Another I94 question....
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Apr 20, 2012 6:51 PM Last Post By: itzawonnder
Apr 20, 2012 12:10 PM
Another I94 question....I lost my passport and I94 card while in the US. I'm well within my 3 month tourist visa allowance and once my new passport is posted to me I aim to leave by land to Mexico. I have looked into replacing the I94 document which apart from being a lot of paper pushing it costs a whopping $300 plus dollars.
My question is are there borders which are a bit more relaxed about the lack of I94 document. If I enter this way (on the grapevine it seems many have) is there a way then to prove that i left the US? I have heard people crossing some mexican borders were never asked about their I94 document as there was noone on the US side to accept it.
Any help to avoid the $300 would be much appreciated!
Apr 20, 2012 12:33 PM
Apr 20, 2012 12:58 PM
Apr 20, 2012 1:08 PM
If you arrive by land, you do not need the onward ticket, but you still must leave.
How to prove you left the US If you do not have the I-94, you should still provide what proof you can.
There is indeed a $330 filing fee to get a new I-94.
Apr 20, 2012 1:16 PM
Apr 20, 2012 2:28 PM
5If you entered under VWP, then you must have had a return ticket that was less than 90 days from arrival
Do you still have that?
If so, your entry will be available on computer and you will have the departure ticket.
I would consider all entry points to have the same degree of inspection. Your information will be in the computer, so don't try to BS your way through.
Apr 20, 2012 3:24 PM
Apr 20, 2012 6:51 PM
7Aside from the paperwork issue raised, the comment that there are no border controls on leaving the US is no llonger true when traveling overland to Mexico. I can tell you from personal experience that travelers are now grilled like cheap meat by US Customs when walking or driving into Mexico. There is a crackdown on drug runners returning to Mexico with cash and guns, after making deliveries in the US. Every vehicle is now checked as thoroughly when leaving the US as they are upon entering.
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