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I 94 expired on 11/26

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Hi All,

          What are my options as of today as my I 94 expired on 11/26/2016 and I have Valid I 797 till Jul 22-2018 but it does not matter now i believe. I sent a mail to my company attorney too but thought i could post it here and see my options. I have booked an appointment with USCIS(Info pass) tomorrow to see if they can extend My I 94. 

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My Passport Expired on 11/26/2016. My Company Attorney has responded saying to give it a try at the Local CBP office and if doesn't work out then to Leave the country. does crossing to Mexico work ? as i don't have a Mexican Visit Visa.

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Please don't try at Local CBP office if your I-94 is already expired. Don't even try to contact them by phone or email. 

things can  happen if you go to Local CBP after ur I94 expired (please don't get scared 99.9% below chances)

  1. You get arrested for over stay i.e. out of status
  2. you will be banned based on the over stay may be 3 yrs or upto 10 yrs. Immediately deported to ur home country

try to sort it out by staying here only. don't leave the country untill everything settled. Talk to company lawyer or hire any good lawyer (Murthy lawyers good at these cases) apply under nonprotrunc . 

All the best ..... don't be panic you have to spend arround 5k to 8k to resolve this issue 

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On 11/29/2016 at 3:22 PM, pontevecchio said:

Local CBP Office will not do it. If you had informed your company in time they may have filed another extension. Going to the border post at Tijuana is possible.

My I-94 will expire on 12/26/2016 ( because of old passport's expiration date). but my visa stamp on passport and I-797 will expire on 09/07/2016. I already got my new passport.

so as you said, can I apply for H1B extension and get new I-94?

I heard that we cannot apply for H1B extension before 6 months of current H1B (I-797)expiry date.

                                                                                      OR

we cannot apply for H-1B extension more than 6 months in advance of the expiration date of your I-94.

In my case, Since my new I-94 is only valid until 12/26/2016 this now overrides or trumps my previous I-797 which was valid until 9/7/2017.

please advice/comment on above issue.

 

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You need to extend your I94. Either go to a CBP office, or leave and enter with your current visa to get a new I-94.

 

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Planning to San Diego(Otay Mesa) This weekend. Hoping It will be a smooth one. Thanks for all the replies. Local CBP office is taking forever to even reply if it can be done or not.

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My Attorney is saying that since i overstayed my I 94 i am considered Out Of Status and If CBP Officer at the Border determines that then i will have to go back to India and came back with a new Visa. Did anyone face something like that? I am not really sure how to proceed now?

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Anyone faced difficulties renewing I 94 on a expired Passport and I 94? Please post it here as i am going ahead with a try tomorrow at Otay Mesa.

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Update : I 94 Updated till 2018(My Visa Expiry)

I was very worried about going ahead with this step as My attorney advised me not to go for Mexico Border for Th I 94 Update. But i thought about giving it a try. It was a hectic trip for me yesterday as I had get down at LAX Airport as it was affordable and then took a rental car to the border.

I will summarize my trip so that other can benefit from this. 

 

12 Pm - Started to Otay Mesa Border (I put destination as Subway near the border)

2.30 PM - Reached the Border ( You can park right opposite to Subway where there is a parking lot and do not park anywhere else as they have warning signs all over commercial Parking lots about towing it )

2.40 PM - went inside the CBP office on USA end( Please note that you do not need to Cross the Border for the New I 94. I have seen people saying the same and it helped tremendously . I just went straight into the office and did ask a officer on where i can get a new I 94 and then he informed me about the line when you enter the office on the Left)

(https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Otay+Pizza,+Roll+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA/SENTRI+%2F+Global+Entry+-+Otay+Mesa+Enrollment+Center,+2500+Paseo+Internacional,+San+Diego,+CA+92154/@32.5518255,-116.9392408,600m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947aa0a2a5905:0x698ab22da343804b!2m2!1d-116.938354!2d32.552851!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947075e87ddb3:0x261faefa73436664!2m2!1d-116.93782!2d32.550837)

2.45 PM - I waited in the Line to Pay $6 for the New I 94 and after that there is another line to right to get in to the room.

3.40 PM - After waiting for close to 40 mins i was called in the office. I handed over the Passport and I 797 to the officer and told him that i needed a new I 94 as the last I 94 i got was connected to the Old Passport( I didn't want to use the word Expiry for I 94). he looked at the I 797 and told me this is valid till 2018 so i am good. I then informed that i had gone to India in Feb and while coming back the CBP officer stamped it till my Old Passport so i wanted a I 94 which is valid till 2018. he did talk over to other officer on his left and he was pretty cool about it. he provided me a new I 94 card with 2018 and did stamp in my Old Passport mentioning valid till 2018.   i thanked him and the first thing i did coming out was to check it online and yep it was updated online too(Still showing My Old Passport but heard that's fine) and there was this huge relief and then starts my real journey to beat the San Diego Traffic and LA Traffic to reach LAX by 7.30 Pm as i had booked my flight at 9 PM

 

Its a huge relief to get I 94 updated  finally. so anyone want some info just message me.

 

Thanks to everyone out in this forum who helped me immensely.

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On 12/6/2016 at 0:12 PM, Ronaldo7 said:

Anyone faced difficulties renewing I 94 on a expired Passport and I 94? Please post it here as i am going ahead with a try tomorrow at Otay Mesa.

How can you imagine to get your I-94 renewed with an expired passport. Your passport needs to be a valid at the time of I-94 issuance. Looks like you have too many issues related to your documents.

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How many speeding violations did you have getting from Otay Mesa to LAX in less than 4 hours in rush hour traffic??? I live in Orange County, and traffic at that time of day is usually a nightmare... Construction on the 405 in San Clemente, for example, which has been going on for years...

I would have booked a flight for next day.

