What do I do if I forgot to turn in my I-94 upon leaving the US 12 years ago and now want to apply for a non immigrant Visa?

Asked over 1 year ago - Franklin, TN

I left the US almost 12 years ago and forgot to turn in my I-94. I now want to apply for a non immigrant B2 Visa and need advice on what to do and if it will affect me in the issuing of a new visa.
- Do I need to do anything or notify any Immigration entity prior to soliciting a new visa 12 years later? Will the consulate have any record of my departure?

- Note: I have proof of my flight 12 years ago - Old ticket

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Lalita Haran

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . It can be resolved. Please talk to an immigration attorney experienced in this issue.
    Lalita Haran
    Attorney: Immigration Law
    13295 Illinois St., Ste. 128
    Carmel IN 46032
    Ph: (317) 660-6174
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  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You prove that you left the US timely.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Hopefully you also have an entry stamp in your passport of the country you entered after your U.S. departure you support your claim.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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