Can I get a new I 94 form from USCIS if I never received I 797 with my original I 94 attached to it ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Quincy, MA

I am F1 student . While transferring from one school to another I lost my status . USCIS approved extension of my status ( found out about that through my school ) , but I never received I 797 with my original I 94 ( went on wrong address ) . Tried to receive a duplicate , but instead of it received a letter saying that I need to file I 824 . It will provide me with a notice of status approval , but not a new I 94 . Can I fill out I 102 and claim my I 94 as " lost " without having my I 797 form ?

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  1. Alena Shautsova


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I would imagine you can. Explain in your affidavit what happened with I-94 and the whole case. Attach copies of old I-94... Good luck!

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . yes, You have to file I824 and ask for duplicate.; email:; Phone: (866) 456-­8654; Fax: 212-964-0440; Cell:... more
  3. Robert Winford Carpenter

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . I would recommend that you follow the instructions that USCIS gave you in their correspondence.

    This is not legal advice until I am retained and have reviewed all facts about your situation.

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