I-94 Extension or Update at Port of Entry Process USA

I-94 Extension, Update after Passport Renewal in US – Process, CBP vs. PoE ?

In US Immigration - Visas by KumarUpdated : 171 Comments

Depending on the type of US visa you get, you may get visa issued beyond your passport validity.  When you enter US at Port of entry, your current passport details are captured by CBP officer and has the same details on your I-94 as well and most likely your I-94 validity is typically tied to your passport validity (Check :  I-94, Sample, how to fill ) .   Now, when you are in US and your passport is about to expire, you will go to either your country’s high commission or embassy and get your passport renewed, but one step remains, which is your I-94 that you got at US Port of Entry still has your old passport information and its validity is still tied to your old passport. Now the question is how do you either update or extend your I-94 to reflect your new Passport details.  We will try to share few options to get the I-94 updated, when you renew or re-issue your passport.

Before you understand options, it is important for you to have all your documents ready. Below is check checklist

Documents Checklist for I-94 Extension in USA:

  • Passports : Both Old and New Passports ( including the one that has US Visa Stamp)
  • Approval Notices of Your Visa Status : USCIS approval forms tied to your visa status. E.g. I-797 Approval Forms, if on H1B, H4, L1, L2 approval notices
  • Address Proof : Your current proof of address in US, where you reside like Rental Agreement, Utilities Bills, etc.
  • I-94 Card : Your Current I-94 Card/ Info printed from I-94 Online System
  • Supporting Documents based on Visa Status : Depending on your status in US, you need to carry additional supporting documents.
    • If you are on H1B Visa : Current LCA that is tied to your H1B.
    • If you are on H1B, L1, or other work visa :
      • Employment Verification letter from Employer
      •  3 to 6 most recent Pay Slips / Stubs showing your proof of employment in US
      • (optional ) Copy of I-129 from your employer
      • (optional ) Your Resume
    • If you are on H4 or L2 and working on EAD : 
      • If you are on H4 or L2 and working on EAD, you should carry : Employment Letters, recent 3 to 6 pay stubs.
  • Cash : $6 USD Cash to pay for the I-94 update. You may pay online ahead of time, but need to carry that print out and confirmation.

Options to get I-94 Extended with Re-issued or Renewed passport

There are few options to extend your I-94. While there are mixed opinions and answers, we will try to give all of those so that you can choose what works for you.

Option 1: Cross Border by Land and Return Back  :

This one is probably the one that has little controversies and always works. All you need to cross the border at any of the border checkpoints by land and come back. If you have vacation planned for other country, that works as well. The goal is to exit US and re-enter. Many just try to go to their nearest border checkpoints  and get it done.  If you are going to Mexico border, you do not even need a visa, you can just go by land and come back. You will be asked to pay $6 USD fee for updating the I-94.

Option 2 : Visit Nearest SENTRI Enrollment Centres :

With this option, you do not really need to cross the border, but you can get your I-94 update done at the US side itself at the border checkpoint by visiting SENTRI Enrollment Centers. This option also probably works well all the time. The only catch is that SENTRI enrolment centres are only in states of  Arizona, Texas and California and you probably need to drive or fly to the nearest one. You can check for the nearest SENTRI Enrollment Centers at CBP Website .

  •  Process : It is very simple, you need to walk into the enrollment center and go to the Permits section. But, before that you can pay $6 USD at the cashier ( Carry cash ). Depending on the line, your name will be called by the officer and he may ask questions on your status and tell that you need to extend your I-94 as you got new Passport. They will ask for the documents, you show them and answer basic questions they ask and your I-94 should be updated. Many users shared their experiences in the past updating I-94 positively at “SENTRI / Global Entry – Otay Mesa Enrollment Centre, 2500 Paseo Internacional, San Diego, CA 92154 “

Option 3 : Visit Port of Entry CBP office at Nearest International Airport :

This option has mixed opinion, some have got success, some have not got success. When you call the airport CBP office, sometimes they say, they cannot update I-94. While some have reported that I-94 was updated when they visited in person. It all varies by state and location.  You can look up for a Port of Entry on CBP website that is nearest to where you live and go to their office and get the I-94 update. As I said, there are mixed opinions here.

Option 4 : Ask your attorney to file Extension of Status :

This option also varies and has mixed opinions, you can always ask your attorney to file extension of Status with USCIS or seek their opinion on if they can do it for you and file extension of status with USCIS as your passport has changed.  You need to speak to your H1B attorney for this option and make a call.

Tip : You can get your I-94 updated before the expiry anywhere like 6 months before expiry. So, the suggestion is to have your passport renewed at least 6 months before expiry and get your I-94 updated before it expires.

I-94 Extension in US Experiences by Users

Few of our users have been kind enough to share their experiences updating I-94. Below are their experiences.

Common FAQs for I-94 Extension in US

Let’s look at some common questions around I-94 Update or Extensions in US.

I-94 Extension / Correction Fee Option – Cash or Online Payment ? 

You can pay for I-94 using Cash or pay Online on CBP website. The only catch is that, you need to visit within 7 days from the day you do this online and you need carry a print out of the same. If you do not visit within 7 days, there are no refunds. You can pay online for I-94 at CBP DHS.Gov Website  . In terms of which is better, sometimes the line for Payment at Counters can be long…so, it is a better idea to pay online and carry the print out the confirmation.

What are I94 Extension Interview Questions  by CBP officer ?

For I94 extension or update, you will meet CBP officer and the interview is same as the one you have at US Port of Entry process , when you enter US either by Flight, Ship or Road.  You need to be prepared to answer questions around your employment, working, living in US, etc.

Do you get a Physical I94 Card ? Online system get updated too ?

Yes, you will get a paper I-94 printed and given when you do I-94 extension or update by crossing border. Check Sample I-94 Cards given at US Port of Entry.  Yes, the online system is updated as well. Usually they staple the new I-94 card with your passport, you will need to show that when entering back into US at border, so keep it careful. You can check online after you come back in online system too regarding your I-94 for the recent entry, it is updated in real-time.

For I-94 Update, should I cross the Border or will be done without it ?

Well, this all depends on the immigration officer and the process at the Land Port of Entry. Sometimes, you get lucky and you may not be asked to cross the border and everything is done at Port of Entry office in US….but, most of the times, you will be asked to cross the border and re-enter.  Many users have shared that they ended up crossing Mexico Border and re-enter when they did this at Laredo, Texas or  San Diego, CA.

Is the I-94 update process different for H4 vs H1B Holders ?  L1, L2, etc ?

The process to update/ extend I94 is same for everyone as described above. You can use any of the three options. If does not matter, if you are on H4 or H1B visa…You will need to carry all your relevant documents and supporting documents.

What has been your experience updating I-94  ? Share your thoughts ? Anything I missed ?

   

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Comments ( 171 )

  1. Rahul

    My wife finally got her i-94 updated by flying into Mexico City airport.

    Her i-94 expired in March 2020 due to passport expiry, and we could not travel around that time due to COVID. We reached out to CBP sites and emailed them, but were told the same thing that her only option was to meaningfully depart the country and re-enter.

    (Important note: If a person is out of status for more than six months, then USCIS blacklists the person for three years, and one cannot enter the US for three years).

    Our current L1 petition is valid till mid-June, so the trip had to happen now. We decided with everything else closed, the only option was to fly to Mexico or Canada (but she doesn’t have Canadian visa).
    She flew to Mexico City on Friday, told the real reason for her visit to the Mexico City immigration personnel, and was allowed the entry. She stayed at one of the airport hotel overnight, as there were no feasible flights back the same day. The next day she flew back, and her port of entry was Atlanta. Again, she told the real reason to the immigration officer and got the entry.

    Few notes on travel itself:
    * Air travel – There was no social distancing maintained on smaller airplanes with 2×2 seating configuration. The middle seat was unoccupied on 3×3 seating airplane. However, again no social distancing while boarding or de-planing. So you need to be extra careful.
    * Hotel – There is a Courtyard at Mexico City international airport, which is 5 minutes walk from security check/baggage claim. There is a skywalk bridge that connects Terminal 1 to the hotel. The hotel also provides a free shuttle to Terminal 2. Note: You need to call hotel directly to do booking as the Mexico government has restricted reservations through travel portals or websites due to COVID19.

    1. Vijay

      Thanks Rahul for sharing this information! Really helpful!

      Was the I94 expiring due to passport expiry? Were you able to renew the passport from Indian consulate/embassy in March/April?

      Thanks again,
      Vijay

      1. Rahul

        Hi Vijay,
        I-94 actually expired in March because of passport expiry. We were able to get new passport in Feb but could not get I-94 renewed in time due to travel restrictions.

  2. Praveen

    Hi All,

    I’m trying to pay the fee for I-94 form online and have a clarification related to it. On “Apply New I-94 for land border crossing only” , there is line item for entering your visa information. It calls for “* Visa Date of Issuance:” but the notes on the (?) next to it is mentioned as “Enter the Expiration Date as they appear on your U.S Visa”. There’s a conflict on the information provided and I wanted to check what needs to be entered in the field (visa issuance date or expiration date). Any clarification of it would be helpful.
    Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Praveen,
      I would go with what the actual field says not the help text. They will anyways, check it when you go there. Do update here on how it goes for community benefit.

  3. Venkat

    Hi All,

    My kids I-94 is expiring in Aug-20 as their passport expiry. I got the new passports for my kids now. We (myslef, wife & both kids) are having VISA stamped until July-2022. Myself and my wife are having valid I-94 until July-2020. I am from Chicago. Could you please let us know what are my options to extend kids I-94.

    Thanks for your support.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Venkat,
      You may try the Detroit to go to Canada border, but it seems to be pure luck…Check the experiences link that I added to the article above, it has Otay Mesa and Detroit Canada border experiences by Users.

  4. AG

    Hi VJ,

    Is there a way I can talk with you? I am in a similar situation and am also in Chicago. Please let me know if I can call you.

    1. VJ

      AG,

      I don’t know how it works with the community rules here (regarding sharing personal information), and how safe that option is. However, feel free to write down your questions here, and I will try my best to answer them with detailed responses.

      1. Suresh K

        Hi VJ,

        Regarding your update #2 at San Diego, what was the experience of crossing the border? Could you please explain that a bit more. Was it that you exit US, go to Mexican officials, they stamp and then you go back to US Poe? Or do you not have to go and talk to Mexican officials and can walk back to US Poe? What did Mexican officials ask? Did they stamp your passport ?
        I’ve been trying to look up videos to see how the whole process is (enter Mexico and then enter USA immediately) so if you could please elaborate on that it would be awesome.
        Appreciate your help!

        1. Suresh K

          Update: Got it done at Otay Mesa CBP. Pretty much the same experience as Manish. Thank you to everyone for the updates.

          1. DJ

            Hi Suresh,

            Did you had to cross the border ? Also, were you alone or with dependent ? And what all documents needed ? Can you provide address pls ?

            Regards,
            DJ

          2. Suresh K

            DJ,

            Did not cross the border. No dependents.

            Docs (for my case) – Expired passport with valid H1-B Visa, New passport, I-94 payment receipt (I did online but can be done in person once you get there), approved and valid I-797, proof of residency and proof of employment.

            Search for Otay Mesa SENTRI, even though we have to go to Otay Mesa CBP. They are both in the same building. Please look at Manish’s experience here for detailed info on this: https://redbus2us.com/i-94-extension-with-passport-renewal-in-usa-experience-during-covid-19/

          3. DJ

            Thanks Suresh for valuable inputs. Also, overall how much time it took for the complete process once you reached there. I am planning to go in first week of June.

            Regards,
            DJ

        2. VJ

          Hello,

          I have shared my entire experience with Kumar. Have tried to include all the details.
          He should be putting up all the details soon.
          PS – I was asked to cross the border. But it was pretty smooth. And restricted movement helped a lot. Else the process could take hours to complete.

  5. Chandra

    Anyone planning to travel to Mexico by air, as it seems to be the only viable option besides applying for H1B renewal. The land travel and CBP offices seem to be hit and miss.

    1. Rahul

      I think my wife will have to do this. I don’t know if there are some restrictions at the Mexico airport due to COVID, like health screening, quarantine, etc. , but guess that is the only option now as she needs to have an updated i-94 before the expiration of her current visa next month.

      1. Chandra

        Planning to fly to Cancun from Philly first week of June. As per my research, there doesn’t seem to be any restrictions for air travel. Will update my experience here.

  6. Vandana Singh

    Hi All,

    Today I got my I-94 updated over email!! Yes, you read it right.

