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.
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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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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.
An experienced attorney could help you with this.
Andrew M. Bramante, Rosner Partners, 216-771-5588. Free telephone consultation. You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make certain that the advice you received is appropriate for your particular immigration case.