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shivuk
09-03-2013, 01:11 AM
Hi

Iím in a Peculiar situation, my L1B Visa Expired on September 2012, Passport Expiring in April 2014 and on the same day i94 is expiring, more on all we are expecting a baby in January 2014!

Iím applying for my passport renewal, my concern is: once I get my new passport do I need to go for L1B extension then go out of country for stamping and get i-94, or is there any way we can get i94 extended and stay in US - I have used only 2years of my overall stay in US?

Dont know what to do...Please Advice..

s416504
09-03-2013, 01:32 PM
What is your current status? I94 expiry goes with visa expiry. You said L1B expired in Sep-2012 & I94 expiring in April2014. How is that possible? Did u renewed your L1B last year?

shivuk
09-03-2013, 09:26 PM
Last year when my US Visa got expired, my company did my only i94 extension, currently im on i94 which is valid till April,2014

Same with my wife and daughter, they got only i94 till 2015, will this be a problem?

s416504
09-03-2013, 10:30 PM
You must have got your new I94 as a part of L1B extension last year. Normally you get 2 year extension but due to fact your passport expires before that, you got extension until APR 2014.
Your employer can extend it again six month prior to your expiry. You get new I94 that time.

You can continue staying with new approval beyond APR 2014. You don't have to go for stamping unless you wanted to visit out of USA.

shivuk
09-05-2013, 01:54 AM
Hi thank you for the reply, last year my company did not extend visa, they did only i94 extension,

I came to know that as my passport is getting expired and has no visa, I have to go only for only L1 Visa renewal and not i94, is that true or can go for i94 extn?

vegasbaby
09-06-2013, 12:14 AM
As long as you do not leave the US, you can be fine with I-94 extension.
6 months prior to your Passport expires, you can renew your passport. Once you get your new passport, you can file for I-94 extension.

mk6803
09-06-2013, 12:32 PM
As long as you do not leave the US, you can be fine with I-94 extension.
6 months prior to your Passport expires, you can renew your passport. Once you get your new passport, you can file for I-94 extension.

AFAIK you can apply for passport renewal upto 12 months prior to expiry. It normally takes 2-3 weeks to come through.

shivuk
09-08-2013, 01:53 AM
thank you "vegasbaby", I have applied for Passport Extn (7 months before the expiration date), will apply for the i94 extn in Feburary/March 2014! thanks.