Travelers will no longer be given a paper I-94 card at U.S. airports and sea ports. Under a new program, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has automated the Form I-94 in order to streamline processes and increase efficiency. The I-94 will still be used to document lawful admission and provide for the length of stay; however this form will no longer be filled out on paper upon arrival. Records of admission will now be generated using traveler information already transmitted through electronic means. Travelers will then print out a paper version of the Form I-94 at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html upon reaching their destination.
It is important to visit this website and print out the I-94 as soon as possible to make sure that the record is accurate. Delays in verifying the I-94 record can cause problems later when applying for immigration benefits, driver’s license, or a Social Security Number. If an error is found, the traveler should immediately contact a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site in order to have the record corrected. You can also contact them at 877-227-5511. Please note that it is taking about 4-5 days to reflect the I-94 in the system.
The nearest Deferred Inspection location can be found at http://www.cbp.gov/contact/deferred-inspection/overview-deferred-inspection
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