Soft landing by Land from Seattle to Vancouver with AVR

Hi Group, we intend to do a soft landing sometime in the next few months. We got an “Are you able to travel soon” email from IRCC and they intend to extend our medicals until July 2021 if we confirm that we can travel by then.
I am currently in H1B visa in the US and my visa stamping expired in November 2020. I do have a approved visa extension (I-797) valid until Nov 2023. In this situation, will I be allowed “Automatic Visa Revalidation” on my way back to the US?

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You can be. You should have a valid admission stamp on you I-94.Here are other conditions for automatic visa revalidation.

Thanks @spai Can you explain what does “You must have a valid admission stamp on your Form I-94.” really mean. When i last entered the US, there was an admission stamp on my passport and an electronic I-94. The admission stamp had a date which was the date until which my H1B was valid. It’s now past that date

Yes, you will be allowed to enter US thru AVR. You need to show your passport and the most recent I-797 at the US border. Make sure your purpose of travel to US is “work” only.

Thanks, we plan to drive and do soft landing in Vancouver. Is AVR allowed by land?

I think it means your I-94 must have a new updated expiry date. If your H1B was extended, you should have a new expiry on ur I-94.You should be able to check it online or on the receipt of your new extension

Incase you land, plz update your experience in the forum :slight_smile: