McBean Immigration Law

I-102 Approved! Client Now Has Proof of Entry into the United States!

After months of anticipation and hard work, we are happy to share that our client’s I-102 Application for Replacement of Arrival Document (I-94) has been approved!

This achievement now paves the way for our client to adjust his status, as he finally has documented proof of his entry into the United States.

Our client scheduled a consultation with us on June 20, 2022.  

The client informed us that he filed for Adjustment of Status (I-485) back in 2011 as a spouse of a US citizen.

That application was denied because he could not prove his legal entry into the United States.

The client didn’t have his I-94 record because his passport containing the I-94, among other documents, was stolen.  

A few days after the consultation, the client hired the firm to conduct a case assessment of his immigration history.  

We wanted to see if we could obtain proof that our client entered the United States legally.

We requested his records from USCIS and CBP (“customs”).

FOIA results were received on November 18, 2022.  

FOIA results included a CBP record showing his entry through JFK airport on March 20, 1998.  

We recommended refiling the Adjustment of Status and filing the I-102 to get his I-94 Arrival Record.  

We filed the I-102 on March 10, 2023.

Obtaining an approved I-102 Application requires meticulous attention to detail and a thorough understanding of what supporting documentation to include.

We worked diligently with the client to gather the necessary documentation including a detailed affidavit highlighting the circumstances of his entry.

We meticulously reviewed his immigration history and travel records to substantiate his claim that he entered the country with inspection.  

On April 24, 2023, we received the I-102 approval notice.

His two prior I-102 applications were denied.

With our help this time, third time’s the charm for our client!

With his approved I-102, he now has valuable proof needed to adjust his status.

This milestone opens the door for the opportunity to successfully pursue his Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status and overcome the reason of his previous I-485 denial.  

P.S. Every case is different. Past successes do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Consult a licensed immigration lawyer to discuss your unique situation.

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McBean Law, PLLC is a New York, Westchester-based immigration law firm that represents clients in the United States and across the globe.

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