i94 Extension Laredo TX US Mexico Border – Bridge 1 experience

i94 extension laredo TX CBP Office- cross border, walk on bridge 1 (gateway to America) or without crossing border. $6 fees. Documents - New, old passport with US visa stamp, i797.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  15 Jul, 19


Your last i94 entry to US was stamped to match your passport expiry. Once you renew your passport, you can visit Laredo TX, US Mexico border to get new i94 with validity matching your i797 approval.

Documents for i94 extension Laredo TX, US Mexico Border

  1. Original Approved i797.
    Example: If you are on H4 or H1B visa, your OWN approved i797 original document.
  2. Your Old (expired) and New passport.
    Example: the passport with your US visa stamp should also be carried in original.
  3. Your US address proof
    Could be any utility bill, your driving license, state ID, EAD card, Lease agreement.

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i94 extension Laredo TX Border crossing required or Not at Bridge 1?

First and most important, you may be asked to cross border. Its a 50-50 chance and is dependent on the immigration officer. Be prepared.

Both options are okay and can be done at Laredo, TX border easily.

In my case, the officer ASKED to cross the border on 1 June 2018 using Bridge 1 (Pedestrian Bridge over River Rio).
Bridge 2 is for cars coming into US from Mexico. You can use it too but I would not recommend.

STEP 1: Go to CBP office. Try your luck with immigration officer by asking correction of i94 based on renewed passport. If officer fixes your i94 to match your i797 date with new passport, you are lucky and you are done.

STEP 2. If you are asked to cross border and re-enter US, then use Bridge 1 (Called Gateway to America) to walk. Details given below with pictures.

Related: Renew Indian passport in USA with CKGS by post

Laredo TX border Car Parking

#1. Parking closest to CBP office – Valero gas station

Valero gas station is right across the street from CBP office.
Park car, walk inside the store, buy a parking tag and then hang on your windshield.

Parking cost: $5 per hour. Just buy for 1 hour. If you take more time, you can pay later for extra time. They do not tow your car ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry.

Cross the street and you see yourself walking in the CBP office lot. Total walk time is just 2 minutes.

Exact address for Valero Gas Station is:

619 Farragut Street, Laredo, TX

#2 Free parking at Pedestrian Bridge 1 – Laredo Outlets Mall

You can park car in FREE 3 hour parking behind Outlets mall building.

Walking from CBP office to Laredo Bridge 1

Bridge 1 is about 10 blocks walk from Gas station (or CBP office) walking on Hindalgo St.
If you are first trying your luck at CBP office for i94 extension, you can choose to park free either at mall or Valero gas station (paid).

Walking from CBP office to Bridge 1 is not recommend with kid. Its a long walk. Better drive and park at free mall parking. The market that you walk through on Hindalgo street looks deserted too.

NOBODY on the street knows ENGLISH.

So, Just follow this image sign to help your self to reach Bridge 1.
No signs except the one on a red signal (shown in image) is visible for reaching Bridge 1.

Cross Laredo Bridge 1 mid-way to enter US i94 line

This is me after crossing the bridge midway (some people call it as ‘Jumping the line mid-way’).
There is no separate signal button / light to allow for crossing the street safely like you see on US streets generally. Just look for cars and then cross when you feel it is safe.

It is allowed to cross like this as I confirmed from the US police officers posted on the other side of street, before crossing.

After this point, you should enter the ‘General Queue‘.
Do not enter the ‘SENTRI‘ line since you do not have a SENTRI card.

Queue is smaller on weekdays (Mon – Friday) and you can get through the process within 15 minutes.
It takes a lot longer on weekends. I have heard timing from 2-3 hours as the line is longer.

Once you reach the immigration officer, you will be questioned same as you would have seen at PoE.

You have to pay $6 in cash per person here if you have not paid already online to get renewed i94.

