Leaving without the I94 will not be a problem. You may have a problem if the extension request is denied and you overstay.
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I agree with my colleague.
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Make sure to keep proof of your departure such as the actual bording pass. They don't like itineraries or e-tickets, because maybe you didn't actually get on the flight. In addition to the bording pass keep any receipts or other proof. For example, if you purchase something at the airport, and get a receipt with your name or signature, the place and date. Then also purchase something at your destination with similar information. Keep all evidence of being here and then being there. Keep copies of the application to extend your status and the receipt notice, too, which confirms the facts of that.
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