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Docs in CCD - Approved CR1 - Entered the US on MRIV and got the I-551 stamp - what next?!

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Hi VJ community!

You have been so helpful throughout my immigration process so hoping someone can help this time as well. 

 

I got my CR1 approved on Sept 6 and entered the US yesterday (Sept 29) at LAX. My case was handled by the NVC online and, upon approval, I did not get an envelope of documents but instead, had a Machine Readable Immigrant Visa placed in my passport annotated with a remark that my case documents were in CCD. 

 

I got a leaflet with my visa explaining that the admitting officer will ensure that the Green Card processing will start when I enter the US but the Officer who admitted me yesterday was not particularly knowledgeable. He openly admitted that the 'documents in CCD' process for immigrant visas is new and he hasn't dealt with those much. He wasn't able to confirm the next steps for me so I am feeling a little lost as to whether I should take any further steps to get my Social Security number and Green Card. 

 

I was under the impression that the Green Card will arrive at some point within the next 6 months and that I do not need to do anything else after I am admitted to the US (I paid the USCIS visa fee before I traveled). I was also under the impression that my Social Security Number will be issued automatically since I asked for that to be the case via the online form at the NVC stage. 

 

Has anyone entered the US recently with visa and docs in CCD / I-551 stamp and knows what do do next? Do I need to apply for the SSN separately or should I wait to see if one gets automatically assigned since I asked for that and got admitted yesterday?

 

Thanks SO much for your help, as always!

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If you already checked the box on the DS260 to be assigned a SSN, wait for the card to come in. It can confuse things if you go and try to apply for one while you already have one processing. Should take a couple weeks for your SS card to come in. Green card can arrive anywhere from a couple weeks to a few months 


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent I130 package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: I130 NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Waiting for: NVC received & case number

 

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37 minutes ago, LilyJ said:

If you already checked the box on the DS260 to be assigned a SSN, wait for the card to come in. It can confuse things if you go and try to apply for one while you already have one processing. Should take a couple weeks for your SS card to come in. Green card can arrive anywhere from a couple weeks to a few months 

Thank you! That's what I was unsure of. The officer who admitted me mentioned I need to apply for the SSN but when I told him I had checked the box on the DS260 he got all confused which didn't fill me with confidence ha! Thanks so much, I'll stay put and hope to get my SSN shortly :)

 

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9 minutes ago, Agie3105 said:

Thank you! That's what I was unsure of. The officer who admitted me mentioned I need to apply for the SSN but when I told him I had checked the box on the DS260 he got all confused which didn't fill me with confidence ha! Thanks so much, I'll stay put and hope to get my SSN shortly :)

 

No problem! I'd expect probably around 2-3 weeks give or take, though I think for most it takes around 2 weeks, so shouldn't be too long


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent I130 package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: I130 NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Waiting for: NVC received & case number

 

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to General Immigration-Related Discussion.


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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