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3 weeks since entering the USA, when , how do i get my SSN?

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I entered the US over 3 weeks on my newly issues green card from the UK.  I paid the online fees straight away.   I still have not recieved my SSN or any documentation from the US to my US residence?  Do I need to do anything to initiate the process for an SSN etc?

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You already have the plastic Green Card?  If you marked the box to receive a Social Security card on the DS-260, then it should be mailed automatically.  This might take a few months.


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38 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

You already have the plastic Green Card?  If you marked the box to receive a Social Security card on the DS-260, then it should be mailed automatically.  This might take a few months.

hi thanks for your reply,

 

at the moment i only have the paper green card in my passport.  is there anything i can do the check it is being processed?

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17 minutes ago, sanjaybb said:

hi thanks for your reply,

 

at the moment i only have the paper green card in my passport.  is there anything i can do the check it is being processed?

Your passport contains the endorsed visa which serves as a green card..  Right now, plastic Green Cards and Social Security cards are taking several weeks to several months to arrive.  


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

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

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Regarding SSN, my wife's SSN was never processed by immigration (Covid Delay?)

 

So, we made the card ourselves (made an appointment with SSA and submitting all the documents/paperwork/SS5 to them physically).  The SSA office mailed the SS5/copies of documents to Baltimore.

 

I think it took like an additional 2 months to get the cards physically, but I kept bothering SSA every week about it.  

 

(However, this was from the end of last year to beginning of this year).   

 

If you are not in any rush, I guess you can wait to see if USCIS submits and starts the process for you with SSA, however, we needed the number asap.

 

 

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4 hours ago, NikeAirMax said:

Regarding SSN, my wife's SSN was never processed by immigration (Covid Delay?)

 

So, we made the card ourselves (made an appointment with SSA and submitting all the documents/paperwork/SS5 to them physically).  The SSA office mailed the SS5/copies of documents to Baltimore.

 

I think it took like an additional 2 months to get the cards physically, but I kept bothering SSA every week about it.  

 

(However, this was from the end of last year to beginning of this year).   

 

If you are not in any rush, I guess you can wait to see if USCIS submits and starts the process for you with SSA, however, we needed the number asap.

 

 

thank you for your help. I need it fairly urgently so i can transfer work contract etc. Do i contact my local SSA office to expedite the process?  How would i find out if the USCIS have submitted anything yet?

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19 hours ago, sanjaybb said:

thank you for your help. I need it fairly urgently so i can transfer work contract etc. Do i contact my local SSA office to expedite the process?  How would i find out if the USCIS have submitted anything yet?

For our situation, we just assumed USCIS submitted the information to SSA and waited I think for 2 months after her arrival here.  However, I never received anything.  (Also, this was during the peak of Covid). 

 

You should call your local SSA and see if they have any file on you(or spouse) in their system.  However, since you arrived 3 weeks ago, they probably do not.  So, you can call your local SSA and see if they can do it for you instead, rather than waiting for USCIS to submit everything for you.  (Also, there might be a timeframe which you can actually start the process with SSA)

 

Luckily for myself, I was able to receive the card a day prior to my deadline.......  

 

(Also, I think you can still work without a SSN)  

 

 

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I still haven’t received mine and I came into the country on April 30th. I called my local SS office and they said they didn’t assign me a SSN despite checking box on ds-260. They told me that they will call me within 2 weeks to give me the appointment. I’m still waiting for that call. 
 

 

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