PDA

View Full Version : I-94 at port of entry


imconfused
06-29-2007, 09:09 AM
my i-94 is abt to expire in 7.5 months time... due to passport expiry date, though my H1B is valid for 1+ more year...how soon can i renew my I-94,? I understand i have to renew my passport first in order to get the I-94 renewed.

gc_lover
06-29-2007, 09:12 AM
Your I-94 should be valid as long as your H1B is valid. If you applied for H1B extension they will give you new I94. It should be at the bottom of your 797, please check your H1B approval notice.

imconfused
06-29-2007, 09:17 AM
the I-94 stapled to my passport says 20feb2008, since my passport expires on the same day. dont i have to get a new I-94? though 797 is valid more than 1 yr?

snarla
06-29-2007, 09:46 AM
First renew your passport as soon as possible.

After that go to your local CBP office and request for I-94 update by showing your approved H1B petetion. If you are lucky, the CBP official might correct your I-94.

If not, apply for your H1B extension bfr your I-94 expires( a month bfr will do) as you can file for H1B extension six months bfr the current one expires ...

Good Luck ...

snarla
06-29-2007, 09:48 AM
Also, you can apply for passport renewal, one year bfr the current one expires ... so u can do it right away ...

fcres
06-29-2007, 11:58 AM
First renew your passport as soon as possible.

After that go to your local CBP office and request for I-94 update by showing your approved H1B petetion. If you are lucky, the CBP official might correct your I-94.

If not, apply for your H1B extension bfr your I-94 expires( a month bfr will do) as you can file for H1B extension six months bfr the current one expires ...

Good Luck ...

I don't think you need to change that I-94. But you need it to prove your last POE and date. My I94 stapled on the PP expired long time back. I just kept extending my H1 to have the valid stay.

Ofcourse you can renew you PP and keep the old I94 with your new PP. Try to do emergency PP renewal though.