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Do they take I-94 at the green card based marriage interview or they keep it? what does it mean

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Our interview was like 2 weeks ago and i Just noticed that i still have the i-94 in my passport! I asked a few friends who have been through this and they told that their i-94 was taken ! pleas what does it mean when they keep or take it ? some people say if they take means you are approved if not then you are not and you will be denied that so ?

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Yes and that means nothing. It is the procedure.

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I have not noticed any connection between whether they take the I-94 and approve or deny the petition. I think it may just depend on the adjudicator. Good luck! - 312.641.0771 - The information above is general in nature and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between us. It is intended simply as background material, is current only as of its indicated date, and may not include important details and special rules that could be applicable to your case. You should consult an attorney directly before acting or refraining from action.

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No, the I-94 has nothing to do with it. It's more important how the interview went and what was in your file.

Dhenu Savla, Esq.
SwagatUSA, LLC

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You making a cardinal mistake: instead of "asking a few friends" you should always rely on a professional competent licensed immigration attorney who will ensure that your adjustment completes correctly. You need to do it only once, but properly.

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Yes, they often take it and it does not mean you are approved or denied.

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