New I-94 Arrival and Departure Procedures

Effective April 30, 2013 The Department of Homeland Security agency of Custom and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a new automated I-94 Arrival and Departure Record System.

If you are departing or entering the U.S. via air or seaports you will no longer receive a paper I-94 card. This will include all travel entering JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty Airport beginning May 7, 2013. 

Student arriving or departing via U.S. land border ports of entry will continue to receive the paper form I-94 cards.

What does this mean for me?

There will be no change in your ability to enter or depart the U.S.

The CBP will scan a traveler’s passport, generating an electronic arrival record with data elements found on the current paper Form I-94. CBP will make the electronic I-94 available at www.cbp.gov/I94

Entry and Departure

A CBP officer will stamp the travel document of each arriving non-immigrant traveler. The admission stamp will show the date of admission, class of admission, and the date that the traveler is admitted until. Travelers will also receive on arrival a flyer alerting them to go to CBP.gov/I94 for their admission record information.

You do not need to print out your I-94 in order to depart or enter the U.S.

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Frequently Ask Questions

How do I get copy of my I-94 record?

The CBP has set up a website where you will be able to access and printout your I-94 Arrival and Departure record if you need it. Please visit www.cbp.gov/I94

You will need your passport and the following information to obtain your electronic I-94:

·         Family Name (Last Name)
·         Given Name (First Name)
·         Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
·         Passport Number
·         Country of Passport Issuance
·         Last Date of Entry into the U.S.
·         Current Visa Status (F1 or J1)

What do I do with my paper I-94?

Upon your departure you should submit your paper I-94 to the air or sea carrier or CBP officer. If you were previously issued an electronic I-94 your new travel information will be electronically uploaded from information obtained by your air/sea carrier or the CBP.

What do I do if my F-1 visa is expired?

CBP will verify the I-94 electronically to re-validate an expired visa if the traveler meets the conditions of automatic revalidation. More information on automatic revalidation can be found here: http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=1119

If entry occurred prior to automation, a paper form must be presented in order to comply with validation requirements.

Do I still need my I-94 information to apply for benefits?

Yes. TheCBP will scan a traveler’s passport, generating an electronic arrival record with data elements found on the current paper Form I-94. CBP will make the electronic I-94 available at www.cbp.gov/I94.  Travelers may visit this website to print their electronic I-94 number before applying for immigration or public benefits, such as a driver’s license or a Social Security number. Several benefit granting agencies are currently updating their forms and policies to integrate the new electronic I-94 regulations.

·         Practical Training
·         State ID or driver’s license
·         Social Security Number

If I lose my paper I-94 can I still apply to get a new one?

Yes. You may apply for a new I-94 by using the I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document.

 

For more information on applying for Replacement I-94 please visit:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=e5d95d4c6608e010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD