Immigration Issues/I94 renewal

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Hi Ajay,
Last time my wife and kid entered US,their I94 was issued for the date of the passport validity-not their visa validity.I am not sure why but i have always been issued I94 till the validity of visa ,even though one time i had just 6 months validity on my passport.Is this a mistake on part of IO at POE.Is there a way we can renew it from within US after acquiring a new passport.

Thanks for your time.

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Hi Sanju,

Your family should have been issued I-94 until validity of their visa status. Therefore, it is a USCIS error, which you can attempt to rectify by obtaining appointment with local USCIS office through Infopass at https://infopass.uscis.gov/info_en.php

If the USCIS does not issue new I-94, please make certain that your family maintains their nonimmigrant visa status through extension of status filed prior to their I-94 expiry on Form I-539, or else they can depart the U.S. and enter the U.S. again showing the new passport as well as their old passport.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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