I am assisting a friend from Thailand with obtaining CA ID. While a new original passport has been filed, there is apparently a requirement for an original I-94. I need to file an I-102 and the filing fee of $330 is prohibitive.
No fee waiver, unless the fault was on the part of USCIS. If you have passport information, try this site: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html;jsessionid=T7L5VWwczXFfypCmbD7cZVwcQTbJxNzZ3rqG1tKHZ2T1RnQT0Y8d!975261647. Maybe you can retrieve it here. Good luck.
Yes, but the hurdles you need to overcome in establishing eligibility suggest that you probably should pay the fee.
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Go to www.cbp.gov/i94 and print out a new one.
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