    My passport is expiring in June and even though my I-797 is valid till 2022, I got I-94 valid till my passport validity date. I got my passport renewed. My attorney asked me to call CBP Pheonix (my last US entry where I got shorter I-94) deferred inspection center and request to update I-94.

    I called Pheonix CBP deferred inspection center but nobody responded, it was going in voicemail.
    Then I called San Francisco CBP, the officer denied the request, and asked me to file I-129.
    then I called San Diego CBP, the officer asked me to send all the documents and correction form over email and updated my I-94 within an hour.

    My best experience so far!

    Here is link, there is San Diego CBP details
    https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/deferred-inspection-sites

    1. DJ

      Hi Vandana,

      Thanks for the information. I am in similar situation. My passport is expiring in Dec 2020, and my i-94 is tied to that date while my visa is valid till 2022. Do you think it will be worthy to call and send email to San Diego CBP deffered inspection site ?

      Regards,
      DJ

      1. DJ

        Hi Vandana,

        Also, Isn’t it necessary to have the i94 stamp physically on the passport ? Can you share the email id for sending the documents and infromation to cbp deffered inspection site in San Diego.

        Regards,
        DJ

        1. Vandana Singh

          DJ,

          I got it done today, and it took me total of 2 Hours’ time.

          Call CBP San Diego Deferred center, I have shared a link that has San Diego deferred inspection center number. Explain in clear words what is your situation. Officer will give you email id and ask you to send all the documents (list will be in the automated email that you get in response to your first email).

          1. Vandana Singh

            After update you can check your renewed I-94 online here:
            https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

          2. DJ

            Thanks Vandana.

            In my case, Me and my dependent have visa stamped till 2022, and i94 is till dec 2020 for both of us matching my old passport expiry. I have renewed my passport and wanted to update i94. Since current pandemic scenario, we don’t want to expose to risks and take our little kids with us by travelling to san diego to extend i94, I wanted to get it done via email. Do you think they would consider the scenario ?

            Regards,
            DJ

          3. AG

            Hi Vandana,

            Can you provide the email id that you got from the officer. I tried similarly but was given chicago cbp email address which I had already tried and was asked to file i-539.

            Thanks,
            AG

          4. DJ

            Hi Vandana,

            I tried calling in today but they mentioned to contact my nearest CBP deffered site which is SFO. When I contacted SFO, they mentioned that they cant do that and the option is to file extension.
            Do you think I should be retrying ?

            Regards,
            DJ

          5. DJ

            Hi Vandana,

            I tried calling in today but they mentioned to contact my nearest CBP deferred site which is SFO. When I contacted SFO, they mentioned that they cant do that and the option is to file extension.

            They mentioned that i94 matching expiring passport date is not an error and hence can’t corrected. To update it, either need to travel to PoE or file extension.

            Do you think I should be retrying ?

            Regards,
            DJ

          6. somya

            Hi Vandana,

            Post I94 update ,whether its reflecting against new passport or old passport in I94 website ?

            quick response would highly appreciated .

    2. VS

      Looking at other’s experiences, I feel I just got lucky. In my case my 3 things helped:
      1) I got a very considerate officer at San Diego CBP.
      2) My US visa stamp on the passport was expired and so crossing border was not an option.
      3) India has a travel restriction in place so I could make a point that I couldn’t travel to home country.

      I think it is still worth trying to call San Diego CBP (San Francisco CBP is useless) before planning a trip to San Diego. I am based in North California.

      1. DJ

        Hi Vandana,

        Thanks for reply. I tried searching for San Diego CBP Deffered inspection site i-94 correction email address but could not find it. There are other CBP’s like Los angeles and SFO who have similar email address when sent, it gives automated reponse with list of documents,etc. It will be really helpful if you could provide email id for San diego CBP Deffered inspection office.

        Regards,
        DJ

    3. Jithendran

      Hi Vandana,

      Thanks for all the info. I tried contacting the San Diego CBP and they directed me to contact SFO CBP because my current address comes under their jurisdiction. SFO CBP asked me to send all the documents through email and they replied back saying “CBP Deferred Inspection Offices are not responsible for providing extensions on admissions that were limited due to passport validity”.

      I had asked if I can visit the San Diego Pedwest center and not sure if the offices are open for in-person visit. No response so far. Can you send me the san diego i94 email id where you mailed the documents and maybe I can try it once there. With the covid situation and the borders closed to Mexico till June 22nd, not sure even if we goto CBP office “U.S. Customs and Border Protection – San Ysidro Port of Entry (PedWest)” will help because in case the BCP officer asks you to cross the Mexico border, will they allow you to get back to US?

      Thanks,
      Jithendran

  7. irshad ahmed

    Irshad Ahmed
    Hello Everyone,

    I am on H1 B VISA and got stamped. My I 94 expiry date was till my passport expires. Now I got my passport renewed and my I 94 is going to expire tomorrow, i.e, 5/18.
    What is the best option to get my I 94 Renewal . I checked with CBP at Newark International Airport and they will only make the correction to I 94 and will not renew.

    Appropriate any help to get the best solution.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Irshad

  8. Junaid

    Hi Kumar,
    My employer has submitted H1B extension last month and my passport is getting expired by Oct 2020 and current I94 is expiring on 22-May 2020. I just got my passport renewed today. Do I need to share the share my new passport details with my attorney or I do not need to take any action until my petition is approved?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Junaid,
      Yes, you should share your passport info with attorney and ask them to work with USCIS, so that you get new I-94 beyond your old passport expiration. Talk to your attorney.

  9. VJ

    Hi Kumar,
    First of all, thank you so much for the great service you are providing!

    My Issue: With great difficulty I got my renewed passport (it was stuck in embassy for over 50 days owing to Covid Scenario). I have VISA valid until Aug 2021

    Now, my I-94 was tied to my old passport expiry ( July 2020). I am based out of Illinois . Given the current uncertainties, Option 1 (crossing the border), and Option 2 SENTRI (air travel due to high risk) seems ruled out.

    So, do I have any other option, other than being at the mercy of CBP officials (Option -3) ? They aren’t picking up the phone (may be they are off too). Should I just take a risk and visit them in person? What other options to I have? Thank you so much in advance.

