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Old Jul 7th 2018, 7:41 pm
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Dear experts - I have my naturalization interview coming up next month. I obtained Global Entry 2 years ago and since my passport has not been stamped upon entry into the US. The USCIS website states that I should bring
All valid and expired passports and travel documents issued to you that document your absences from the United States since becoming a permanent resident..
I wonder if this has been an issue for prior applicants with global entry and if they took any particular action. I did find that CBP has a list of entries and departures but mine is incomplete. Further by its very terms the website says the travel history tool is not an official record for legal purposes.
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 7:47 pm
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It says to bring what you have. You can't bring what you don't have, so should not be an issue.

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Old Jul 9th 2018, 11:37 am
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Thank you Noorah. I don't know if others have experience with this matter? Should I go back and print every flight receipt?
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I have only left the US for 5 days (cruise to the Bahamas) and I won't be able to provide any documentation. Honestly I didn't remember to retain it.
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Originally Posted by jxv73 View Post
Should I go back and print every flight receipt?
No, that won't be necessary.

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You can guesstimate. Some foreign travel doesn't involve I-94's. For example when we would go to Canada to visit the in-laws we drove. Of course, there was no I-94 issued to a PR returning to the US after a trip 'abroad' in this instance. We estimated the number of days he was away. As long as it is not close to the 6 month make in one year, they are fine with the lack of evidence.
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For my interview this week, I'm carrying a printout of my CBP I94 record. They have all your exit and entry data even if you have no passport stamps.

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/
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For my interview this week, I'm carrying a printout of my CBP I94 record. They have all your exit and entry data even if you have no passport stamps.

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/
Thanks, I got mine but there are missing items. For example, my most two recent items are both arrivals!
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Mine is my original arrival on my I-130 - my entry after the cruise is not recorded.
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Thanks, I got mine but there are missing items. For example, my most two recent items are both arrivals!
That's really strange. I've no idea how that works. All my international flights have been through SFO or SJC, and they all registered on my record quickly. Maybe it works out differently with land crossings or sea travel, and the departure record is updated with a greater delay.
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Old Aug 13th 2018, 9:23 pm
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OK, I completed my interview. The officer looked at the excel spreadsheet I brought with my updated travel, and took at face value. Did not request any other documents.
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They can also look up when you left the country. When I did my interview I had messed a couple of the dates of trips up and the officer asked, "Did you mean to put xxx date?".
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You do not need proof other than your list of trips. The officers already know exactly when and where you traveled!
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You won't need it, but for reference that printed slip that you get when you use a GE machine (not the one with your fuzzy black and white photograph) actually serves as your passport stamp, for future reference you should keep ahold of those (well, less relevant when you're a USC I suppose)
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