Laredo, TX Port of Entry Address – i94 correction / Extension

The exact address for CBP office is

300 San Dario Avenue, Laredo, TX

If you are taking Uber or Lyft, you can set the Gas station address as your destination as this CBP office address might not come up in Google address search.

i94 extension fees – $6 – Cash or Online

#1 CASH payment

Look for PERMITS sign on the building entrance or door.
Once you are in, you can make the payment and wait for your name to be called.

The waiting lines may be long at CASH payment counter.

#2 ONLINE payment

So, it is advisable that you make the payment online at CBP website with ‘Land’ border’ entrance option.
This payment is valid for 7 days meaning that you can pay online and visit the border for i94 days anytime during those 7 days.
There are no refunds if you miss the 7 day deadline.
Payment receipt printout is required.

i94 extension interview questions

The immigration interview would be same as you would have faced (by immigration officer) while entering US at any port of entry (PoE) by Air or sea. They consider it same as your re-entry to US.

i94 extension approval

Once the officer is satisfied, he will take your finger prints and a picture. This is exactly same as what happens at port of entry.

You are given a paper I-94 i.e. your new updated i94 is printed on paper and given to you.
THIS IS REQUIRED as you would be asked to show it while you are travelling back from Laredo, TX back into US.
There is a vehicle inspection site on I35 North (interstate i-35N) around 25 miles from Laredo, TX.

Here, all vehicles are stopped and your immigration papers are checked. You would need you new i94 here.

Your passport is stamped with new dates as applicable per your approved I797 validity.

i94 extension at Laredo, TX Processing time

The whole process can take anywhere between 15 min to 1 hour. So be prepared.

No appointment is required. Neither do they have any option of appointments. It’s a walk in facility.

Once i94 is issued, it is updated immediately at CBP website too.

New i94 record is attached to OLD passport number?

This is fine. When CBP extends the i94 based on your renewed passport, they usually attach it to the same OLD and expired passport number.
So, if you search online on their website, you will be able to pull your new and updated i94 based on your OLD PASSPORT number.

Also, both “Most Recent Entry” date and “Admit Until” on I-94 are updated.

There is no need to worry here.

Laredo TX CBP i94 update opening hours

The i94 correction / extensions are done 24x7x365.

Laredo TX Checkpoint on i35

Yes, there is a checkpoint while coming back into US on i35 at about 28 miles i35 North.


   126 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

  1. Monika Mishra
    Monika Mishra 21 Feb, 19 at 12:22 am

    Hi Anil,

    I filed my H4 to F1 change of status on 15th May, 2018. Got an RFE and submitted it on 13th Feb,2019.

    My i94 is expiring on 29th April, 2019 based on my Passport expiry date. My H4 expiry date is in 2020. I renewed my passport.

    If my change of status is approved before 29th April, 2019, do I still need to renew my i94 ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

      Once your F1 change of status is approved, you will receive a new i94 with a new date printed on it.
      It is possible that this new i94 is also restricted to your passport expiry date if you had submitted the passport copy with your appication.

      If new i94 is restricted to passport expiry date, then you will have get a new i94 by visiting US border and approved F1.


      • Monika Mishra
        Monika Mishra 14 Mar, 19 at 3:24 pm

        Hi Anil,

        That’s the second RFE I got. I am enrolled in college since August 2018. I got my first RFE on Jan 29 saying that the class enrollment date has already passed. My DSO changed it to next available date – Aug,2019. Now I got this second RFE stating to maintain my status.
        I have renewed my passport. H4 is valid till 2020. The issue is with I-94 expiration date(based on old passport). Now I have to anyways extend the I-94 by visiting the CBP office. In that case, is my change of status application going to be invalidated ?
        What’s your advice ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 6:41 pm

          F1 change of status application should not be affected by your i94 extension by visiting US border.
          You will need to submit the new i94 as a response to this RFE.


          • Monika Mishra
            Monika Mishra 16 Mar, 19 at 8:25 pm

            Ok.. so my experience at San Ysidro – CBP Border was not very great.

