? NO. You cannot extend your K1 status. Just ensure you file AOS before you become out of status on Day 90.

 

FYR I've already set up mail forwarding at the USPS to my new mailing address, which is actually just a different (larger) unit within the same apartment complex (I keep the same street address, town, state, and ZIP code). I'm planning to send the packet out today.

 

All help appreciated, thank you very much. 

 

PS if anyone here is in the Douglas County or Kansas City areas, please say hi! It's so stressful to find that very few K-1 filers in this area of the Midwest are sharing their experiences online (I go through VJ at least 4 times a week now, starting from my first full week after entry).

 

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9 hours ago, mjoyceb said:

Hi, I'm s K-1 filer having problems getting an SSN because Douglas County, Lawrence, KS has such a low volume of immigrants filing in it thus nobody here knows squat about the need for SS numbers. I didn't realise until now that I could just have filed one using the I-485, but I'm almost done with that, have gotten married within the 90-day window, and also still contending with moving house.

 

I have two questions: 

  • Should I fill out the blanks requesting the Social Security number in the I-485 and I-765 with my number even without the card? I have been to the SSA office in Lawrence for at least three times now just to fix my SS, and I had to have my number dictated to me. They would not write the number, the (somewhat balding) man at the window said he wasn't allowed to share with me. This after I politely insisted on getting a shift supervisor in the last 2 visits, who by the way was an unfriendly brunette white woman who didn't care whether or not my SS petition would expire. I repeated the number to him, but who knows if he just gave me a random number considering my experience thus far.  
  • As my I-94 expires August 12 (I entered May 15), should I file an I-539 and send it along with my AOS/EAD/AP packet?

 

FYR I've already set up mail forwarding at the USPS to my new mailing address, which is actually just a different (larger) unit within the same apartment complex (I keep the same street address, town, state, and ZIP code). I'm planning to send the packet out today.

 

All help appreciated, thank you very much. 

 

PS if anyone here is in the Douglas County or Kansas City areas, please say hi! It's so stressful to find that very few K-1 filers in this area of the Midwest are sharing their experiences online (I go through VJ at least 4 times a week now, starting from my first full week after entry).

So sorry to hear you are having a hard time filing your SSN. I filed mine 6 days after I arrived and didn't have any problems. The woman I first spoke with didn't know the process for K1 so she endorsed me to someone who did. I am expecting my card to arrive next week. I am from Kansas City.

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