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  1. It's not true. You can go to any social security office in the United States. They're located in all major and some minor cities. https://www.ssa.gov/locator/ This is how you find your representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
  2. Call your representative in congress and explain the situation. Or call the next closest office.
  3. First trying calling local SS office. They wouldn't even answer the phone -- 2 days straight. I called my congressman's office, explained the situation, had an appointment 2 days later. Went in, 5 minutes later we were done and SS card in the mail.
  4. 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!
  5. Well I contacted my congressman's office on Monday. And we now have an in person appointment for tomorrow at 9:30 AM. Thanks!
  6. Quick update: She had her interview on Thursday. On Monday we got a letter saying she was approved. Green card was at the house on Wednesday. Less than a week! Finally some fast movement. Keep the faith all!
  7. There's a pandemic going on and everything from strip clubs to casinos to concert halls are open... just not the SS office. LOL The law hasn't changed. Permanent residents are required to show their green card to any law enforcement officer who asks for it. That means it must remain in their possession at all times, as even this social security administration memo states: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM
  8. You shouldn't send any original documents with any service. "Due to DHS regulations, non-citizens are required to have their immigration documents in their possession at all times" https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/reference.nsf/links/05262021015248PM
  9. About the same deal here. Except no answer at all. Over two days I've spent 7 hours on hold trying to talk to a human. No luck.
  10. I would never send an original irreplaceable document through the USPS these days. NB: Half of my family works for USPS!
  11. Pretty sad it has to come to that. Not a bad idea though. Thanks.
  12. 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. The next closest office is hours away. Might be my only option though.
  13. Thanks. But they need to see the original documents. I can't send those through the mail.
  14. 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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