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I-485 Evidence of Continuous Lawful Status

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Hello,

 

My question pertains to the evidence portion of an I-485 filing, Page 11 of instructions, Section 7, "Evidence of Continuously Maintaining a Lawful Status Since Arrival in the United States". It asks to include evidence such as Forms I-797, I-94, I-20, DS-2019, and/or passport stamps; and to "Include evidence for every time you entered the United States and for the time periods spent in the United States." Unfortunately, I do not having this information for each entry, either as a result of:

  1. I did not download my I-94 form online from a previous trip, and now it is not retrievable 
  2. I did not receive a passport stamp because I entered the country using my NEXUS pass (as a Canadian)
  3. I do not have a copy of my paper I-94, since those were required to be surrendered.

 

I am filing a FOIA request to obtain my I-94 old records. Do I need every one dating back to my first ever entry into the US (perhaps 20+ years ago as a child on vacation)? Or is there a specific cutoff?

 

Thank you all for your time!

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9 hours ago, worrywart24 said:

Hello,

 

My question pertains to the evidence portion of an I-485 filing, Page 11 of instructions, Section 7, "Evidence of Continuously Maintaining a Lawful Status Since Arrival in the United States". It asks to include evidence such as Forms I-797, I-94, I-20, DS-2019, and/or passport stamps; and to "Include evidence for every time you entered the United States and for the time periods spent in the United States." Unfortunately, I do not having this information for each entry, either as a result of:

  1. I did not download my I-94 form online from a previous trip, and now it is not retrievable 
  2. I did not receive a passport stamp because I entered the country using my NEXUS pass (as a Canadian)
  3. I do not have a copy of my paper I-94, since those were required to be surrendered.

 

I am filing a FOIA request to obtain my I-94 old records. Do I need every one dating back to my first ever entry into the US (perhaps 20+ years ago as a child on vacation)? Or is there a specific cutoff?

 

Thank you all for your time!

On what basis are you adjusting status? If  you are an immediate relative of a US citizen then you do not need any of that. The cut off is since the most recent entry

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1 hour ago, azblk said:

On what basis are you adjusting status? If  you are an immediate relative of a US citizen then you do not need any of that. The cut off is since the most recent entry

I potentially have two options; first is employment-based from H-1B, second is marriage-based (my girlfriend is a US citizen). As you mentioned, the second would be from most recent entry. Do you know about the first? Thanks!

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3 hours ago, worrywart24 said:

I potentially have two options; first is employment-based from H-1B, second is marriage-based (my girlfriend is a US citizen). As you mentioned, the second would be from most recent entry. Do you know about the first? Thanks!

I was referring to the first option. You only have to prove lawful status since the most recent admission. Its is irrelevant if you married your spouse and she filed for you.

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