Automation of Form I-94 – Arrival-Departure Record

As of May 21, 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began automating most I-94 Forms. Rather than distributing a paper Form I-94, CBP will scan a traveler’s passport, generating an electronic arrival record with data elements found on the current paper Form I-94. A traveler’s passport will be updated with an admission stamp that shows date of admission, class of admission and expiration date. The electronic I-94 is then made available on the CBP website. Individuals may wish to visit the CPB website at www.cbp.gov/i94 and print their electronic record information before applying for immigration or public benefits, such as driver’s licenses or social security numbers. This may also be used to complete and update I-9 forms.

We are aware of many instances of incorrect information appearing on the online record of admission. To correct your record you may visit a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site or a Port of Entry or Admission and speak to an Officer.

For Boston area residents, the Deferred Inspection Office of CBP is located at Terminal E, Logan International Airport. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday only from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For a list of Deferred Inspection Sites or Ports in other locations, please visit the CBP website and click on the “Ports” link at the bottom of the page. (Please note if USCIS issued your Form I-94, you should contact USCIS to correct that particular record.)

CBP intends to continue to provide a paper Form I-94 to certain classes of aliens, such as refugees, certain asylees and parolees, and whenever CBP determines the issuance of a paper Form I-94 is appropriate.