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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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Hi,

I just read about the I-194 on another thread and took a quick look at my passport and only just noticed that though I was in the US for just 3 weeks, my I-194 was never redeemed when I left the country so technically, I am still in the US :-( Now, luckily, I could have stayed until June so I have not technically overstayed my visa...I'm just upset about it because if I hadn't noticed this, then I would have been viewed as someone who overstayed my visa even though I haven't been there for months now.

Does anyone have any experience leaving the US with the I-194 still intact in their passport? I need to correct this somehow, looks like I may have to send it on somewhere before my visa expires with evidence that I haven't been in the US these last few months. So far I have scattered info, if anyone knows better, please get back to me. And for all of you traveling to the US, please do watch out with regards to the I-194, from what I have read, you can get your visa cancelled at the port of entry due to just a simple error outside of your control.


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09/23/2010- Met online

12/23/2010- Met in person in Kenya

02/01/2011- Visited him in China

02/14/2011- He proposed while I was in China

07/09/2011- Moved to China to be with him

12/19/2011- Went to US to meet his family

01/08/2012- Went back to China with him

02/29/2012- Went back to Kenya to await fiancee visa :-(

02/07/2012: I-129F Sent

02/10/2012: USCIS received I-129F

02/10/2012: NOA1 date

02/15/2012: Touched

02/22/2012: NOA1 received in mail

05/05/2012: Broke up :(

Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between July 6, 2012 and July 9, 2012*.

"Where there is faith

There is a voice calling, keep walking

You’re not alone in this world

Where there is faith

There is a peace like a child sleeping

Hope everlasting in He who is able...

It is a wonderful, powerful place

Where there is faith" 4Him

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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If I'm not mistaken you can turn it in into the USEM of your country. Maybe you can call them and explain it to them and see what they can do to help you.

Best wishes


10-24-2012: AOS, EAD, AP Sent

11-04-2012: NOA1 AOS, EAD, AP

11-06-2012: Biometrics App Letter

11-16-2012: My baby boy was born

11-19-2012: Biometrics Appointment

12-29-2012: AP Approved

01-04-2013: EAD Approved

01-10-2013: Combo Card Arrived

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/752 here you go, this is the CBP.gov webpage. Loads of info there but this is a fraction of it;

If you failed to turn in your I-94 Departure Record, please send it, along with any documentation that proves you left the United States to:

DHS - CBP SBU

1084 South Laurel Road

London, KY 40744

USA

Do not mail your Form I-94 Departure Record or supporting information to any U.S. Consulate or Embassy, to any other CBP Office in the United States, or to any address other than the one above. Only at this location are we able to make the necessary corrections to CBP records to prevent inconvenience to you in the future. The London, Kentucky office does not answer correspondence, so please do not ask for confirmation that your record has been updated.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kenya
Timeline

If I'm not mistaken you can turn it in into the USEM of your country. Maybe you can call them and explain it to them and see what they can do to help you.

Best wishes

Thanks, just found this:

what to do if you forget to turn in your I-194

Hope it helps others someday.


jin5xmldq.png

09/23/2010- Met online

12/23/2010- Met in person in Kenya

02/01/2011- Visited him in China

02/14/2011- He proposed while I was in China

07/09/2011- Moved to China to be with him

12/19/2011- Went to US to meet his family

01/08/2012- Went back to China with him

02/29/2012- Went back to Kenya to await fiancee visa :-(

02/07/2012: I-129F Sent

02/10/2012: USCIS received I-129F

02/10/2012: NOA1 date

02/15/2012: Touched

02/22/2012: NOA1 received in mail

05/05/2012: Broke up :(

Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between July 6, 2012 and July 9, 2012*.

"Where there is faith

There is a voice calling, keep walking

You’re not alone in this world

Where there is faith

There is a peace like a child sleeping

Hope everlasting in He who is able...

It is a wonderful, powerful place

Where there is faith" 4Him

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Finland
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https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/752 here you go, this is the CBP.gov webpage. Loads of info there but this is a fraction of it;

If you failed to turn in your I-94 Departure Record, please send it, along with any documentation that proves you left the United States to:

DHS - CBP SBU

1084 South Laurel Road

London, KY 40744

USA

Do not mail your Form I-94 Departure Record or supporting information to any U.S. Consulate or Embassy, to any other CBP Office in the United States, or to any address other than the one above. Only at this location are we able to make the necessary corrections to CBP records to prevent inconvenience to you in the future. The London, Kentucky office does not answer correspondence, so please do not ask for confirmation that your record has been updated.

I agree with moomin - this happened to me a few years ago when I was returning from visiting my then boyfriend (now husband). I only noticed after having arrived at Frankfurt airport that I still had the I-94 in my passport, so I called the US Embassy here and they referred me to a website similar to the one moomin is quoting above (sorry, I don't have the link anymore). I followed the instructions and sent my I-94 to the CBP office in Kentucky with all the supporting documents I could think of, and never had any problems re-entering the US thereafter.


My F2A/IR-1 journey:

USCIS:
4 August 2011: I-130 sent (while husband permanent resident)
8 August 2011: Priority date
16 April 2013: NOA2

NVC:

7 May 2013: Case number received, DS-3032 sent

15 May 2013: AOS bill received and paid

16 May 2013: AOS package sent

17 May 2013: DS-3032 accepted

20 May 2013: IV bill received and paid

21 May 2013: IV package sent

11 June 2013: response to IV checklist sent

13 June 2013: Case upgraded to CR1

2 July 2013: Case completed

28 August 2013: Interview - approved!

21 September 2013: POE

18 November 2013: Green card received

My husband's citizenship journey:

8 February 2013: N-400 sent
4 March 2013: Biometrics
24 April 2013: Interview
12 June 2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kenya
Timeline

Thanks everyone :-) Will send everything in and hope for the best. Don't know why they're not more thorough about making sure they take it back. I certainly didn't give that sheet any further thought. Anyway, just glad I found out before it was too late...this is why I love this site, things just keep coming up that can really help you down the road.


jin5xmldq.png

09/23/2010- Met online

12/23/2010- Met in person in Kenya

02/01/2011- Visited him in China

02/14/2011- He proposed while I was in China

07/09/2011- Moved to China to be with him

12/19/2011- Went to US to meet his family

01/08/2012- Went back to China with him

02/29/2012- Went back to Kenya to await fiancee visa :-(

02/07/2012: I-129F Sent

02/10/2012: USCIS received I-129F

02/10/2012: NOA1 date

02/15/2012: Touched

02/22/2012: NOA1 received in mail

05/05/2012: Broke up :(

Based on timeline data, your I129f may be adjudicated between July 6, 2012 and July 9, 2012*.

"Where there is faith

There is a voice calling, keep walking

You’re not alone in this world

Where there is faith

There is a peace like a child sleeping

Hope everlasting in He who is able...

It is a wonderful, powerful place

Where there is faith" 4Him

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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Basically to be a bit bold, all they care about is you leaving the country. If you don't hand in the i-94 it won't hurt the US or CBP. Am glad you remembered though. I know, a white sheet of paper isn't really the thing to remember when standing in the airport saying bye to fiance(e)/spouse :)


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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