I94 extension near Niagara


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We got electronic I94 when we entered US (I am in L1A and spouse/kid in L2). my Wife and Kid's passport were expiring this november and their I94 carried the passport expiry dates. now that we have renewed the passport, i was planning a trip to Canada to get I94 extended (visa valid till Apr 2016). but have a couple of queries
1. while i had electronic I94 at entry, will it be paper based when i return>
2. i read in some forums/responses that less than 30 day travel to Canada would not get I94 re-issued. is there a way i could request the CBP at POE for reissuing or is I94 reissued automatically? how do i side step the automatic revalidation process for my spouse and kids?

Any recent experiences on I94 reissue at Rainbow bridge will help.

Alternatively, if it is a tedious process getting it by land travel, will an air travel to Toronto make this easier?

request your kind info and help in clearing my doubts.. all the older queries on this were paper based and it was said that paper would be taken, now that i dont have any paper based, looking for latest experience and suggestions..


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Hi morekuzambu,

I am in a similar situation myself; just that in my case its my own electronic i94 which is expiring this November.

Even I did a lot of research on this but I haven't found anyone with an electronic i94 share their experience on renewing it.

I am located in NY-NJ area, and I am doubtful if any CBP officer would agree to help out; so am thinking about either going to Toronto by flight or going to the Rainbow Bridge. I still don't have my renewed passport yet after which I would be applying for a Canada visa.

But would definitely help if someone with an electronic i94 recounts their experience.

Were you able to get your job done by the way? If yes, can you share your experience please?


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