What is the I-94? - The Form I-94 is the arrival/departure record that foreign nationals receive when they enter the United States. It is issued by Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") at ports of entry into the U.S. The Form I-94 contains the foreign national's admission number, class of admission, admitted-until date and date of entry into the U.S.
What is changing? - Beginning April 30th, 2013 foreign national travelers entering the United States at air and sea ports of entry receive an admission stamp in their passports showing date of admission, class of admission and admitted-until date. CBP will create an electronic I-94 record of their entry, which travelers can access and print by going to www.cbp.gov/i94. Travelers entering the U.S. by land will still receive a paper Form I-94 from CBP.
How can I prove my legal status in the U.S.? – Your passport and admission stamp will prove your legal status in the United States. You should also print out your electronic I-94 record every time you enter the U.S. and keep it for your records. The most
recent print-out can be kept in your passport. If you entered the U.S. by land, your paper Form I-94 should be attached to your passport.
What do I do with the paper I-94 in my passport? – When you leave the United States, you should surrender the paper I-94 to the airline. When you reenter the U.S. you will receive either a new paper I-94 or an admission stamp and electronic Form I-94 record, which you can access and print by going to www.cbp.gov/i94.
What should I be doing? – Review the following information to access and manage your electronic Form I-94:
Last Updated: 8/5/13