Sevis & I-94 Renewal

Sevis Activation at Mexico Border by Border Crossing (or) I-94 Extension Update Renewal at Mexico Canada Border after getting New passport - Port of Entry Locations - - Brownsville Texas - Laredo Texas - Rainbow Bridge Canada

You might have got I-797B which does not have I-94 attached - where you need to get new I-94 at Mexico Canada Border after - Port of Entry Locations - Brownsville Texas - Laredo Texas - Rainbow Bridge Canada

I-94 Renewal at Mexico Border after getting new passport at Matamoros, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo or Canada Canadian Borders / Sevis Re-activation at Border by crossing

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Updated on Jan 8th 2020 : 

NOTE : Current COVID – border closures are not impacting folks who want to this I-94 or sevis renewal) ; No need of any COVID tests during crossing borders,  but in some locations mexican immigration might do temperature checks, always wear a mask.

Sevis activation (or) I-94 renewal / getting new I-94 is same process to cross borders and come back to USA.

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I am a student, How do i re-activate my Sevis ?

There are two options to regain active status.
  1. Travel Out of the country Option. Depart the U.S.(Fly by Air or Cross by Land) and re-enter with a new initial I-20 from the school where you lost status or from a new school authorized to issue I-20’s. (You can do this at Mexico or Canada Borders, To do it at canada borders, you might need canadian visa / To do it at mexico borders, you don’t need any mexican visa). You can do this whether you have your current F1 visa expired or valid.
  2. Reinstatement Option. Please contact your ISSS advisor to discuss eligibility for reinstatement.

I am on H1B, H4, E3, E3D, L1A, L1B, L2, J1, J2, B1, B2, K, O1, O3 visa. How do i get new i-94 / renewal after getting my passport renewal done ?

There are two options to get i-94 extended / renewed / renewal done.
  1. Travel Option. Depart the U.S at Mexico Border(cross border at most cases, very few cases – officers might not ask you to cross border) and re-enter to USA incase asked to cross border, pay 6$ at CBP / POE office while coming back & get new I-94 (or) I-94 extended until your visa validity.(Fastest option – 1 day process, Many of our clients did even during this COVID times)
  2. Apply for I-94 extension through USCIS, which is slow process & you don’t know how long it will take.

This can be useful for F1 students about sevis activation at border (or) any visa holders for getting new I-94 / renewal of I-94 after getting new passport (or) you need to get I-94 only as you got I-797B through consular processing(but have valid US Visa).

How to activate Sevis by Crossing Border at  Matamoros / Laredo Texas Mexico or any border locations.(It’s same process to get I-94 after getting new passport too – Border crossing and coming back)

Depending on your location, you can go to any any US-Border POE(Port of Entry) locations of Mexico (or) Canada POE Locations.

We guided many clients with this process and he took sometime to write down the process.

Also If you need our guidance including all details & phone call supporting during this process, you can take our paid services.

Updated on December 2020 

Hello, I’m graduate student from TAMUC, for some reason my records had been completed which led to sevis deactivation.

After few month I took admission in a new college and they advised me to make my travel re-arrangements outside of the country in order to activate my sevis.

Instead of long India trip just for simple sevis activation, i just been to US Mexico Border location.

I carried all my documents I.e my previous i20 , new i20, passport,visa,  i94, and financial documents.

We reached the border of United States in Laredo Texas,

Parked car at at Laredo, Texas border which is border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, crossed border & came back , got my sevis reactivated within 1 hour totally.

Venkat & team guided with all information needed including pictures.

Just go through that International bridge, at mid-point you will turn back at Laredo Texas border. 

If you go until end of bridge, you might come across Mexican security team, where your luggage will be scanned.

and you can cross road to other side & turn back and walk through other bridge /lane where you can find folks entering into USA.

you just have to go through a small inspection in order to re-enter the country in some cases.

Just beside the border(before entering into US,) there is i94 office where the sevis and i94 is updated. I gave my passport to the officer and when my turn came they just asked my i-20. They asked me why I’m taking my second masters. I gave them the reason that I did not get a degree from my first masters so I applied for a second one.

Then they asked which university I was going to and that’s it they activated my sevis and told me that I’m good to go. The whole process just took 5 mins at CBP office to activate my Sevis.

How to travel to Nuevo Laredo(Mexico) – Laredo(Texas) Border ?

You can fly to Laredo airport (LRD), Take Uber to international bridge 1, Inform your Uber drive that you need to go to International bridge, takes 15-20 mins to reach the bridge.  Get down at the International bridge and input 1$ worth of quarters per person in Turn Style for you to enter the international bridge & cross and come back to USA.

Is it possible to finish everything in same day ?

Yes, You can plan to arrive at morning & can take afternoon or evening flight. (Keep gap of 4 to 5 hours for total process from airport landing until you go back to airport for catching return flight). 

Once you arrive to the bridge, your cross it and come back to I-94 office (This process takes 10-15 mins). time it takes to activate sevis or giving your I-94 (for H1B or other visa category folks etc.,) might depends on POE officers (varies from 5 mins to an hour if they ask you to sit and wait)

What are timings of CBP / POE offices ?

They are open 24 hours – 365 days ; but recommended timings to cross border is at day time.

Do CBP / POE officers ask any questions ? Any documents to carry ?

Yes, they might ask you about your school if you are student.

Yes, they might ask you questions about your Job / where you live etc., Carry address proofs / any other documents that you want / passport / I-797A etc.,

How much it costs to do this SEVIS Renewal at border / I-94 renewal at border ?

For sevis renewal, it won’t cost you anything. Just make sure your sevis fee is paid online.

For I-94 renewal, it costs you 6$ 

How much is our service charge to provide you all information & guidance / phone call support during this process ?

We charge 79$ as service charge for providing this service, will provide any info you need.

How to travel to Matamoros(Mexico) – Brownsville(Texas) Border ? You can fly to Brownsville airport (BRO), Take Uber to international bridge, Inform your Uber drive that you need to go to International bridge, takes 15-20 mins to reach the bridge.  Get down at the bridge and you can find people standing in line to take some quarters to input in Turn Style for you to enter the international bridge. Is it possible to finish everything in same day ? Yes, Once you arrive to the bridge, your cross it and come back to I-94 office (This process takes 10-15 mins). time it takes to activate sevis or giving your I-94 (for H1B folks etc.,) might depends on POE officers (varies from 5 mins to an hour if they ask you to sit and wait)

What is SEVIS ? (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System)

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a government database created to keep track of students in F-1, J-1 and M-1 status. (Note: Georgia State is not certified to accept M-1 status students.) Before you can apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, a DSO/ARO (designated school official, alternate responsible officer) from Georgia State will need to issue an I-20 or DS2019 for you. This document is generated from SEVIS and has personal information, such as your name, your program of study and your finances. SEVIS is used to communicate information from your school to government entities. This information is used by the government for different reasons, such as visa issuance, driver’s license issuance, to track down immigration status violators, for criminal investigations, etc. Full implementation of SEVIS was mandated after September 11, 2001.

Who has access to SEVIS?

How does SEVIS work?

Once your I-20 or DS-2019 is used, SEVIS starts collecting data about you, so events like class registration, changes in program of study, changes in major, work authorizations, etc, are saved in this database. The school database communicates with SEVIS to ensure the transfer of relevant information. This is why it is very important that you update your address in PAWS and that you request a new I-20 or DS-2019 every time there is a significant change, such as a change in your name or your program of study (please see Maintaining Status).

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