            I didn’t have to cross the border. But the officer lady was too rude. She said she can’t extend my I – 94 as I have come too early for the update. I should come just one week before.
            I explained her my situation. She said that she was going to talk to her supervisor about this. After 20-25 minutes, she called me and said the supervisor had agreed. Gave me the new I-94 paper. My surname was wrong. It had ‘N’ instead of ‘M’. When I told her she rudely said that she couldn’t help. It’s the machine. I was helpless. Somehow I managed to enter the office again and explained everything to his colleague. The rude lady again joined his colleague and said they can’t help. You need to go to USCS.

            As I understand, I now need to visit the CBP deferred site for I-94 correction. Will it be a smooth process ?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 10:34 pm

              Is the name on your i797 approval has wrong letter or what? If name on i797 has spelling mistake, the you have to get it fixed by USCIS.
              If the name spelling is only wrong on i94, then CBP office at international airport can fix it.


            • Monika Mishra
              Monika Mishra 16 Mar, 19 at 10:38 pm

              H4 visa holder don’t hold I797. CBP officer just check the passport and H4 visa.

              Everywhere my name is spelled correctly. It’s just at this new I 94 my name is spelled incorrectly. When I check online, now I can see two I-94, the old one with the right name and old date and the new one with the updated date but wrong name.

              There is a CBP deferred site in Los Angeles city. I guess I can visit that CBP as well.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 10:43 pm

              OK..i think i missed the H4 part. If you name on all other documents is correct, then you can visit CBP office and ask for correction.


            • Monika Mishra
              Monika Mishra 24 Apr, 19 at 4:20 pm

              Hi Anil,

              Finally my visa status changed to F1 !!

              I had another question:

              Right now I am on H4 visa and it’s valid till 2020.
              My F1 start date is August 2019.

              I have got an opportunity to present my work in China in June, 2019. Is it at all possible to return back from China and enter US on H4 visa without hampering the F1 status which would start in August 2019 ? Or is it like whenever I am exiting US, I have to go for F1 visa stamping to have a valid future F1 visa.

              In short, what is the best possible way so that I get to go to the conference and I can use my F1 status from August 2019.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 5:10 pm

              Change of status within USA is only meant when you are not planning to go out of USA. If you go out of US, you will need that type of visa to enter and activate that visa type.

              As per my information, you should get a F1 visa stamp to enter using F1 status, else you will have to again apply for H4 to F1 when you come back.


  2. Sathwik
    Sathwik 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,

    First of all, I would like to Thank you for posting detailed instructions.
    I am planning to travel Laredo, TX US Mexico Border via land in next couple of days.The reason is to extend my I-94 admit date to match my I 797A validity date with my renewed passport.My I-94 Admit until date is : April 2019 , I 797 Validity : Sep 2019.

    I have a question :
    1. I-94 extension fee (6$) payment thru online. In the very first page, it is asking me to fill out my personal details like DOB, passport and visa details. What should I enter in passport number option – Old PP number or New PP Number ?

    This is from your blog : When CBP extends the i94 based on your renewed passport, they usually attach it to the same OLD and expired passport number.
    So, if you search online on their website, you will be able to pull your new and updated i94 based on your OLD PASSPORT number.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      You can specify either passport number. For me, I had used the new passport number.

      For some people, the new passport number throws errors and they are able to move forward using old passport number.


      • Sathwik
        Sathwik 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

        Thank you for the prompt response.
        In my case the new PP number is not working, Old PP worked and made the payment.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

          Good. Let me know if you need more information.


  3. Nasir Uddin
    Nasir Uddin 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Sathwik,
    Once you have extended I94 @Laredo, TX US, Can you please share your experience , We are also planning in few weeks for I94 extension.


    • Sathwik
      Sathwik 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am


      Details :
      Current I-94 Admit until date: April , 2019
      I-797A & I-94 Validity : September, 2019
      Old PP Expiry Date : April, 2019
      New PP Expiry Date : April 2029
      Most recent Entry date : Dec 2017

      I have traveled on Jan 19, 2019 to Laredo, TX for my I-94 extension to match my I-797A (I-94). Unfortunately, CBP did not extend my I-94 admit date. Online I-94 shows my old passport expiry date.

