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Can't get SS# after AOS - SS office won't answer

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My wife was approved and her green card came yesterday. I've been calling the local social security office for 2 days straight trying to make an appointment for her to apply for a SS#.

 

I have about 7 hours of phone time in now. They will not answer the phone. I am just on the hold loop the whole time.

 

It is not because they are busy. This is in a city of 13,000 people.

 

They aren't open to in person visits and they won't answer the phone. So..... what do?

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apply online using the following instructions and SS-5 form

bottom of page 2 

 

page 5 is the form itself

 

https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf

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31 minutes ago, Trutta said:

Thanks. But they need to see the original documents. I can't send those through the mail.

yes,  you can 

read the site 

it says they will be returned

 

1. like when applying for US passport /we have to send originals thru the mail and they return them

2. when u apply for SS benefits ,  they will keep originals and send out to process at a district office and return originals to u

(or u can mail all them yourself)  

 

our government still has faith in the USPS even though some of us don't

just make a copy for your protection and keep it till originals come back and send things insured with return receipt 

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12 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

yes,  you can 

read the site 

it says they will be returned

 

1. like when applying for US passport /we have to send originals thru the mail and they return them

2. when u apply for SS benefits ,  they will keep originals and send out to process at a district office and return originals to u

(or u can mail all them yourself)  

 

our government still has faith in the USPS even though some of us don't

just make a copy for your protection and keep it till originals come back and send things insured with return receipt 

The SSA issued new instructions that says that immigrants must not mail original immigration documents. They have to call and request an appointment. If the office is saying they don't accept appointments, tell them to look for the EM-21041.

 

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM

 

IMPORTANT: Do NOT request a non-citizen to submit his or her immigration documents by mail or using the drop box. Due to DHS regulations, non-citizens are required to have their immigration documents in their possession at all times (GN 00303.610.B).

 

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2 hours ago, Ayrton said:

The SSA issued new instructions that says that immigrants must not mail original immigration documents. They have to call and request an appointment. If the office is saying they don't accept appointments, tell them to look for the EM-21041.

 

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM

 

IMPORTANT: Do NOT request a non-citizen to submit his or her immigration documents by mail or using the drop box. Due to DHS regulations, non-citizens are required to have their immigration documents in their possession at all times (GN 00303.610.B).

 

Try contacting your congressman. It worked for me!


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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16 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

yes,  you can 

read the site 

it says they will be returned

 

1. like when applying for US passport /we have to send originals thru the mail and they return them

2. when u apply for SS benefits ,  they will keep originals and send out to process at a district office and return originals to u

(or u can mail all them yourself)  

 

our government still has faith in the USPS even though some of us don't

just make a copy for your protection and keep it till originals come back and send things insured with return receipt 

I don't trust them to return anything. Nor do I trust the mail.

 

Plus an immigrant must keep their green card in their possession and show it to any immigration or law enforcement officer on request -- something they can't do if it's in the mail.

 

 

4 hours ago, Adventine said:

How about booking an in person appt at a different SS office?

The next closest office is hours away. Might be my only option though.

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1 hour ago, Trutta said:

Well I contacted my congressman's office on Monday. And we now have an in person appointment for tomorrow at 9:30 AM. Thanks!

Good! Sometimes you have to push the buttons!


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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8 minutes ago, Trutta said:

Very easy. Walked in. Showed passport and greencard. 5 minutes later he said that was it. SS card will be here in 7-14 days!

Good. Now go on to celebrate to Crocketts in good ol'e Morgantown and sing "Country Roads"!


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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