I submitted my I94 card to the airlines but could not board the flight from the boarding gate due to health related problems. I returned back from the boarding gate. What should i do since technically I do not have a I94 with me. My I94 is still valid, it has not expired. I have 3 more months on my I94. I am in H4 and my husband on H1 and both valid for 3 more months. Please help. I have all medical history to prove my case. Any help is appreciated. Thank You
State/Country relating to question: California
I contacted USCIS and CBP but did not get any clear answer or any direction.
Hello. Has your husband applied for the extension of the H-1? Will he?
No he has not yet applied. He will apply for an extension in 3-4 weeks.
Ok, and what city do you live in? I am going to try to find the closest CBP office that you may be able to go to in order to get a replacement I-94.
I had spoken once to CBP office(San Francisco,CA) asking them for a replacement I-94.They said they cannot issue one.
Well, this is a very rare situation. They can issue another one. Do you have a photocopy of your I-94 at least?
Yes I do have a photocopy.
Ok, then you have a few options:
1) Contact CBP at their different offices and ask different officers about this situation and if they will issue you a new I-94. Try different officers. Don't stop with just one. Here are a links to a few numbers that you can call:
2) File an I-102 to get an original copy of the I-94:
3) When your husband files for the extension, you file for an extension at the same time using form I-539 and provide all the evidence that you did not leave and explained that you turned in your I-94.
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