      I have walked over the bridge 1 and made a U- turn and joined USA line.

      I have explained to CBP officer the purpose of my visit and handed over my both passports, I-797 A copy. Then officer explained me โ€” You no need to update your I-94 permit as your I-94 which is at the bottom of I-797A document is valid until September, 2019 and advised me to tear the I-94 part which is attached to my I-797A copy and staple it to my passport. Officer scanned my OLD passport ( which got cancelled after receiving my new passport.Old passport also has cancelled stamps on first and last page) and handed over to me and told me to leave.CBP did not even put the admitted/entry stamp on either passports and didnโ€™t gave me any i-94 paper/form. Then I came out from CBP building and verified my i-94 admit date, most recent entry date and travel history from online website.

      I noticed that my most recent entry date, admit until date was not changed but my travel history shows my latest arrival record is today(01-19-2019) at location : LAR.

      Last week, I have communicated the same to immigration attorney and they told me that for most of the times when we enter via land they may not update/extend the I-94, but when we fly into USA they will update it.

      Now , I have two options to extend my i-94:
      1. Re-entry USA via airport
      2. File for I-797 A,I-94 extension from March 2019 and before April 2019.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

        Can you tell me these two things:
        1. What is the validity of your visa stamp in passport
        2. When was your i797A issued? Was it issued after your last entry to USA with i94 dated April 2019?


        • Sathwik
          Sathwik 9 Feb, 19 at 10:11 am

          1. Sep 2019
          2. Oct 2016 ( 3 years i.e from Oct 2016 – Sep 2019 ).No.


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

            Did you tell the CBP officer that i797A was issued after your last visit?
            Looks like they thought otherwise.

            You should have just shown your visa stamp and they would have given you new i94.


            • Sathwik
              Sathwik 10 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

              I have shown them my visa stamp which is valid until Sep 2019.
              Also showed previous admit stamp and also online i- 94 form which I was admitted until April 2019 (old PP expiry date)

              Clearly explained them my purpose of visit is to extend my admit until date to September 2019 from April 2019.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:16 am

              That’s strange. Not heard of it before.


      • Nasir Uddin
        Nasir Uddin 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

        Hi Sathwik, Thank you for update, Sorry for late reply , Do you have an I-94 with I797A , Then that is correct , you can use that . But if you have gone out of country after you receive latest I-797A , then only you need new I-94. Anyway, Please consult a lawyer and Hope things are OK with your case.

        1.. I-797A & I-94 Validity : September, 2019


  4. Naresh
    Naresh 30 Nov, 18 at 9:03 am

    A very helpful blog for individuals looking to extend their I-94. As mentioned in this blog and I-94 official website, I appeared at the Laredo port of entry within seven days of completing I-94 online application, day before Thanksgiving and renewed my (unexpired) I-94.
    Thank you for the blog.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Nov, 18 at 9:11 am

      Thanks Naresh for your feedback. I am glad it helped.
      Do share with your friends if you liked the blog.


  5. Jagan Pachipala
    Jagan Pachipala 5 Nov, 18 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Thanks for creating the blog with detailed instructions, it really helped us and will help much more to others.
    I have my dependents I-94 extended at CBP Laredo TX last weekend. whole process took around 30 mins. We were not asked to cross the boarder.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Nov, 18 at 4:53 pm

      Wow..good to know. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We appreciate it.


  6. srinivas81
    srinivas81 3 Oct, 18 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Hope you are doing good. I am in a similar situation as this topic. I am planning to go to Canada as it is the closest border to me. Do you have any experiences shared from the Canadian side ? I assume it is the same but any pointers would help immensely.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Oct, 18 at 12:50 pm

      I do not have any experience with Canadian border. But, make sure you have Canadian visa if you have to cross border.
      In Mexico, they allow entry using US visa but not in Canada.


