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NEED HELP! here on TN visa and no social yet

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by CDN-RN CDN-RN (New Member) New Member

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Hey there.... if anyone can please help me... have run into a huge problem with immigration and am stuck as to what to do next. I got a job at cedars-sinai in LA - been here working for 2 months already. have my TN-Visa etc and all that I need, however when I went to apply for a social, after waiting for 6 weeks they told me they could not issue one - when they type in the visa number stamped into my passport, it comes up with the correct entry date, but the wrong name and birthdate. They sent me to the immigration office in LA (hope no one has to deal with that place!) who told me that the TN visa did not give me authorization to work, but to be here for buiness... I argued with him that the TN-visa and visa screen certificate was what I needed etc, and that I was therefore authorized to work... he still said I was wrong, and told me to fill out an I-765 form which is for application for authorization for employment - however when I looked at it, it had nothing to do with being here as a nurse - but for families of diplomats etc. So now I am stuck, and not sure what step to take next to get this fixed - even the guys supervisor was unclear of the whole TN-Visa thing. - The immigration person from Cedars is lost a well, and has never run into this problem before... Anyone else have this happen?? or suggestions of what to do? Please help

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You should not be working at all until you have a SSN# in hand. The TN Visa gives you permission to work in the US as an RN. Suggest that you get the immigration attorney that your facility uses involved in this to get it remedied as soon as possible.

But you should not be working without the SSN#. Without that number they cannot pay you................that can cause you more problems.

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