U.S. Customs Introduces New I-94 Process

Foreign visitors arriving in the U.S. who are required to prove their legal-visitor status to employers, schools/universities or government agencies will soon no longer be required to fill out a paper U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Arrival/Departure Record Form — known as the I-94 — upon arrival to the U.S. and will be able to access their arrival/departure record information online through CBP’s new records automation system.

CBP will phase-in the I-94 Form automation at air and sea ports of entry across the U.S. and in The Bahamas between April 30 and May 21.

This automation will streamline the entry process for travelers and facilitate improved security. Travelers will not need to do anything differently upon exiting the U.S. CBP will continue to create an I-94 record for all travelers who require one, but the paper form will be created in an electronic format and not provided to the traveler.  If a traveler requires a paper version of Form I-94, it will be available at www.cbp.gov/I94

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit CBP’s website or download the Fact Sheet.

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