Mar 31, 2013 News Comments Off on ImmigrationINFO Immigration News For Our Community
Effective April 26 – No Form I-94 Issued Upon Entry into U.S.
Attorney Gail Seeram
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in the process of automating traveler arrival records (Form I-94) to streamline passenger processing. Form I-94 provides international visitors evidence they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S, which is necessary to verify alien registration, immigration status, and employment authorization.
The automation means that affected visitors will no longer need to fill out a paper form when arriving to the U.S. by air or sea, improving procedures and reducing costs. The change will become effective on April 26 and will be implemented at air and sea ports of entry in a phased approach beginning April 30.
The current processing time for entering foreign visitors’ travel information into the I-94 database is 30 days or more. This new automation process will provide immediate upload and access to arrival and departure information for all travelers to the U.S. So, in the near future, when you enter the U.S. you will no longer be given a white paper (Form I-94) to fill out with your name and it will no longer be stamped with your entry date and required departure date from the U.S. Instead, your passport will be stamped with your entry date and required departure date.
If you wish to print a paper copy of your entry and departure for your records or for filing adjustment of status, then the information will be immediately available on-line at www.cbp.gov/I94. In order to access the information, the following security questions will have to be answered: name, passport number, date of admission, departure date, and class of admission.
Initially, the I-94 automation process will be rolled out to the following airports: Miami, Chicago, and Orlando – with all U.S. airports to follow. The arrival and departure information for all passengers will be available immediately upon arrival into the U.S. but upon depart from the U.S. it will not be accessible.
Our office recommends all travelers to review and print the information that will be placed on-line at www.cbp.gov/I94 for accuracy upon their arrival into the U.S. As with any process that is electronic, there may be errors and you want to ensure that your arrival and departure records are correct so you have no problems or issues with your next entry into the U.S. and with future adjustment of status. This new process only applies to passengers entering the U.S. with a non-immigrant visa – it does not apply to U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).
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