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Hello everyone, 

 

My husband entered the United States on February 4th and I am trying to add him to my health insurance which we only have 60 days to do once he has entered. I called USCIS and they gave me the whole you will need to wait 120 days to receive it. I also called the SSA Office and they said they couldn't look up anything without his social security number which doesn't make sense because we are trying to get one for him... Since we checked off the box on his CR1 application to have a social security number processed , do we have to wait for the Green Card to come first and then his Social Security Card will follow after. I think I'm going to submit a copy of his passport with his date of entry along with our marriage certificate and other documents to the State of New Jersey to see if they will accept him not having a physical Green Card or Social Security Card. Can someone tell me how long it took to receive your Green Card in the mail if you entered the U.S. within the last couple of months? I know things can change daily in regards to immigration.

 

Thanks in advance!

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1.  His stamped passport serves as a Green Card until the plastic one arrives.  Legally, he does not require a SSN to be added to your health insurance.....but you might have to go up the chain of command to find someone who knows that.  

2.  Green Cards and SS Cards seem to be taking several months right now to arrive.  Back in 2017, both were arriving within 3 weeks.....

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1 hour ago, Trish and Oli said:

I called USCIS and they gave me the whole you will need to wait 120 days to receive it.

The website currently says 90 days: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/expect-green-card Also did he pay the fee after visa issuance? https://my.uscis.gov/uscis-immigrant-fee After 90 days pass from whichever occurred later (i.e. pay GC fee or US entry) then he can submit an inquiry: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?sroPageType=onpt

1 hour ago, Trish and Oli said:

and I am trying to add him to my health insurance which we only have 60 days to do once he has entered.

SSN not required: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company "You should advise your coverage provider that you do not have an SSN or TIN and give them the date of birth for each covered individual."

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14 hours ago, HRQX said:

The website currently says 90 days: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/expect-green-card Also did he pay the fee after visa issuance? https://my.uscis.gov/uscis-immigrant-fee After 90 days pass from whichever occurred later (i.e. pay GC fee or US entry) then he can submit an inquiry: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?sroPageType=onpt

SSN not required: https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-reporting-social-security-numbers-to-your-health-insurance-company "You should advise your coverage provider that you do not have an SSN or TIN and give them the date of birth for each covered individual."

We actually paid the Green Card fee after he was approved at his interview back in November. I submitted our docs to HR at my job and they will submit it to the state. I'm guessing and hoping they see that this happens frequently. Thank you for your help!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports 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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