      1. administrator
        Kumar

        YA,
        If you figure out something, do update here as well, seems many are having issues. it will help community

        1. Keira

          Hi Kumar,

          My most recent entrance to the U.S. was May 2019 on H1B and my I-94 is admitted until 6/2/2020 (expiration date on my previous employer’s I-797). Since then I have gotten a new job and the new I-797 is valid until 2022. The I-94 number in the lower left half of the I-797 Approval Notice is the same as I-94 online record. The Approval Notice says it’s valid until 2022. However, I-94 record from CBP website still says “Admitted Until” 6/2/2020. Just want to confirm, even though I-797 with the same I-94 number is valid through 2022, I still have to update the I-94 “admitted until date” by using one of the methods in this article, right? Additionally, if the methods don’t work right now due to COVID-19, I will need to file COS (e.g. change from H1B to B2) if I want to remain lawful presence, right? Thanks a lot!

        2. Vinod

          Thanks Kumar for creating this post. Really appreciate it, this is helping many people.

          Hi All,
          I have renewed my I-94 @ Detroit Windsor Tunnel border crossing today May-13-2020.
          I drove to Windsor tunnel and crossed Canada border. Officers interviewed me and guided me to go back to the US ( US-CANADA non-essential travel restrictions in place. They won’t allow inside Canada, but you are good to take U-turn and come back to US side). Upon Re-entering Windsor tunnel POE, officer interviewed me (normal POE interview) and sent me to field office to get the new I-94.
          Officer inside the building interviewed me and gave me new I-94 matching to my VISA end date. I told them the real reason to cross the border i,e Renewal of my I-94

          P.S : I had called both Detroit CBP and Canada border agency before and they both agreed to let me enter Canada as well as Re-enter due to this Covid-19 pandemic.
          For the benefit of other state folks, I have even confirmed with Otay Mesa & San Ysidro land POE as well as Laredo Texas gateway bridge CBP office. They also agreed to renew I-94, but condition is you have to cross the border and re-enter.

          1. PD

            Hi Vinod, Thanks for the update. I am planning to do the same. Do i need to have any canadian visa(visitor’s) ?

          2. DJ

            Hi Vinod,

            I live in California and wanted to go to Otay Mesa / San Ysidro POE for this purpose. I am trying to reach them on phone but the phone is not reaching. Can you confirm on which numbers to reach to and what exact was the conversation so I can also try and plan on going.

            Regards,

          3. VJ

            Vinoda, Thank you so much for the update. You are a savior!

            Staying in Illinois, I guess Detroit-Canada Border is the safest/shortest option for me too. I will probably do it over the weekend (hope they’re allowing the inter-state drive from IL-MI). I am guessing they are open 24×7 and 7-days a week, right? Just one ques : Do I need to call them (CBP/Canda Border) and inform them in advance about my plans, or should I just cross over in my car? Thanks a lot!

          4. AG

            Hi… this is really great information. I am planning the same but in the current scenario where non essential travel is stopped, canada would essentially return you back. Would thst be ok on the us side to extend the i94 even though canada returned you back?

          5. Abhishek Jain

            Hi All,

            Thanks a lot for sharing the information. Our I94 is expiring next month and planning to visit Otay Mesa POE. Our visa stamps are expired but we have valid I94 until 2022. Sentri enrollment centers are closed until 1st June, so we are not sure if we should wait until 1st June for it as in that case we wont have to cross the border. As visa stamp is not valid, Sentri option was preferable.
            Do you know if there is any issue crossing border with expired US visa but valid I94 and I797? I came across these articles for automatic visa validation for Canada and Mexico short trips.

            https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1218?language=en_US

            https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-expiration-date/auto-revalidate.html

            Does anyone has any experience with automatic visa revalidation?

            Thanks,
            Abhishek Jain

          6. administrator
            Kumar

            Thank you Vinod for sharing ! I have posted your experience as article, it will help the community a lot.

          7. vasu

            Thanks, Kumar, Vinod for help to this community.
            when you crossed the border via Windsor tunnel to have a U-turn, Did you have a Canadian Visa with you ?

            I am planning to go from Chicago this week, your inputs would really helps as i do not have a Canadian visa. thanks

            vasu

          8. VJ

            Hello Everyone: A quick update on my case. I drove all the way from Chicago to Detroit (Detroit-Windsor tunnel), however, I wasn’t successful in getting my I94 updated. Felt I was a bit unlucky. I did cross the US border, entered Canada, and explained my situation. They were nice, polite, and agreed to send me back after some verification (took about 30 min). On returning I was stopped in the Detroit checkpoint, and the officer politely admitted me WITHOUT renewing my I94. On explaining the situation, the officer said, since I was not technically Admitted into Canada (just turned back from border), I never really left US, and hence cannot be issued a new I94. The devil lies in the details. I Returned from Canada checkpoint, however since I wasn’t admitted in Canada, It is counted as , I never left US. Weird. But this is what happened. Looks like it is at the sole discretion of the CBP officer at the checkpoint.

            Please note: I had called the officers on both sides of the border, explained my situation 2 days ago, and was given a green signal, and hence I made the journey. However it turns out, the decision is made by the officer on duty and there isn’t a standard protocol.

          9. administrator
            Kumar

            VJ,
            Sorry to hear, you were unlucky… It is ironic that it is subject to discretion in this pandemic situation. I have added your experience to Vinod experience, so that people know that it has some uncertainty.

            Do share for community, once you get it renewed in other ways. Good Luck !

          10. VJ

            UPDATE#2:

            After failing to get my I94 renewed at Detroit-Canada border, I flew to San Diego and got my I94 updated at the Otay Mesa Border. This wouldn’t have been possible without invaluable inputs from Kumar, Vinod and Abhishek. Thank you!

            Feel free to reach out to me in case any of you have any questions/concerns, and I would be happy to help. I was asked to cross the border and enter from Mexico to US, but it wasn’t complicated at all. The process was smooth and I could get the job done in less than 45 minutes. Of course, I had to fly from Chicago to San Diego and I had planned my return on the same day, which was cumbersome .

          11. administrator
            Kumar

            VJ,
            Glad to hear it finally worked out. That’s pretty hectic for day, but it is good to hear it is all sorted out.

          12. VV

            Thanks Kumar for creating this post.