      • srinivas81
        srinivas81 4 Oct, 18 at 10:17 am

        Thank you. I do have VISA to travel, was wondering whether i could do the follow the same process which you explained in Mexico land border at the Canadian land border..


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Oct, 18 at 10:26 am

          Yes, you can do it. The maximum that the CBP officer will ask you to do is to cross border and then re-enter USA. In that case, you should have Canadian visa.
          So, you should be okay. Whenever you re-enter USA, you are eligible to get a new i94 based on your new passport and US visa documents.


  7. vijeta
    vijeta 21 Sep, 18 at 3:53 pm

    Hi All,

    My passport is renewed and now my visa date and I-94 dates are having discrepancy. Reading all post understood I-94 date can be extended. My query is I am going with my family ( husband and son ) and there I-94 is up to date till Visa Date. Do they also need to change there I-94 as someone mention there is inspection site while returning from Laredo Tx border to US and they ask for new I-94 ?



    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Sep, 18 at 4:11 pm

      Your husband and son do not need a new i94 if their i94 is already valid. At checkpoint, they can just show their current i94 – that’s perfectly acceptable.
      Also, important thing to remember is to carry i797 approval original (for all 3 of you).


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Sep, 18 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Vijeta,
      I have created a thread here with your question and some pictures showing the checkpoint (how it looks!):


    • vijeta
      vijeta 23 Sep, 18 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks All,

      This post really helped me.
      I travelled Loredo yesterday and my I-94 got extended by visiting CBP office as mention in other post.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 24 Sep, 18 at 8:07 am

        Great. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing your experience.


  8. Vamshi Gupta
    Vamshi Gupta 20 Sep, 18 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Anil.. I would like to thank you a lot for the step by step procedure you have written, I live in Arkansas and my son’s i94 was issued based on passport expiration and after renewing his passport I did speak with local CBP and as well USCIS and the only option what they suggested was to cross the border.
    Nearest border is Loredo for me, so I did drive down to Loredo on Saturday 15th September, as I reached by evening I checked into the hotel and then went straight to CBP office by parking my car at gas station you had recommended.
    At CBP office I was not even let inside and was asked to cross border, so I drove down to outlet mall and parked my car behind and did buy bridge ticket and crossed the bridge halfway.

    Being weekend I was made to stand for stamping for 30 minutes, however things went through smoothly..

    Thanks again for this guide..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Sep, 18 at 6:28 am

      You are welcome. I am glad it helped you.
      The chances of being asked to cross border are 50-50 always. Anyways, you already got it done. Enjoy.


  9. Samy
    Samy 19 Sep, 18 at 2:19 pm

    My I-94 expired and I just realized it yesterday. Can I go to Laredo and get my I-94 extended as well? Was your I-94 expired?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Sep, 18 at 2:23 pm

      CBP officer can extend your i94 without crossing border only if i94 is still valid.

      If your i94 has expired but your visa is valid, then the only way is to go out of USA and then re-enter.
      You can certainly go to Laredo border, cross the border and re-enter.


      • Samy
        Samy 19 Sep, 18 at 2:50 pm

        Thank you so much for the update. Do you know of anyone who got this done very recently. When I called CBP officers in Dallas, they told me that I can’t go to either Mexico, Canada or Caribbean Islands as they are still considered North America and would not be able to update the I-94 even if I travel there. Not sure if this is recent change after June 1, 2018 (when you got I-94 extended). So, just wanted to make sure as there’s another check at the 35 mile Laredo border. Appreciate your time and help.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Sep, 18 at 2:58 pm

          Don’t worry about what CBP officer at Dallas say. They do not know the process. It has not changed and multiple people have got the i94 fixed at US Mexico border. You can read about the experience from San Diego US mexico border (same as Laredo Border) here:

          The 35 mile check at Laredo is inside USA and off-course you would need an un-expired i94 to pass through it. This check-post is while you are coming back from border towards US.
          That is why I said that you need to cross border and re-enter which will off-course give you a new printed paper i94.