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@JoeF

I did book the flight next day but changed it before starting from Otay Mesa...I took the 73 Route(toll) which made it lil easy for me....!!

 

@shekar11#

I did Show him the new Passport but still the online I 94 shows the Old Passport. Can i get this corrected to new Passport at a Local CBP office?

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On 12/8/2016 at 10:34 AM, Ronaldo7 said:

Update : I 94 Updated till 2018(My Visa Expiry)

I was very worried about going ahead with this step as My attorney advised me not to go for Mexico Border for Th I 94 Update. But i thought about giving it a try. It was a hectic trip for me yesterday as I had get down at LAX Airport as it was affordable and then took a rental car to the border.

I will summarize my trip so that other can benefit from this. 

 

12 Pm - Started to Otay Mesa Border (I put destination as Subway near the border)

2.30 PM - Reached the Border ( You can park right opposite to Subway where there is a parking lot and do not park anywhere else as they have warning signs all over commercial Parking lots about towing it )

2.40 PM - went inside the CBP office on USA end( Please note that you do not need to Cross the Border for the New I 94. I have seen people saying the same and it helped tremendously . I just went straight into the office and did ask a officer on where i can get a new I 94 and then he informed me about the line when you enter the office on the Left)

(https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Otay+Pizza,+Roll+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA/SENTRI+%2F+Global+Entry+-+Otay+Mesa+Enrollment+Center,+2500+Paseo+Internacional,+San+Diego,+CA+92154/@32.5518255,-116.9392408,600m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947aa0a2a5905:0x698ab22da343804b!2m2!1d-116.938354!2d32.552851!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947075e87ddb3:0x261faefa73436664!2m2!1d-116.93782!2d32.550837)

2.45 PM - I waited in the Line to Pay $6 for the New I 94 and after that there is another line to right to get in to the room.

3.40 PM - After waiting for close to 40 mins i was called in the office. I handed over the Old and New Passport and I 797 to the officer and told him that i needed a new I 94 as the last I 94 i got was connected to the Old Passport( I didn't want to use the word Expiry for I 94). he looked at the I 797 and told me this is valid till 2018 so i am good. I then informed that i had gone to India in Feb and while coming back the CBP officer stamped it till my Old Passport so i wanted a I 94 which is valid till 2018. he did talk over to other officer on his left and he was pretty cool about it. he provided me a new I 94 card with 2018 and did stamp in my Old Passport mentioning valid till 2018.   i thanked him and the first thing i did coming out was to check it online and yep it was updated online too(Still showing My Old Passport but heard that's fine) and there was this huge relief and then starts my real journey to beat the San Diego Traffic and LA Traffic to reach LAX by 7.30 Pm as i had booked my flight at 9 PM

 

Its a huge relief to get I 94 updated  finally. so anyone want some info just message me.

 

Thanks to everyone out in this forum who helped me immensely.

 

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On 12/8/2016 at 10:34 AM, Ronaldo7 said:

Update : I 94 Updated till 2018(My Visa Expiry)

I was very worried about going ahead with this step as My attorney advised me not to go for Mexico Border for Th I 94 Update. But i thought about giving it a try. It was a hectic trip for me yesterday as I had get down at LAX Airport as it was affordable and then took a rental car to the border.

I will summarize my trip so that other can benefit from this. 

 

12 Pm - Started to Otay Mesa Border (I put destination as Subway near the border)

2.30 PM - Reached the Border ( You can park right opposite to Subway where there is a parking lot and do not park anywhere else as they have warning signs all over commercial Parking lots about towing it )

2.40 PM - went inside the CBP office on USA end( Please note that you do not need to Cross the Border for the New I 94. I have seen people saying the same and it helped tremendously . I just went straight into the office and did ask a officer on where i can get a new I 94 and then he informed me about the line when you enter the office on the Left)

(https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Otay+Pizza,+Roll+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA/SENTRI+%2F+Global+Entry+-+Otay+Mesa+Enrollment+Center,+2500+Paseo+Internacional,+San+Diego,+CA+92154/@32.5518255,-116.9392408,600m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947aa0a2a5905:0x698ab22da343804b!2m2!1d-116.938354!2d32.552851!1m5!1m1!1s0x80d947075e87ddb3:0x261faefa73436664!2m2!1d-116.93782!2d32.550837)

2.45 PM - I waited in the Line to Pay $6 for the New I 94 and after that there is another line to right to get in to the room.

3.40 PM - After waiting for close to 40 mins i was called in the office. I handed over the Passport and I 797 to the officer and told him that i needed a new I 94 as the last I 94 i got was connected to the Old Passport( I didn't want to use the word Expiry for I 94). he looked at the I 797 and told me this is valid till 2018 so i am good. I then informed that i had gone to India in Feb and while coming back the CBP officer stamped it till my Old Passport so i wanted a I 94 which is valid till 2018. he did talk over to other officer on his left and he was pretty cool about it. he provided me a new I 94 card with 2018 and did stamp in my Old Passport mentioning valid till 2018.   i thanked him and the first thing i did coming out was to check it online and yep it was updated online too(Still showing My Old Passport but heard that's fine) and there was this huge relief and then starts my real journey to beat the San Diego Traffic and LA Traffic to reach LAX by 7.30 Pm as i had booked my flight at 9 PM

 

Its a huge relief to get I 94 updated  finally. so anyone want some info just message me.

 

Thanks to everyone out in this forum who helped me immensely.

Hi,

Where exactly did you park you car ? The location link you have provided is pointing to "Otay Pizza" parking lot & not the Subway parking ?

Is there any Pay & Park near by for cars, i see mostly Big Truck parking lots in maps ?

 

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I am in same sitution and planning to got o otay mesa border. Did your I797 have I94 on it? Which day of week u went?

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