We completed our landing procedures yesterday at peace arch in WA. Overall a very smooth experience. I’ll type up a separate post for my experience with soft landing at peace arch soon!
I am on H1 and wife on H4; both with expired visas and valid i797s.
We used AVR to return back. And it was very quick! The officer just scanned our passports and looked at our i797s. That’s really it. They didn’t give us any new i94s, but when asked about it — they pointed to our i94s in our I797 and said those are the new ones.
Note that the online i94 hasn’t updated but the travel history has.
Has anyone seen this situation before? Is this expected at a border crossing while using AVR?