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Hi, I receive an I-94 at port of entry while entering US on an H1B visa. But my I-94 expiry date was set to Feb. 2018 when my passport was expiring and adjudicated until August 2019. Now on the online I-94 website, my I-94 has been extended to Aug. 2019, but the Arrival/Departure number is ***** from the one that I have in my about-to-expire passport. My employer is at the stage of filing my I-140 application after getting my PERM approval last month. Now, I'm wondering if the I-94 number change is a mistake that we need to have corrected or move forward and use the new I-94 number in the I-140 application.

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

I'm on H1B and have no pending petitions or applications.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No. The main issue is the change in the I-94 number and whether that's normal or a mistake that we need to have corrected before filing an I-140 petition.

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Guillermo Senmartin
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi Guillermo,
Thank you.

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Which was the CBP office that issued your I-94 when you entered the U.S.?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We entered via land border with Montreal Canada.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We entered via land border with Montreal Canada. Highgate Springs, I think.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We entered via land border with Montreal Canada. Highgate Springs, I think.
I'm not entirely sure though. On their stamp, there's this number:2135
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We entered via land border with Montreal Canada. Highgate Springs, I think.
I'm not entirely sure though. On their stamp, there's this number:2135
But I don't recall what the office's actual name was.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We entered via land border with Montreal Canada. Highgate Springs, I think.
I'm not entirely sure though. On their stamp, there's this number:2135
But I don't recall what the office's actual name was. and there's the letters: HIG
It was probably Highgate Springs.

So it went through pre-clearance? That's an issue because I was going to recommend going to that local CBP office INSIDE of the U.S. for verification.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't know what pre-clearance means. I received my H1B visa from US consulate in Montreal and entered the US at Highgate Springs where they gave me the I-94 document.

Ok. Then I would go to that local office or at least contact them and have them verify what your actual I-94 is. Here is a link:

https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/highgate-springs

If they issued the last one and a correction has to be made, they have to do it. So get that taken care of before you file the I-140 and make sure to extend your status before the correct I-94 expires.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Does that mean that the I-94 number I have on the CBP website has been entered on their system at Highgate Springs as well?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ignore my last question please.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do have another question:

No worries. You can continue to ask follow-up questions on this thread without additional charge even after you leave a positive rating. What else would you like to know?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
As I said, my passport was expiring in Feb 2018 and my I-94 was issued until that date and adjudicated until Aug. 2019. Now on the CBP website, my I-94 expires in Aug. 2019. Does that mean it has been extended?

That means that PROBABLY they extended it, but my answer remains the same. If you want peace of mind, I would contact the CBP office that issued the original I-94 and corrected it to make sure which is the correct I-94.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Based on the information I gave you, and your experience, do you think the number change is a mistake by CBP or "not a mistake" as the number is ***** associated with my new passport?

Have you gotten a new passport or you still have the old one expiring in February?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I got a new one.

Then they probably extended it. But don't be afraid to contact them. Do it just to verify. Better that you know for sure and have an issue later.

Thank you for the positive rating. If you would like to request me in the future for a different topic, please remember to put FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box. Good luck to you!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks for your advice.
My pleasure!
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