My father visited US on visitor's visa in 2007 for 20 days and submitted his I-94 while leaving. I am now in the process of applying his visitor's visa again. His old passport which had the visa stamp was renewed however, he did not get his old passport. but the new passport has the old passport # referenced. I was checking the online website to get previous travel history/I-94 record for him, however looks like they have only past 5 yrs record available online.
I have been reading online and it looks like if there is no record found, the person is considered to have overstayed in US and when reentering, one may face complications at Port of Entry. Don't they have a list of overstayers? Does this mean USCIS or DHS does not have the record of I-94 submitted in 2007?
As my father's old passport is not with him, he won't be able to show the stamp of arrival at his country. Would he be subjected to questioning about his previous visit and prove that he did not overstay?
I do not want him to face any humiliation at the POE. I don't mind his visa getting rejected.