What is an I-94 and why is it important?
Beginning in April 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped issuing paper card I-94 records and begin issuing electronic I-94 records. Visitors entering the U.S. by air should now be issued electronic I-94 records and CBP officials will stamp the passport of the traveler indicating the date of admissions, visa type, and authorized period of stay.
You can access your electronic I-94 record on the official CBP I-94 website by entering your biographical information, and passport information.
Your electronic I-94 record is important because it lists your authorized period of stay and shows legal entry to the United States. You will use your I-94 record when checking in with OIE or when applying for a driver's license, social security number, OPT, etc. Therefore, it is important that you're able to properly access your electronic I-94 record.
I can't access my electronic I-94 record
If you're not able to access your I-94 record, please use our Electronic I-94 Retrieval handout for helpful hints and tips.
I still can't access my electronic I-94 record
If you're still unable to find your electronic I-94 record or there is an error, you will need to contact CBP's Deferred Inspections Office where a Customs Official may be able to help you over email.