            Hi VJ,
            Did you drove to Mexico border and returned back to US and got the new i94 ? I have read posts where people have just walked across the Laredo Texas border and came back to US, but I am not sure if that is true.
            I would most probably be flying to Texas to get my i94 updated so I won’t have my car with me. Also do I need to have Mexican visa to cross the border, I currently have h1b visa.
            Thanks

      2. santanu Dubey

        Hi ,

        This is SD staying in chicago , I have also same situation , I have VISA till may 2021 , but my passport is going to expire on JULY 2020 , I have my new passport handy but need to update in I94 soon . Please guide me .

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      VJ,
      Try to email them. Reach out to multiple locations. If nothing works, it is your best option to visit them. Do it before your I-94 expires. You cannot go to CBP officers after I-94 expires, then you are technically out of status and can be deported. So, explore all options. Do update here, how it goes for community benefit. Good luck !

      1. PD

        Hi,
        I am on the same boat. I did drop an email to cbp and they mentioned to file i539. I also asked them is that an option for h1b? They said yes. This is called inland passport update. Is anyone aware of it?

  10. Anil

    Hi Kumar, I have a quick question: My i94 expiry follows my old passport expiry date. I traveled to Mexico and reentered US with my new passport. However when I try retrieving my i94 online, I am unable to do it with the new passport details. But when I try with my old passport details , I am able to and it shows my latest entry which I entered with my new passport. Is that going to be a problem?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Anil,
      It is not going to be a problem. Your Visa would have been issued on the old passport, so it would always be tied to that until the visa is valid. Nothing to worry. Always carry both passports…

  11. bharath

    My wife is currently on h4 visa and her Passport has expiry till Sep 2020. Since she have filed for h4 extension in Aug 2019 due to my employer change, and got I797A validity till 2022 and I 94 but tied to old passport.

    When i download the I94 online, it is showing the validity till March 10 2020 ( According to my prior I797A) which got updated during port of entry in 2018. The visa stamping on my passport is of my old employers.

    I have renewed my passport in feb 2020 . Do i need to get the I94 updated even though the I797A has validity but tied to old passport . Can you please help me with my options? If the option is to exit the country and come back, should i go for visa stamping as well since my passport has visa stamped till Feb 2020 ( tied to my old employer).

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      bharath,
      Yes you need to update the I-94, even though you have the I-797. The above article has all the options to update your I-94, you can pick any of the options. You can try to call the CBP offices or SENTRI centers as listed in above article. You do not need to go for new stamping, unless you plan to exit the country, it is not mandatory to have stamping as long you are maintaining status and have valid I-94.

  12. Rahul Singh

    Hi,
    My wife’s i-94 expired on March 10, 2020 as it was linked to her old passport. We were planning to travel abroad but could not go due to COVID-19. She has valid L2 visa effective through mid-June. Now, as we cannot leave the country due to travel restrictions, what is the best course to get the updated i-94? Can we file for the extension under exception circumstances or through form I-102?
    Best,
    Rahul

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Rahul,
      Well, it is difficult now as I-94 is expired. If you go to deferred inspection site or CBP office, they can deport you as you do not have valid status. Please talk to an immigration attorney immediately and get this sorted out. Do update here for community benefit their suggestion.

    2. Vinoda

      Thank you for this Post.
      I have exact similar situation here. I am in Michigan and My I-94 is going to expire on June-15-2020 because of my passport expiry date. I do have new passport with me now and my I-797 till 2021 august. My plan was to go to Canada and re-enter with old and new passport to get new I-94. With this covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions I cannot do this. I see there are few options in California SENTRI locations but those locations are also closed for in-person visits.
      Does anyone know SENTRI Otay Mesa location email address? I read in forums like if you go in person and pay $6 fees they will update your I-94 record with new passport reflecting I-797 dates.
      We do not have SENTRI locations in Michigan.
      Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

      Note: I have already approached CBP deferred inspection location and POE in Detroit and they said they cannot help in this regard because this is not an error from their side.

      Thanks
      Vinoda

      1. administrator
        Kumar

        Vinoda,
        Did you try to call them ? If not, see contact info here https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/otay-mesa-california-2506 and call them. Do update here.

        1. Vinoda

          Hi Kumar,
          I had called SENTRI office but they said personal visit is suspended until June1st in all SENTRI enrollment centers. Tried two times with I-94 correction Detroit office email but they did not entertain. US-CANADA border is closed till May 21st. I am waiting for that to open. Otherwise planning to visit one of the SENTRI location after June1st.
          Worst case, I am planning to fly to India hoping international travel ban is lifted by then.

      2. VJ

        Hey Vinoda,

        Thank you for your post. I am in a very similar situation, and my I-94 expires in July. And of course, no options here in Illinois too (as in Michigan).

        Any luck with your issue? I am going to blindly follow your advise. Thanks!

        1. Kingshuk Hajra

          Hi VJ , Let me know if you find the solution. I am also in similar situation where in my i797 valid till 2022 but I 94 expiring in aug 2020 due to passport expiry

          1. VJ

            Hey Kingshuk,

            My employer suggested I got for an extension, but sounds a little risky for me (since I have more than 1 year of approval time left). Extension typically leads to RFE and then its a dangerous game.

            I am inclined to go to Otey Mesa center for I-94 extension (if that is open for now). I was hoping Vinoda would let me know his case (comment above). This option involves air-travel as as there’s nothing much I can do in Illinois. Let me know your thoughts too.

          2. KINGSHUK HAJRA

            Hi Vj, your situaton is similar to mine. My visa validity is till May 2022 and if I go more extension there are chances of rejection. How about going to el paso Texas. There we can cross mexico border by walk and get our i94 renewed. Also if we can drive to Texas that will b
            e good. That is the only option left I guess currently for us.

          3. VJ

            I’ve been trying to call the SENTRI center (Otay Mesa). It looks like they are closed for in person appointments/services until June 1. I’ve head that’s the most reliable place to go. Haven’t heard many stories about Texas or Arizona.

        2. Vinoda

          Hi VJ,
          I am sure many of us are in same Boat. Nobody had thought situation will go this bad. No, so far no luck. Waiting for US-CANADA border to open on May21. SENTRI locations will open on June1st ( per CBP website).

          1. VJ

            Cool. Thanks for the update. The opening of US-Canada border is still being contemplated, so I am not sure if I can count on that.

            I am planning to give SENTRI center a try when it (hopefully) opens in June 1st week. Else, I will have to file for an extension.

