An I-94 is the Arrival/Departure Record issued by a U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer to foreign visitors entering the U.S. The I-94 is also a valid Form I-9 List A document for a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work based on an employer-sponsored visa.
Prior to April 2013, foreign visitors received a paper copy of the I-94, stamped by a CBP Officer, and kept within the foreign passport. In April 2013, CBP began issuing electronic versions of the I-94. When entering the U.S., CBP provides each traveler with an admission stamp that is annotated with date of admission, class of admission and admitted until date.
Electronic I-94: Where and How to Get Them
Electronic versions of the I-94 can be obtained through the CBP website. In order to retrieve an I-94 Admission number, the traveler must enter the information on the travel document used to enter the U.S. This process should allow the traveler to obtain their I-94 Admission number and print the I-94 document.
Unfortunately, many of our clients have found that their identification information is often entered incorrectly- usually, by only one number or letter- and the electronic system will not allow them access to their I-94. This means they cannot get a copy of their I-94 to present to their employer. When this happens, the traveler must make an appointment with CBP to correct the mistakes at the nearest CBP Deferred Inspection Site.
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