I-94 website enhanced, non-immigrant visitors’ travel history added
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased the functionality of the I-94 website by adding non-immigrant visitors’ five-year travel history. The electronic availability of the travel history may eliminate the need for a non-immigrant visitor to file a Freedom of Information Act request for the information. Non-immigrant visitors have been able to access their most recent I-94 arrival/departure record number on the website since April 2013.
“CBP has seen a steady growth in trade and travel in recent years – including a nearly 9 percent increase in non-immigrant arrivals since 2011,” said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. “We continue to work to manage these growing volumes by automating processes, going paperless, and employing mobile technology to maximize our resources and ease processing times for the traveling public.”
CBP expanded the functionality of the I-94 website after positive public response to the automation of the I-94. The automated I-94 system has been used at air and sea ports of entry since April 2013.
Form I-94 provides non-immigrant visitors evidence they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. which is necessary to verify alien registration, immigration status, and employment authorization. A non-immigrant traveler may need their travel history if they are trying to obtain benefits from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or another agency. Travelers can access their most recent I-94 and travel history at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov.
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