            Anyone interested in going to SENTRI location (California), do let me know. We can plan it together. Thanks.

          2. administrator
            Kumar

            VJ,
            Did you manage to try the SENTRI location ? Do share your experience here or in other article that has new experiences from Vinod and Manish. It will help community.

        3. DRS

          Hi VJ,

          I am looking to go to SENTRI in california San Diego otay mesa area once shelter-in-place is removed maybe by jun 1st week.

          Let me know if u planning to go same time.

      3. Rahul

        Hi Vinod, what about flying to one of the Mexico airports, and fly back the same day? Of course this includes flying, and the risks associated. But, is this an option at all?

        1. Vinoda

          Hi Rahul,

          YES. I thought of this plan, because US-MEXICO travel ban only for land border, there are no restrictions for air travel. However, I am considering this one as last option. Thanks.

  13. Jay Kapoor

    Thank you for this post. I have a quick question. My I797 extension was approved on 27th Jan 2020 (till 2022) but I was out of country when the approval notice came. I entered back using the old I-797 (expiring June 2020) on 29th Jan 2020, thus my i-94 is valid only till June 2020.
    Can I get it updated at CBP deferred or at a SENTRI post? Especially as I cannot travel now due to COVID restrictions?
    Please Advise.

  14. Vijay

    Hello,

    My daughter’s I-94 was expired on April 5th but 1797 is valid till Oct 2020, I actually realized just few days before to expiration date but due to COVID-19, we couldn’t cross the border. Can you suggest what is the best option to extend her I-94.

    Thanks

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Vijay,
      There is no other option other than you exiting the country and re-entering.
      The tricky part of going to CBP office is that as I-94 expired, technically your daughter stay is illegal and maybe subject to removal…if they want to…
      I-94 date is more important, not just I-797.
      Talk to an attorney on this immediately and see, if there is any other option… Do update here on the outcome for community benefit.

  15. Junaid

    Hi,
    My Visa/I94 will be expiring on May 22, 2020 and my passport is going to expire by Oct 2020. My attorney have filed I94 extension with current passport(which is expiring on Oct 2020). Will USCIS consider my passport expire date for extension.

    Note: I have applied for my passport renewal and it is getting delayed due to Covid19.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Junaid,
      Usually, they look at the passport date for I-94 validity issuance. But, for the actual petition, it should not matter, they usually would give it until the full term.

  16. MaVen

    Hello Kumar,
    Thank you for an informative thread.
    Can you please help me sort my current situation ?

    Visa stamped in my old passport till Nov 2020. Old passport expired Oct 21, 2109 and along with it the I-94. I got the new passport on Oct 26, 2020.

    can I still go to the CBP at the mexican border and get it stamped ? what other options do I have ?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    MaVen

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      MaVen,
      If your I-94 has already expired, you are out of status now…If you go to CBP center, you will be placed for deportation as you violated status. You should talk to lawyer and immediately exit the country to avoid issues as you do not have valid status. Read US Visa vs Status to know more on this.

    2. Junaid

      Hi Kumar,
      My employer has submitted H1B extension last month and my passport is getting expired by Oct 2020 and current I94 is expiring on 22-May 2020. I just got my passport renewed today. Do I need to share the share my new passport details with my attorney or I do not need to take any action until my petition is approved?

      1. administrator
        Kumar

        Junaid,
        You need to get your I-94 extended before it expires, otherwise, your stay is considered unlawful. Talk to your attorney and the best thing to do is to visit CBP office or SENTRI center and get it renewed like other users shared. Talk to your attorney as well.

  17. Robby

    Hi,

    I’m in a weird situation here that’s not been addressed in the article. My i94 expiration does not match my passport expiration. My passport expires May 2020 but my i94 expiry is set to expire in July 2021. With coronavirus lockdown in SF, if I cannot get my passport renewed in time, will I have to leave the country?

    Thanks for writing the article and helping people out.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Robby,
      These are extreme situations for everyone, there can be some exceptions, but you cannot just rely on them.
      You still have about one month to renew passport. I suggest you contact the embassy of your country and start the process as it is emergency. Once you get passport renewed then you can get the I-94 corrected. You can call CBP and then ask them to update the same.

  18. Sunny

    Hi,
    I am in L1-B and my and my depandants I-94 is expiring on 31-Mar-2020. My employer is in process of filing my extension but it is taking time.If it pass 31MAR2020 then I will be out of status.Currently my wife medical condition are not suitbale for travlling back to India. We have medical reords too.Can we get the i-94 extension till she will be fine for travle.

    Thanks
    Sunny

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Sunny,
      You need to either file it before March 31st or apply for COS to B2 visa to stay after that date. You can submit the medical records and then request for B2 COS. Try to expedite on the employer side indicating the issue.

  19. Keerthan

    Hi,

    To get i-94 extenstion after passport renewal, will I need to cross border at Mexico or everything can be done inside US border at San Deigo ? My H1-B and my spouse’s H4 i-94 validity has been tied to my passport expiry though the Visa are valid till 2022.

    Apart from visiting the San Diego border, is changing an employer an option which should provide a new i797 with new i94 ?

    Regards,

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Keerthan,
      You can do it insider border to at the CBP center. The article has all options, read it.
      Well, that is an option for sure…but, why would you do that, unless you plan to change job…It is your choice..

  20. Raj Kumar

    I recently travelled to India and got visa renewed (company change) with new i797 (apr 2022) but when I entered US, since my passport was valid till 6 Dec 2020, my i94 is valid till 6 Dec 2020.

    I am in the process of getting passport renewed. Is it safe to travel to CBP office in San Diego and get extension ? I am planning to go in the next 2 months.

    Kindly advise.

      1. Raj Kumar

        Hi Kumar,

        My immigration attorneys have suggested 2 options :

        1. Visit the local CBP deferred inspection office or contact them and request them to correct/update the I-94.

        Please note that it is at the discretion of the officer to honor the request.

        2. Travel is the another option.

        Also to remember sometime officer at the border do not update the I-94 when we travel to the neighboring countries for less than 30 days under automatic validation rule.

        Do you have any idea about option 1 ? Kindly advise.

        1. Raj Kunar

          Hi Kumar,

          How early can one go to extend i94. My i94 is till Dec 2020 and I have renewed passport so plan to go to Mexico border.

