Do I need to submit a copy of I-94 with I-485 packet?

Asked over 1 year ago - Westport, CT

I am being sponsored by my husband who is US citizen. Do I need to submit a copy of I-94 arrival record. The only time there is a mention is under I-765 instructions and even there I am not totally sure if that applies to me.
Entered as visitor and overstayed.

Thank you.

Additional information

I do have a visa in my passport and 'admitted stamp' with date.

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You better do, if you want to be able to adjust here in the US. The burden is yours to show lawful admission.

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  2. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost


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    Answered . Yes, to prove that you entered legally.

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  3. Dwight David Myfelt

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    Answered . Yes. You have to prove you entered legally, and the I-94 is what you include to prove that.

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  4. Christian Schmidt

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . You must demonstrate a lawful entry and should submit a copy of the I-94.

  5. Dean P Murray

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Great answers from my colleagues. So much so that I have nothing to add.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more

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