New I797 and new passport received


keshav.phoenix

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Hi,

I'm currently residing in USA under H4B visa. My husband recently changed his company and I received a new I-797 document which is valid till April 2019. I also received a new I-94(detachable slip at bottom of I-797) which is valid till April 2019.

I recently applied for and received a new passport as my old passport was expiring in April 2017.

Now that I have received my new passport, when I check for my-most-recent I94 details on CBP website "https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/" using my new passport number it says "No I94 record was found for this user."

If I check for my-most-recent I94 on CBP website "https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/" using my old passport number it shows Admit until date as my old passport expiry date that is April 2017.

Am I eligible to stay legally in USA till Apr 2019 as per new I-94 card in I797? Or I need to go outside USA and re-enter as CBP website says admit date is till Apr 2016.
If in case, I'm eligible to stay till Apr 2019, how can I get my new passport number and I-94 details updated in CBP Website?

Thank you!

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it depends, which thing happens first

scenario1:

1) Entered US, got I94 valid till Apr 2017

2) Got new I797 with expiry till Apr 2019.

scenario2:

1) Got new I797 with expiry till Apr 2019.

2)Entered US, got I94 valid till Apr 2017

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in case of scenario1, you dont have to do anything. you are good to stay till 2019.

In case of scenario2, go out and come back. Or see if thr is a cheaper way (bordering state, etc).

 

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