          • Samy
            Samy 19 Sep, 18 at 3:05 pm

            Thank you so much. It gives me much confidence now. Planning to go there tomorrow. Would update once I am back about my experience.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Sep, 18 at 3:10 pm

              You are welcome. Let me know if you need more information. Its pretty easy though if you look at the pictures shared above.


            • Samy
              Samy 19 Sep, 18 at 3:46 pm

              Yes, they are helping a lot. But, I need some clarification on either driving from CBP to Mall or walking from CBP to Bridge. Can you please share your phone number so that I can call you. Or, please give me your email and I can send you my number. I can give it here but I don’t know how to delete my comment after you call me.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Sep, 18 at 8:42 pm

              Outlet mall is about a mile away from CBP office. Some Parking at mall is free.
              The Bridge 1 is right behind the mall. There is a staircase from the mall that connects to the bridge. If you take this staircase, you will end up on bridge. There are US police officers and security guards posted on this staircase, so you will know. You can ask them questions too.

              When you are parking in free parking, you can see the bridge 1 in your front.

              Walking from mall to CBP office or vice versa is simple. Just keep walking straight towards each other and you will reach it.


            • Samy
              Samy 21 Sep, 18 at 10:11 am

              Hi Anil, I went for my I-94 extension yesterday and it was very easy. Thankfully, I didn’t even cross the border as the officer in the CBP opposite Valero only extended the date to match it to the I-797. It was just a 10 minute thing. Being very scared, talking to different attorneys and CBP officers, as to how to address this as my I-94 expired, we saw your post to be a blessing. You were so detail about every step that it boosted our confidence and hope it helps many more folks like me. Thanks a ton for all your help and appreciate your responses for all of my questions. I just feel thanking you is not enough and it’s much more beyond words.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 21 Sep, 18 at 11:24 am

              You are welcome. I am glad it helped.


            • Vamshi Gupta
              Vamshi Gupta 20 Sep, 18 at 6:00 pm

              Samy even in my my son’s case his i94 was valid but I was still asked to cross border, I checked this with local CBP and as well with USCIS and both said the same thing. I did goto Loredo last weekend and I was not at all entertained at CBP office for updating the date, so it is better not to goto gas station and wasting 5$, straight away park your car behind outlet mall (3 hours is free) as Anil mentioned and then walk the bridge halfway and return.

              you don’t even have to enter mall, from outlet parking you can walk straight to counter for getting bridge token and walk

              This is my most recent experience..


            • Samy
              Samy 21 Sep, 18 at 10:43 am

              Hi Vamshi, I went there yesterday and surprisingly the officer @ CBP did it for me even if my I-94 expired. I guess, I was just the lucky one :). It only took 10 minutes for me. I think we can definitely give it a try parking @ the Valero and test our luck. May be someone can get lucky as me.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 21 Sep, 18 at 11:23 am

              That’s cool. You are certainly the luckiest chap out there ๐Ÿ™‚


            • Samy
              Samy 19 Sep, 18 at 4:19 pm

              Can you please help me with the route to the bridge as the directions given above are a little confusing to what I see on google maps. Is bridge 1 different from Laredo Bridge System. I am not able to attach the picture of what I am seeing on google maps. Or, if you have can you please share the outlet mall address so that I can park there and go to the bridge from there. Thanks!! Sorry for asking too many questions.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Sep, 18 at 8:39 pm

              Outlet mall address is:
              The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, 1600 Water St, Laredo, TX 78040


  10. Prem Aseem Jain
    Prem Aseem Jain 29 Aug, 18 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for posting this. This is ver helpful Anil gupta ji.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Aug, 18 at 7:50 pm

      You are welcome. Let us know if you get your i94 extended at Laredo and if they ask you to cross the border too.


  11. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

    Bridge 1 is connected to outlet mall building and that’s what is shown in the image.
    The mall stairs directly lead to bridge 1 (see the image which shows the sign board ‘Mexico’.

    You step down on those stairs and follow the Mexico sign and when you exit mall building, you will see your self standing on Bridge 1.


