As many of you already know, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) implemented an electronic Form I-94 process in 2013, which means that (most) nonimmigrant U.S. travelers no longer fill out a paper Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record when they arrive in the U.S. Instead, the CBP gather travelers’ arrival/departure information automatically from their electronic travel records and, once in the U.S., travelers must log onto the I-94 webpage in order to access and print their admission record information.
On May 1, CBP launched a new service which offers nonimmigrant U.S. travelers access to their arrival/departure records going back five years. This online travel-history function is designed to permit travelers to avoid the need to file Freedom of Information Act requests to receive their arrival/departure history, greatly speeding this process.
Travelers may visit the I-94 webpage to retrieve their I-94 arrival/departure record number and/or five-year travel history by entering their required name, date of birth, and passport information.
Clicking on “Get Most Recent I-94” will return the current I-94 number, most recent date of entry, class of admission and admit-until date. (Please recall that this does not reflect any changes of status, extension of stay or adjustments of status granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after arrival into the U.S.).
Clicking on “Get Travel History” will return their five-year travel history based on their I-94 records, listing the date and port of entry of arrivals and departures.
Alka Bahal is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Corporate Immigration Practice of Fox Rothschild LLP. Alka is situated in Fox Rothschild’s Roseland, New Jersey office though she practices throughout the United States and at Consulates worldwide. You can reach Alka at (973) 994-7800, or email@example.com.