          Also, what is difference between otey Mesa sentri enrollment and San Ysidro POE ?

          1. administrator
            Kumar

            Raj Kumar,
            You can go do it anytime, as your passport is renewed. If you plan to travel out of the country anytime, before that no need as you will anyways leave the country and re-enter. SENTRI is a program that offers expedited clearance, that wis the Mesa center, other one is a normal POE. I am not sure, if it matters for your case. Call them beforehand and then get it clarified or email them at least…

  21. Zahed

    I’m on H1B visa, my I-94 is expiring on March 2020 according to my passport expiration date. But my visa is expiring on October 2020. I had already renewed the passport. I spoke to my attorney and they gave 2 options
    1) I have to travel outside the United States.
    2) Applying for H-1B extension before March 2020.
    Please advice what should I do?

    Thanks,
    Zahed.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Zahed,
      You do not have to travel, as the article points out, you can do the I-94 update by visiting the CBP office. Give that a try before you go with others…

  22. Sanjay

    1. My Current Stamped Visa and I-94 is valid till Aug 2020
    2. Since I changed the employer I got the I797 approval till Dec 2019 and my extension is in progress and in normal processing only.
    3. My passport is expiring in March 2020, And applied for new and got one.

    My question is
    1. I don’t have approved I797 for my extension now, In that case how can i update my I-94 records.
    2. Should I update my I-94 on or before my first passport Expiry which is March 2019 ?

    Please let me know your view.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Sanjay,
      Technically, your I-94 is valid till Dec 2019 as you did transfer and you got an updated I-94 until then… what was given in the past may not be relevant as you moved employers. Now, you can ask your employer to upgrade the extension and get decision faster so that you can update your I-94. I would suggest you discuss with your employer and their attorney and take care of this.

  23. Nina

    Hi Kumar,

    I just found out even I have a valid I-797 till next 09/2020, but my I-94 expired in Feb, and my H1B visa stamp expired in 07/2019. How can I extend my I-94?

    Thank you,

    Nina

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Nina,
      How can your I-94 expire, when you haveI-797 until 9/2020 ? When did you get your I-797 – when you were in US or outside ? If you were in US, you would have got I-94 slip attached at the end. Check sample H1B approval notice . Did you talk to your attorney ? What did they say ?

      1. Nina

        Kumar,

        My old passport was going to expire in 02/2019, so when I entered the border, LA custom gave me I-94 to 02/2019. I went back to my home country last July and came back in two weeks, just because of the expiration date on my passport, LA custom didn’t give me the I-94 to match my I-797. Also, that officer didn’t tell me I need to do anything to correct it……

        And happy thanksgiving!

        Nina

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Nina,
          I-94 validity date is the key thing that defines your status. If your I-94 was valid only till Feb 2019, then you had to fix that before that expired or after you got new passport in Feb 2019. As you did not had I-94 valid, you were not in proper status all along since Feb 2019. You need to talk to an immigration attorney immediately and get this sorted out. Not trying to scare you, but the reality is you always need to have I-94 valid to stay in status in US…Do not delay…do update after you speak to attorney.

        2. Nilesh Jain

          Hi Nina ,

          Did your i-94 extended ? Whats the processed you followed..some how my case is also similar to you .

          Please help ..any input will help me a lot .

          Regards,
          Nilesh

  24. Swati

    Hello,
    I have stamped visa valid till march 2021 .But my I797 is valid only till March 2019 and my I94 valid till May 2019. can I extend my I94 based on Stamped visa at CBP Office?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Swati,
      What visa are you in ? In general, you do not extend the I-94, you extend the visa tied to your application by sending extension application to USCIS, they will issue you new I-94 with extended dates.

      1. Swati

        Hello Kumar,
        I am on H4 Visa.I left to India and got my visa stamped until May 2021.But at point of entry they updated my I94 till my passport expiry.Now I renewed my
        passport and trying to extend my i94 till my husband’s visa expiry.I am trying to find out what documents are needed to get I94 validity updated.Whether can I get it updated using my husband’s I797 and my stamped visa or whether it require my I797 from the h4 extension.

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Swati,
          They will use your H4 Visa stamp valid till may 2021 to extend it. Yes, you also should carry approval notice of your spouse supporting the same. Your I-797 is not relevant as you got stamping done based on your spouse’s H1B approval. Do update your experience here after you go to CBP office.

  25. Ashok

    Hi, I got my son passport renewed last week but I-94 is valid based on old passport expiry which is 02/20. Pl. suggest the options to extend i94 expiry date based on visa expiry date. I am living in Los angels county…

  26. Henry D

    I’m on L1B Blanket visa. My I129 expired date is Aug 2020, I94 expire date is Aug 2020 as well. But my passport expire is Feb 2020. Now, I have a renewal passport. Am I still valid stay until 2020 or I have to update I94 with new passport information.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, if your I-94 is valid, in general, you should be ok. But, I would suggest you check with your attorney on this to make sure you are in good state. The simple thing to do is to exit and re-enter by going to Mexico or other place, so that you get new I-94 tied to the new passport.

    1. Manoj A

      Hi Srilak,
      Could you please provide more detail, I need to go for my son’s i-94 update. I went today to San Francisco BP office, They didn’t do it 🙁

      Regards,
      -Manoj A

  27. Swetha

    I have my I094 given till August 2020 as per the current passport at Detroit Windsor border. I got my new passport now and have valid I797 till 2021. Can i cross the border and extend the I-94 as per I797 date or I am required to attend a visa interview in canada as my US visa expired on Spet 9,2019?

  28. kanika

    Thankyou for sharing this article.
    Option 3 — i-94 extension at CBP worked for me and it saved me from crossing US border. This article has been a blessing for me. Trust me these options will never be revealed by your lawyer(not sure if they are even aware of these many options or not).
    Thank you Mr.Kumar for sharing detailed and extremely helpful information.
    God bless you for helping people !

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Great to hear. Would you mind sharing more details on how you did it ? Called them before or ? It will help others.

    2. Manoj A

      Hi Kanika, Could you please share , how you got this done, what is the process followed? I need to get the I-94 extended for my son. Which location you went , SFO ?

