Thanks for the clear write up with clear info and details.
My wife’s I 94 is valid till August and my current I797 / I 94 is valid till July ( as I got an extension during my change of Employer).
Can H4 extension be done at SENTRI office with H1B extended i797?
My employer suggested sending her out of the country and while entering show my current I 797 and get her I 94 extended in line with my validity.
So I’m not sure if I could follow option 1 mentioned above (To visit the SENTRI /CBP office) for an extension.
Can you please let me know if I can go and get my wife’s I 94 extended?
H4 visa is valid
She is on H4 dependent visa and her visa and I 94 are valid till August.
My employer said they would not file an extension for her now as it’s a waste of money and suggested that it would be easy for her to go out of the country and get her I 94 extended as she is having a valid visa till August.
BTW, I was with one employer and now changed to another employer and that’s how my I 797 is valid till July.
My employer’s Immigration attorney suggested sending her out of the country (doesn’t need to be home country) like Mexico or Canada and while entering the USA, she can show my I797 and get her I 94 extended only if she returns back before August ( Her current visa and I 94 validity).
Also, they suggested sending her and bringing her back with my current I 797 without filing an extension is recommended as she still has 3 more months of valid visa and she can enter before August.
I’ve also read on a couple of forums that she can cross the border by land (walk or drive) and while coming in they will extend her I 94.
Thanks for your help!