I am trying to get my I-94 renewed for H4-EAD extension.
- Current H4-EAD and I-94 expiring on 12/08/2022
- Spouse changed job and with new approved I-797 expiring 08/23/2023.
- US Visa expired 12/08/2019
Tried Laredo Texas CBP rejected to do I-94 renewal.
What are my best option to get i-94 renewed ?
Appreciate any recent experience/help. Thanks
What did they say? You are still more than 6 months out, was that the reason?
Since US visa expired, CBP officer said they cannot just extended I-94 based on spouse H1B extension. Said to apply with USCIS for extension.
What are my other options?
Can I travel to Cancun with expired visa and use AVR? Do I have to go for visa appointment in Mexico?
Can I just take Mexico FMM tourist card for air travel with I-94 still valid and approved H1B I-797?
The chances are always 50-50 if the stamped visa in the passport has expired.
Mexico immigration will not allow you to enter Mexico if you go by flight without a valid US visa stamp or a Mexican visa.
Mexico FMM card is NOT a visa. It is just like i94 that Mexico issues when you make an entry to Mexico.
I will give another shot at Mexico.
If not can I get Mexican visa without US Visa and travel to Cancun with AVR option?
As always appreciate your HELP and suggestion.
Traveled to Cancun with Mexico Visa for vacation 4Days to get I-94 renewed for my spouse. DFW CBP denied to update my wife’s I-94 to match my I-797 date.
- US Visa expired for both.
- H1B I-797 expiring 08/23/2023 (with Current Company)
- H4 I-797 I-94 expiring 12/08/2022 ( with previous Company)
- H4 EAD expiring 12/08/2022
Option-1: Should we try another attempt to Cancun this time just sending my wife from different Airport(Washington). Since all others who went from there got I-94 extended.
Option-2: Apply for H4+H4 EAD extension concurrently. (What happens if we travel outside country? Will EAD application also gets denied or RFE?)
Option-3: We we’re able secure Visa appointment in India for 10/18/2020. Both of us are planning to travel to get US Visa stamped and return back on 11/05/2022.
Does it make sense to apply for EAD extension after getting US Visa stamped and I-94 renewed after India travel.
My only concern since EAD is expiring on 12/08/2022 If we are back to US by 11/05/2022. Do you think we have enough time for new H4EAD application to get Receipt number on before 12/08/2022.
In the past your guidance really helped. Appreciate your input on what is the best strategy to follow in this situation.