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"Corrected" I-94 now causing questions about what to enter on I-485

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Hey all!

My partner entered the US through Houston on a K-1 visa in January. Her I-94 wouldn't automatically update online and so we had to go to a deferred inspection station to get it all fixed (the consulate entered her passport control number as her passport number on her K1 and so thats why it wouldn't update). The officer at the deferred inspection station got everything fixed so she could get an I-94, but now in her I-94 shows her entering the US in February from Hidalgo, TX, with no mention of Houston or the January entry (but the stamp in her passport shows January entry).

On her I-485, should I enter the information that matches with her I-94 (February entry in Hidalgo) or the actual date/location of her initial entry? Also, if we were to put the information in line with the I-94, would it matter that our marriage certificate states we got married Feb 7 (yay!) even though her I-94 now says she entered in mid-Feb?

Thanks a ton for any help or ideas!!!


K1 Visa
Got Engaged: 2014-02-23
I-129F Sent: 2014-04-24
I-129F NOA1: 2014-05-01
I-129F NOA2: 2014-09-17
NVC Received: 2014-10-15
Consulate Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Sent: 2014-11-11
Interview Date: 2014-12-01
Interview Result: APPROVED
Visa Received: 2014-12-04
US Entry: 2015-01-08
Married: 2015-02-07
 
AOS/EAD/AP
Date Filed: 2015-03-18
NOA Date: 2015-03-26
Bio. Appt: 2015-04-14
Interview Date: 2015-06-04
Approval Date: 2015-06-04
Approved: YES
Got I551 Stamp: YES
Greencard Received: 2015-06-12
 
Lifting Conditions
Date Filed: 2017-04-02
NOA Date: 2017-04-10

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Hi,

I cannot promise I am correct and maybe someone else out there could tell you if I am not, but I would put the correct information on the form. The actual date that she entered and what not, then attach a sheet of paper explaining what happened and why the dates may appear differently due to the fix for the issue that she encountered.

Congratulations on the marriage!


K1 Visa AOS ROC
04-26-2012 - I-129F Sent 11-19-12 - AOS packet sent in 12-29-2014 - I-751 Sent
05-03-2012 - I-129F NOA1 12-07-12 - NOA for all 3 packets received via email 12-31-2014 - I-751 NOA 1
08-02-2012 - I-129F NOA2 01-03-13 - Bio Appt 03-04-2015 - Biometrics
08-06-2012 - NVC Received 02-20-13 - Interview and Approval 05-26-2015 - Approved
08-10-2012 - Left NVC 03-02-13 Greencard received
08-17-2012 - Consulate Received
09-06-2012 - Packet 3 Received
09-27-2012 - Interview Date APPROVED!!!!!
10-04-2012 - Visa Received
10-05-2012 - US Entry
10-29-2012 - Marriage

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Thanks! I think that is what we'll end up doing!


K1 Visa
Got Engaged: 2014-02-23
I-129F Sent: 2014-04-24
I-129F NOA1: 2014-05-01
I-129F NOA2: 2014-09-17
NVC Received: 2014-10-15
Consulate Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Sent: 2014-11-11
Interview Date: 2014-12-01
Interview Result: APPROVED
Visa Received: 2014-12-04
US Entry: 2015-01-08
Married: 2015-02-07
 
AOS/EAD/AP
Date Filed: 2015-03-18
NOA Date: 2015-03-26
Bio. Appt: 2015-04-14
Interview Date: 2015-06-04
Approval Date: 2015-06-04
Approved: YES
Got I551 Stamp: YES
Greencard Received: 2015-06-12
 
Lifting Conditions
Date Filed: 2017-04-02
NOA Date: 2017-04-10

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Hey all!

My partner entered the US through Houston on a K-1 visa in January. Her I-94 wouldn't automatically update online and so we had to go to a deferred inspection station to get it all fixed (the consulate entered her passport control number as her passport number on her K1 and so thats why it wouldn't update). The officer at the deferred inspection station got everything fixed so she could get an I-94, but now in her I-94 shows her entering the US in February from Hidalgo, TX, with no mention of Houston or the January entry (but the stamp in her passport shows January entry).

On her I-485, should I enter the information that matches with her I-94 (February entry in Hidalgo) or the actual date/location of her initial entry? Also, if we were to put the information in line with the I-94, would it matter that our marriage certificate states we got married Feb 7 (yay!) even though her I-94 now says she entered in mid-Feb?

Thanks a ton for any help or ideas!!!

If I were you, I would go back to the deferred inspection and get everything corrected, and then file.

Otherwise, since a lot of processing is computerized, there is still a potential for mismatch or confusion

situation that can bite you again down the line.

If you simply want to file as is, then definitely attached an explanation letter...but this would be my second choice.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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If I were you, I would go back to the deferred inspection and get everything corrected, and then file.

Otherwise, since a lot of processing is computerized, there is still a potential for mismatch or confusion

situation that can bite you again down the line.

If you simply want to file as is, then definitely attached an explanation letter...but this would be my second choice.

That makes a lot of sense. Should probably try that route out again at least before filing. When we initially went to have our I-94 corrected, the first site we went to said they could not help at all...and the 2nd site it took a few hours for them to figure out why it wouldn't update. What it turns out happened is that the Consulate entered her passport control number as her passport number...which caused the two computer systems (not 100% sure which two the officer was referring to) to not be able to communicate and update her I-94 correctly on the website. The computer accurately has her entry via Houston, but for some reason wouldn't allow it to show up that way on the I-94 :( I reckon I'll try calling them again to see if they have any other information to help, but when we had finally left (he was great, spent way more time with us than we had imagined) he had said that updating the I-94 that way was the only way for it to connect with the computer systems. What a mess! Thankfully it all worked out OK to get her SSN...no clue if those computer systems are connected at all or not as well, but if so maybe we can catch a break! Thanks!


K1 Visa
Got Engaged: 2014-02-23
I-129F Sent: 2014-04-24
I-129F NOA1: 2014-05-01
I-129F NOA2: 2014-09-17
NVC Received: 2014-10-15
Consulate Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Received: 2014-10-30
Packet 3 Sent: 2014-11-11
Interview Date: 2014-12-01
Interview Result: APPROVED
Visa Received: 2014-12-04
US Entry: 2015-01-08
Married: 2015-02-07
 
AOS/EAD/AP
Date Filed: 2015-03-18
NOA Date: 2015-03-26
Bio. Appt: 2015-04-14
Interview Date: 2015-06-04
Approval Date: 2015-06-04
Approved: YES
Got I551 Stamp: YES
Greencard Received: 2015-06-12
 
Lifting Conditions
Date Filed: 2017-04-02
NOA Date: 2017-04-10

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