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  • Have you received your plastic green card?

    This question applies for the DV-2012 winners who already immigrated to USA.

    Have you received your plastic green card? If yes, how long after POE?
    I am 3 weeks in the USA and haven't received any welcome letter or my green card yet.

  • #2
    Our welcome letters were received in the beginning of this week and my green card has arrived in the post.
    CN : 2012AF00016***
    29 Jul - SA Police Clearance appl
    30 Jul - Submitted forms to KCC
    02 Aug - KCC received forms
    9 Sept - SA Police Clearances received
    8 Oct - NL2 downloaded online
    10 Nov - UAE Police Clearances received
    30 Nov - Medicals completed
    18 Dec - Interview date - AP
    05 Jan - Visa ready to issue
    22 Mar - Entered US. POE NY
    26 Mar - SSN received
    26 Apr - Primary Applicant Green Card received
    30 Apr - DH & DD green cards received.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ice Queen View Post
      Our welcome letters were received in the beginning of this week and my green card has arrived in the post.
      Ice Queen, I can see your SSN arrived in a matter of days, did u have to visit a social security office after arrival or they just sent u the number automatically after entry into the US?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ice Queen View Post
        Our welcome letters were received in the beginning of this week and my green card has arrived in the post.
        Thanks and congratulations!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AhWah View Post
          Ice Queen, I can see your SSN arrived in a matter of days, did u have to visit a social security office after arrival or they just sent u the number automatically after entry into the US?
          Although the immigration officer at the airport told us we don't need to go to the SSN offices, we thought it best to go apply on our own. We did the process on the Thursday if I am not mistaken and by Monday mine arrived. My husbands' arrived on Tuesday and my daughters' on Thursday.
          CN : 2012AF00016***
          29 Jul - SA Police Clearance appl
          30 Jul - Submitted forms to KCC
          02 Aug - KCC received forms
          9 Sept - SA Police Clearances received
          8 Oct - NL2 downloaded online
          10 Nov - UAE Police Clearances received
          30 Nov - Medicals completed
          18 Dec - Interview date - AP
          05 Jan - Visa ready to issue
          22 Mar - Entered US. POE NY
          26 Mar - SSN received
          26 Apr - Primary Applicant Green Card received
          30 Apr - DH & DD green cards received.

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          • #6
            Grats man, wish you best of luck with your new life.

            Is the Green card you received valid for 10 years ?

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            • #7
              Today I received a welcome notice in my mail.
              Now I can track my case online with USCIS. So far so good.

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              • #8
                Just be patient

                Originally posted by dis66 View Post
                Today I received a welcome notice in my mail.
                Now I can track my case online with USCIS. So far so good.
                Just be patient, it will arrive in ur mail, once u ve received welcome letter, surely ur green card is on its way to u shortly. I waited for exactly one month for mine to arrive. Just wait, dont bother to track it online.
                2012AF00008xxx
                Received 1NL on 18th July, 2011
                Sent to KCC on 26th July, 2011
                Confirmed by KCC on 1st August, 2011
                Received 2nd NL on 15th September,2011
                Interview: November 16, 2011
                Police Clearance completed: 13th October, 2011
                Medicals 14/10/2011 & 14/11/2011
                INTERVIEW; SUCCESSFUL
                VISA PICK; 23/11/2011
                POE; Georgia 29/12/2011
                SSN: Received 20/01/2012
                State i.d Received 24/01/2012
                Welcome Letter: 24/01/2012
                GC: Received 27/01/2012

                To God be the Glory, Good God!

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                • #9
                  It took around 4 weeks to receive the welcome notice. Green card arrived around a week after that. SSNs never arrived.

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                  • #10
                    Got the Card

                    Originally posted by dis66 View Post
                    Today I received a welcome notice in my mail.
                    Now I can track my case online with USCIS. So far so good.
                    I received my Card yesterday!! That took exactly 1 month to get it!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AhWah View Post
                      I received my Card yesterday!! That took exactly 1 month to get it!
                      Does anyone have experience of being offered a job before the GC/SSN arrives? I have to hope the HR Department of my new employer won't find it too sketchy to allow me to start working.
                      OC selectee

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                      • #12
                        John Locke

                        Originally posted by John Locke View Post
                        Does anyone have experience of being offered a job before the GC/SSN arrives? I have to hope the HR Department of my new employer won't find it too sketchy to allow me to start working.
                        It will be tricky esp before u get your SSN. This is because the employer has to deduct taxes from your paycheck and to effect this he/she needs your SSN. The only way out is to check with your local Social Sec office to see if your application for a number was approved. If it was approved they can print you a letter showing your number and this can be used before you get your SS card in the mail. For GC, the endorsed Immigrant Visa on your passport is good enough!!
                        Good Luck!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sympli Dusty View Post
                          It took around 4 weeks to receive the welcome notice. Green card arrived around a week after that. SSNs never arrived.
                          Wow, I should have read that earlier. I've been waiting for my SSN all this time, when I should've just gone to the nearest office. Predictable really - getting the DV has felt like a struggle rather than a process.
                          OC selectee

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dis66 View Post
                            This question applies for the DV-2012 winners who already immigrated to USA.

                            Have you received your plastic green card? If yes, how long after POE?
                            I am 3 weeks in the USA and haven't received any welcome letter or my green card yet.
                            For me, it took 26 days to receive the official GC after POE.
                            2012AS39xxx

                            07/29/11 Sent all documents to KCC
                            03/08/12 Received email from KCC to check status that interview has been scheduled on 05/11/12
                            03/28/12 Re-scheduled interview date to 05/29/12.
                            05/29/12 Interview finished in 5 minutes. Successful!
                            05/31/12 Received passport with IM VISA.
                            06/15/12 POE: DFW airport. Done!
                            06/26/12 SSN card received.
                            07/03/12 Welcome notice received.
                            07/05/12 Card ordered into production
                            07/11/12 GC Received!

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