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Just expired i-94 before land crossing

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  • Dec 14th, 2018 5:03 pm
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Just expired i-94 before land crossing

Just realized that the i-94 expired last week before I am going to do a land crossing in the next few days.

Called CBP at Peace Bridge, they said it's too late to return it at Pearson Airport.

What are the options for me to enter into US next time? I read do prepare some evidence like pay slips/credit card statement to prove not overstay before I-94 expired.

Visa is still valid.

Thanks.
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I would just pull the I-94 out of your passport and mail it to the designated office in the US. It's been a while for me but it used to be an address in Detroit.
Phils
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Phils wrote:
Dec 11th, 2018 10:51 am
I would just pull the I-94 out of your passport and mail it to the designated office in the US. It's been a while for me but it used to be an address in Detroit.
So better take it off the passport before crossing instead of taking it to the border and give it to CBP officer when crossing right?
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Yes. It really depends on the officer but some of them can be on a power trip and if they spot an expired doc, they can give you a hard time.
If you also are a Nexus member, Just to be safe, you probably should also call the Nexus office and tell them that the I-94 is in the mail back to them and should be removed from your file.
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Phils wrote:
Dec 11th, 2018 11:16 am
Yes. It really depends on the officer but some of them can be on a power trip and if they spot an expired doc, they can give you a hard time.
If you also are a Nexus member, Just to be safe, you probably should also call the Nexus office and tell them that the I-94 is in the mail back to them and should be removed from your file.
Thanks.

So I guess I'd better take the i-94 off the passport and when I go to the border, just tell the CBP officer I have mailed it back, if it's not in the system maybe they are still processing it.
Bring a couple of documents like payslip or statement to prove I didn't overstay may also help right?
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I don't think you really need to bring a payslip but that's up to you.
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Last time you left the US, was it by land or air?
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If you exited by air, you don’t need to worry, it’ll have been updated electronically. If your not Canadian, the same also applies when leaving the US by land.
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xiaohan wrote:
Dec 11th, 2018 11:02 am
So better take it off the passport before crossing instead of taking it to the border and give it to CBP officer when crossing right?
Definitely take it out of your passport. They may not even ask if it's not there - but they will almost definitely give you a hard time if you leave it in your passport and it's expired right in front of their face.
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CorSter wrote:
Dec 13th, 2018 8:23 am
Last time you left the US, was it by land or air?
It's by land
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Manatus wrote:
Dec 14th, 2018 4:42 pm
Definitely take it out of your passport. They may not even ask if it's not there - but they will almost definitely give you a hard time if you leave it in your passport and it's expired right in front of their face.
Thanks a lot. Will definitely do that.

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