    3. KK

      Hello Kanika,

      Could you please update on the process you followed, it will be great if you share the information with others. Thanks! -KK

  29. Gargi Ghosh

    Hi,
    Thanks for this great article! My I-94 is expiring in Nov 2019 and I have a couple of question.
    1) I am planning to try out Option 2. Did it work for anybody in the community here?
    2) If Option 2 doesn’t work, I plan to try out Option 1. Is crossing the border and back seriously risk-free, or did anyone experience any issues during this? I am a little wary of getting stuck in Mexico.
    3) What do we mean by paper I-94 – just a printed copy from the online records?

    Thanks a lot for your time!
    Gargi

  30. MaruChan0000

    Hello. Thanks for the forum.
    My I94 is valid till my old passport expiry date. I got a new passport and want to get my I94 date extended to match my stamped H1 visa date. I am planning to travel to Canada in the morning and return in evening to USA. Can anyone share their recent experiences for I94 extension at Canada US border? I have a Canadian PR. Thanks in Advance!

    Will I be issued a paper I94 at border?
    Is it ok to pay I94 fees online in advance?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Usually you pay the fee, if you plan to use the CBP facility for corrections. In your case, you would just cross the border and come over, so may not be applicable. Yes, if it is by road, you do the Paper I-94 process. Also, Please share your experience with community here after you travel out and come over.

      1. MaruChan0000

        Thanks for your reply.

        My PERM is currently in process.
        Will travelling outside US when PERM in process affect PERM approval?

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          It should not have any impact. But, as always, I suggest you check with your attorney and then only travel.

  31. Ganesh

    I got H1B extension for 3 years to 2022, but a passport is expiring in 2021, Current Visa is expiring in Oct 2019. If I travel after in Nov – 2019, Visa expires in Oct 2019 and get the stamping done, they will give the stamping till the date of passport expiring in 2021, instead of based on I-94 date.

    When I come to the US, will they give I-94 based on Visa expiring date – 2021 on passport or I-94 on Petition expiring Date of 2022 (I have the petition approval) fo I-94?

    If I renew my a passport close to expiring date in 2021, how can I update my I-94 to 2022 date, so that I don’t have to travel again 2021 for stamping to get 2022 date.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      They will usually give it until the passport expiration date, if it is not valid until the petition expiration date. That’s the whole point of the article, read it again.

  32. Raj

    Hi, Thank you for sharing this information.
    My son’s I-94 needs to be updated due to passport renewal, but it is kinda impossible for us to use Option 1. As for Option 2, I just called one of SENTRI enrollment centers (the one at San Diego) and the operator lady told me that they don’t update I-94 there!! I
    I just wanted to see if anyone has recently updated I94 in one of the SENTRI centers and maybe more details on the process. It is a very long drive for me to go and check personally and I just want to go if they really do it for me. Thank you for your help in advance.

  33. Appanna

    Hi There,

    It was a piece of very useful information. Thanks for that.

    I am on the L1B visa status and is valid until December 2019. My passport was due for expiry as of Sep 2019. During my last port of entry, I was issued with an I-94 matching my passport expiry, i.e Sep 2019. Now that I have my renewed passport, I am considering option 3 to extend my I-94 until visa expiry date. The catch here is, my employer applied for H1B this year and fortunately got picked up in the lottery. My attorney suggested to apply for L1B extension to fill the gap between Sept 2019 and Oct 2019 (H1B effective date) to ensure am not going out of status, whilst I also have an option of getting my current I-94 extended from CBP office. Which option is considered to be best or safest here. Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      Well, all are pretty much the same. You can try option 3, if it does not work out and they say they cannot do it, then try option 2. It does not matter, where you get it from, it is the same thing.

  34. Ravi

    We have visa till Sep-2020. But my wife I-94 will ended on jun-19, because of passport expire. Now, I applied and got new passport.

    We are plan to visit Canada on Aug-19, after her I-94 expired.
    What should I do now for her I-94 extension.

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      You should get her I-94 extended before you travel to Canada as she will be considered not in status from June-19 as her I-94 would not be valid. You can use the above listed Option 2 on how to get it fixed.

  35. Arjun

    Hi,

    I just realized my I-94 expired for more than 180 days due to the passport expiration date when I entered US. But I have the valid H1-B and I-797. Anyone has an idea how to resolve the conflict? Thanks in advance.

    1. Nina

      Hi Arjun,

      I’m in the same situation now, because I didn’t realize I’m out of status until recently when my employer getting ready for my H1B amendment and extension.

      Can you please share if your situation resolved?

      Thank you,

      Nina

      1. administrator
        Kumar

        Nina,
        There is an option called Nunc pro tunc that you can use and file with USCIS requesting that it was an honest mistake. Discuss with your attorney on your options and then act accordingly.

  36. Guru Prasad

    Hi

    My son’s I-94 validity is based on his passport expiry in June 2019, while my H1-B visa is valid till August 2019.
    I believe, my employer should apply for my visa extension before August 2019. Do you think my son’s passport number and I-94 can be updated while filing for an extension along with my H1-B.

    Thanks
    Guru

  37. Sharma

    Hi, I have my i-797 valid till 2019 Aug but i-94 is valid till Nov 2018. I got my password renewed, so i would like to understand I94 extension and H1b extension are the same or they are different? What is the success rate if my employer would file the extension? Would i get new i797 with new validity or it would remain same till 2019?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      In general, when you extend your H1B with in US, you will get a new I-94 Attached with the approval notice…If you get a new passport before the extension, then you need to follow the above process.

  38. sriraj

    My visa (I94 and Stamping) expiring on march 31 ,I got new offer from different employer .
    now my question is :
    1) can i go for transfer in this case.
    2) any known issue if we transfer current visa and staying on 240 period.

    Note:i am already in USA.

  39. Ice

    How does this work for a dependant. I have filed a renewal of my current visa thinking that it will validate and extend my daughter’s I-94, but if the renewal is rejected i have some time on my i-94 that i want my daughters i-94 updated to match mine.

    is the process still the same?

      1. Lakshman

        Hi Kumar/others
        My L1 visa expired in 2018 and I have a valid extension with I797 and an attached I94 till Feb 2020. I am renewing my passport now as it expires in June 2020. Does this situation warrant an i94 extension?

        Thanks for the help

        1. administrator
          Kumar

          Well, technically when you get a new passport, they will invalidate and cancel your old passport. So, you need to make sure your new passport gets tied to your records, that’s the end goal. I would suggest you check with the CBP office by calling them and get it updated so that you have it all clear.

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