  12. Gowtham Elaprolu
    Gowtham Elaprolu 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

    Thanks Bro, I will try my luck


  13. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 6:58 pm

    I strongly suggest to NOT share your email ID publicly on open forums. It invites un-wanted spam as anybody can see your email ID.

    It would be better if you can delete the email ID once you guys have connected.


  14. Saravana
    Saravana 20 Feb, 19 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Gowtham, Did you do I94 Extension recently or yet to do?


  15. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 3:23 pm

    The person has deleted his comment. I cannot help. Its their choice.
    If you have any specific question, you can ask separately and i will answer to the best of my knowledge.


  16. Saravana
    Saravana 25 Feb, 19 at 3:37 pm

    Hi , i didnot hear anything from Gowtham but im planning to do extension on March 19 in San diego, I was looking for some company to come along with me to do this process.


  17. #i94-Update
    #i94-Update 11 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

    A huge thank you to you Anil Gupta for publishing, maintaining and replying on this article. I would like to update all that I was successfully able to visit Laredo border and get a updated i94 in March 2019.
    I did not visit the CBP office opposite Valero gas station since there was just 50-50 chances which is also just an assumption. I straight away went to the shopping mall. Note here that parking is no longer free but is still just $2.00 an hour. I payed the $1 toll, entered the Bridge 1 and as shown here turned around mid-way. Got in line and at the left are the counters for i94. Just let them know what you’re there show them the documents they ask for and reply to their questions.

    Thanks again Anil; this helped a lot!!


  18. #i94
    #i94 21 Feb, 19 at 1:39 pm

    Any idea what happened in this case?? Gowtham, Saravana any updates? Anil do you know what happened or can you find out?


  19. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 3:50 pm

    Do not worry. Its a pretty easy process and you will just feel like you are roaming around in a mall.

    Look at my face in the pictures..i was enjoying indeed ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. Saravana
    Saravana 25 Feb, 19 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks Anil, you words makes me much more comfortable. I have 1 quick question. im in EST and im planning to book tickets in such away that i reach SAN Diego airport around 8.30 AM , complete extension process and Board the return flight again @ 5 PM. Will that work ?


  21. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 4:03 pm

    It should work if you are not going there on weekend. Weekends tend to have 3+ hours of normal waiting time whereas week day could be as low as 15 minutes.
    You can check other people’s recent experiences at San Diego US border here.


  22. #i94
    #i94 11 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

    A huge thank you to you Anil Gupta for publishing, maintaining and replying on this article. I would like to update all that I was successfully able to visit Laredo border and get a updated i94 in March 2019.
    I did not visit the CBP office opposite Valero gas station since there was just 50-50 chances which is also just an assumption. I straight away went to the shopping mall. Note here that parking is no longer free but is still just $2.00 an hour. I payed the $1 toll, entered the Bridge 1 and as shown here turned around mid-way. Got in line and at the left are the counters for i94. Just let them know what you’re there show them the documents they ask for and reply to their questions.

    Thanks again Anil; this helped a lot!!


  23. Gowtham Elaprolu
    Gowtham Elaprolu 15 Mar, 19 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks Anil.. Yes I got it renewed… The officer at Port of entry office opposite to Valero gas station was not allowed me to get in.. So I went to Outlet Mall and Parked my car.. from here I just followed your instructions. The officer at POE was very friendly and she did not ask any questions and she just asked my driver’s license and made the change., I hope I am very lucky here.. On another note I spoke to Saravana as well and shared my experience. Thanks Again Anil I really appreciate your HELP. who ever planning to go in near future please have 1$ per person in 4 quarters so that you no need to have any dependence with any one. Just insert 4 coins and the gate will open you are good to go towards mexico.


  24. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 2:59 pm

    You are welcome and thanks for sharing your experience. I appreciate it.


  25. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 15 Mar, 19 at 7:58 pm

    You are welcome and thanks for sharing your experience. I appreciate it.


  26. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 15 Mar, 19 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I appreciate it.


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