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I-94 Automation

By May 21, 2013 all I-94 cards will be electronic.  The electronic arrival/departure record (I-94) can be obtained at www.cbp.gov/I94.


What is Form I-94?

Form I-94 is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Arrival/Departure Record issued to individiuals who are admitted to the U.S., in immigration statuses such as F-1, F-2, J-1, and J-2. A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer generally attaches the I-94 to the non-immigrant visitor’s passport upon U.S. entry.  The individual must exit the U.S. on or before the departure date stamped on the I-94.


How will New I-94 Automation Impact Entry to U.S.?

The I-94 automation will not impact a traveler’s ability to enter the U.S.  If a traveler requires a paper version of Form I-94, it will be available at www.cbp.gov/I94.


Will CBP Provide Any Documentation at Port of Entry?

Yes.  CBP will provide each traveler with an admission stamp that is annotated with the date of admission to the U.S., classification of admission (F-1 or J-1) and admitted until date.


What Should You Do if You Were Admitted to the U.S. Incorrectly?

If you were admitted incorrectly to the U.S., you should visit a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site or port of entry to have your admission corrected. Speak with an ISSS adviser if you believe you were admitted incorrectly.  Click here for directions to the Nashville POE.


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