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"Date of Arrival" on I-485: actual date, or date on I-94?

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My wife entered the US on her K1 visa on Sep. 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm.

However, on her I-94 it says her date of entry is Sep. 27, 2019. I don't know if the BCP agent at the airport made a mistake, or if her entry was considered "after hours" and therefore listed as the following day.

In any case, I'm currently filling out the I-485 and Part 1 Item 21 asks for the "Date of Last Arrival".

I'd like to put "09/26/2019" since this is the correct answer, however I'm worried that since this date is different than the date on her I-94 this could lead to a problem.

Should I put "09/27/2019" in order to match the I-94, or should I put the correct date of "09/26/2019"?

 

Thanks

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Personally, I would put 9/26 since that is the actual and true date of arrival.  If you are worried, keep a copy of the boarding pass to help explain the slight discrepancy at the time of the interview.

 

Good Luck!

 

P.S.  It could be that CBP IT systems are tied to EDT so 10pm PDT would of course be 1am 9/27 EDT.

Edited by Bill & Katya

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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13 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Personally, I would put 9/26 since that is the actual and true date of arrival.  If you are worried, keep a copy of the boarding pass to help explain the slight discrepancy at the time of the interview.

 

Good Luck!

 

P.S.  It could be that CBP IT systems are tied to EDT so 10pm PDT would of course be 1am 9/27 EDT.

Thanks.

You're right. We were at San Francisco Airport, so 10pm there was already 1am 09/27/2019 in the nation's capital.

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The same thing happened to me when I arrived a couple of years ago. I landed around 7pm at LAX on 31st August, but my I-94 said I arrived on 1st September. When I did my AOS, I used the 'correct' date of when I actually arrived, and not the I-94 date. It never came up during the AOS process, but I had copies of my boarding pass and the stamp in my passport to prove when I actually arrived,  in case I was challenged during the interview.


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44 minutes ago, FlashLG said:

The same thing happened to me when I arrived a couple of years ago. I landed around 7pm at LAX on 31st August, but my I-94 said I arrived on 1st September. When I did my AOS, I used the 'correct' date of when I actually arrived, and not the I-94 date. It never came up during the AOS process, but I had copies of my boarding pass and the stamp in my passport to prove when I actually arrived,  in case I was challenged during the interview.

Thanks. Sounds like this shouldn't be an issue. Just wanted to ask for peace of mind.

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