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Old Nov 5th 2017, 12:57 pm
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Triggered my CR-1 visa on Tuesday. On Friday my wife had to go to the SSO to change her name. So I tagged along and went to see if there was progress with my SSN. Had a new form filled in ready if needed.

The lady stated she cant check to see if an SSN number is being generated for me until 3 weeks after entry.

Ended up with my wife when she did her bit and another lady stated the same.

is this correct ?

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Old Nov 5th 2017, 2:33 pm
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It can take up to three weeks for your SSN to be generated and sent out to you.

https://www.ssa.gov/ssnvisa/Handout_11_1.html
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Old Nov 5th 2017, 2:43 pm
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As BiP said it can take three weeks to be issued, but probably won't take that long.

SS offices always say they can't see, so I assume they can't. Assuming that you already have an application in progress, just don't get suckered into resubmitting a form because then you will be put through the manual process and it'll take another six weeks.
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Did you tick the box for an SSN number to be applied for as part of the DS-260?

I did and mine was delivered to our PO box exactly three weeks after I landed. Bearing in mind I arrived on December 19 and not much work would have been done at the SSA around Christmas and new year, I'd say that it would have taken 2 weeks at any other time of the year. That corresponds with the timescales I saw from others who arrived after the Christmas/new year period.
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Did you tick the box for an SSN number to be applied for as part of the DS-260?

I did and mine was delivered to our PO box exactly three weeks after I landed. Bearing in mind I arrived on December 19 and not much work would have been done at the SSA around Christmas and new year, I'd say that it would have taken 2 weeks at any other time of the year. That corresponds with the timescales I saw from others who arrived after the Christmas/new year period.
Glad to hear this. I entered (IR-1) last Thursday (02 Nov) and I'm now patiently waiting.
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