I successfully renewed my wife’s I-94 at the Otay Mesa Entry point in San Diego today morning.
Did not have to cross the border and the update was done in 5 mins.
We drove to the Otay Mesa port of entry at 7am and parked in the Plaza parking.
We had paid the $6 online using old Passport and directly went to the I-94 permits queue.
Only one officer was issuing permits so had to stand in line for 20 mins.
Once we reached the Officer I explained that we need a new I-94 since my wife’s was cut short.
He just asked why she was not given the full length of her I-797 to which I explained that her Passport was expiring. He was very satisfied and said “Ohh that explains it”.
After that he asked for her current address proof and updated the I-94 immediately.
Did not ask us whether we had crossed the border or anything.
I immediately checked the I-94 on old passport online and it is now reflecting the updated dates.
Key Points: I was concerned as her current I-94 was expiring in 03/2020 and we were way early(05/2019).
But that did not matter to the officer.
Just wanted to give back our experience since this forum has been a great support and I was very anxious how it all would turn out.