i am planning to travel to Laredo TX to get my I-94 updated in February 2nd week. have a question, if the officer asks us to cross the border, and i use the bridge 1 to cross in to mexico, do i need to see a mexican immigration official after entering mexico to get any kind of arrival stamp in my passport ? does the officer at Port of entry check for any stamping in my passport to validate i did enter mexico ?
I am waiting for Canada border to open. I have a visitor visa to Canada. If that border doesn’t open then planning to travel to Laredo or other sentri enrollment center. Last option is to fly to India on June 13.
Hello @ram_siddarth ,
I am planning to visit Laredo TX in next few weeks once I get my passport renewed. I dont think any process changed. I was reading at another forum somebody got his i94 extended at California border few hours ago.
I visited Laredo today and got my i94 updated. It went pretty smooth.
My i94 expiry was in December 2020 and now they extended till 2022.
I parked at Valero gas station first and went to cbp office. Someone came outside office and asked me what I wanted and I explained. The officer was very polite and he suggested that we cross border and that’s the only way to get it updated. He also explained to us to park at outlet mall and go halfway on bridge and come back.
We then did the same. Crossed from the yellow line… bridge was not busy today so not much crowd.
Then we joined the “open” queue. When our turn came I handed the passports and the officer knew I was for i94. He then asked us if were bringing any medicines, etc. Then he
took photos and wrote a slip and handed over to another officer. The other officer took us inside the permit office. He didn’t asked any question except for the address Proof/Id. Then he took photo and fingerprints and handed us the new i94. We reached Laredo at 1 pm and we were on our way back by 2:20 pm.
These officers are really polite and not like the ones we meet at airport.
Thanks guys! Hope this helps someone.
That was helpful. I will be going this Friday. I am on and H4 visa. My only worry is that my i94 already expired in May 2020 (alongwith my old passport) though my visa is till Feb 2022. I hope that doesn’t cause an issue and everything goes fine, especially during these Covid-19 visa and travel restrictions.
Hello Anil, Thanks for updating the process.
If use this option, I did not see any mention of exit stamp you got in your passport before entring bridge ? we get stamped or some kind of entry made ? because i assume when you return back you will get travelhistory updated with arrival record and also stamp in passport while correcting I94.
In that case if we check in online i94 , we will miss depature record ?
Should not this be an issue when you reclaim your remaining H1b days ?
Question 2 : after getting pysical I94, and next time youo go out ia airport , they wont take your pysical I94 but its said we need to return i94 before leaving and should not keep it. how to resolve this ?