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For AOS as a Mexican citizen, would a Border Crossing Card (Laser Visa) count as proof of legal entry? My husband came in legally using a Border Crossing Card many years ago. He doesn't have an I-94 but he does have his passport (though not stamped) and visa. So could we use the BBC as proof of legal entry instead of the I-94?

Additional Info: He hasn't left the country since he came in over a decade ago.

Thank you so much for your help!

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For AOS as a Mexican citizen, would a Border Crossing Card (Laser Visa) count as proof of legal entry? My husband came in legally using a Border Crossing Card many years ago. He doesn't have an I-94 but he does have his passport (though not stamped) and visa. So could we use the BBC as proof of legal entry instead of the I-94?

Additional Info: He hasn't left the country since he came in over a decade ago.

Thank you so much for your help!

I have no experience with boarder crossing cards-- but if it is anything like a visa (used to seek permission to gain entry into a country), then there is no way to prove that he used the card/visa to enter the country legally.

I entered on an F1 visa and both my passport and I-94 were stamped in some way. My visa was never touched.

I am sure someone will be a long shortly with a more definitive answer.

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I have no experience with boarder crossing cards-- but if it is anything like a visa (used to seek permission to gain entry into a country), then there is no way to prove that he used the card/visa to enter the country legally.

I entered on an F1 visa and both my passport and I-94 were stamped in some way. My visa was never touched.

I am sure someone will be a long shortly with a more definitive answer.

Thank you for your input! After many hours of research, I think I've concluded that the BBC (Border Crossing Card) is different from other visas, since it's only given to Canadian and Mexican citizens. However, I am far from sure and that's why I'm seeking information on this. Oh and the BBC makes stamping the passport unnecessary, at least if traveling by land.

Again, this is all speculative!

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For AOS as a Mexican citizen, would a Border Crossing Card (Laser Visa) count as proof of legal entry? My husband came in legally using a Border Crossing Card many years ago. He doesn't have an I-94 but he does have his passport (though not stamped) and visa. So could we use the BBC as proof of legal entry instead of the I-94?

Additional Info: He hasn't left the country since he came in over a decade ago.

Thank you so much for your help!

You could try an FOIA request to both USCIS and CBP, but I'm almost certain it will come back with no record found. Entries using the old style BCC's were frequently not recorded by CBP.

Presuming USCIS finds no record of his having left and/or reentered the US since his BCC expired, they should accept a photocopy (both sides) of his BCC as evidence that he was inspected and admitted.

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