Beginning April 30, 2013, CBP began implementation of the automated I-94 process, which eliminates the need for a paper I-94 card to be placed in the passport of everyone arriving to the United States via an air or sea port.  Historically, the white I-94 card has served as the official record of a person’s lawful admission to the country, including the class of admission and the authorized period of stay.

With the new automated system, individuals will receive a stamp in their passport, which will indicate the class of admission and the authorized period of stay.  For those individuals who would like to receive a paper record of their admission, a record of admission can be obtained from the CBP.gov website.  Although a paper copy will no longer be required, it still may prove useful for those individuals who may want to extend, change or adjust status within the country.

To learn more about the I-94 automation process, please click here