I lost my passport and I-94 all together. I am ready to apply for my G.C. without those two important documents.How will it affect my application. Well I can get a new passport from the country am from but what about the I-94 card. thank You
You need to prove that you entered the US lawfully. Unless you have copies of your passport and I-94, you need to file form I-102 and try to get copy of your original I-94.
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Dont apply for your GC untill you get your I-94. You can file I-102 with USCIS and they should be able to locate your I-94 and send you another one.
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I agree w/ me colleague. You can file for a replacement I-94, but get a consultation with competent counsel before filing with USCIS. Also, did you do a police report or other evidence to explain your lost documents? You also could consider a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the appropriate agency.
Before filing for the adjustment process consult with an excellent attorney to make sure you are actually eligible to apply. It is really a good idea to get help and don't try to do on your own. Search Avvo; Good luck.
I agree with my colleagues, but my experience is that I-102 applications take a long time - sometimes as much as a year. A faster approach may be to file a FOIA to US Visit, file the I-485 with proof of entry from US Visit (you usually get those within 4-6 weeks), and, if you want to be extra safe, file an I-102 simultaneously with the I-485. Meanwhile, get going on the new passport.
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