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I am a Canadian citizen. A few years ago, I had a four-month internship in the US. I entered on a J1 visa. After completing it and returning to Canada, I subsequently did two more four-month internships, both on J1 visas as well. However, when I returned from the second internship, I completely forgot to turn in my I-94 card. When heading to the US for my third internship, the CBP agent obviously noticed this, gave me a big lecture on how I screwed up, almost turned me back home, etc.; nonetheless, he still admitted me and I completed my third internship, making sure to hand in the I-94 card this time.
Some time later, I went to the US for a short vacation. For some reason, I was pulled aside again for I-94 issues, even though I turned in my latest I-94 card. This almost caused me to miss a connecting flight.
I then found that there's an online database where you can check your arrival and departure records. To my surprise, it indicates that there are still two missing departure records, despite the fact that I am in possession of zero I-94 forms (I turned it in after internships #1 and #3, and the CBP agent took the one from internship #2):
Departure 2013 June 14 MIL - MILWAUKEE, WI Vacation --> Arrival 2013 June 08 CHI - DISTRICT OFFICE 9, CHICAGO, IL Departure 2012 December 23 SFR - SAN FRANCISCO, CA Internship #3 --> Arrival 2012 August 25 TOR - TORONTO, ONT. CANADA Internship #2 --> Arrival 2011 December 31 TOR - TORONTO, ONT. CANADA Internship #1 --> Arrival 2011 April 28 TOR - TORONTO, ONT. CANADA
I fear that these missing departure records will haunt me every time I try to travel to the US. How can I correct the missing records, even if I don't have the I-94 forms anymore? I still have all of my original boarding passes for the missing departures (all trips were done via air).