Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issues you an electronic I-94 every time you enter the US. Your passport is stamped—the official record of your arrival—and your entry/departure record is recorded in the CBP database electronically at the port of entry.
Have this information ready:
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Country of issuance
- Date of entry
- Class of admission (for example, F-1 or J-1)
You Need to Know:
- When you use an I-94 for documentation, you also have to show the entry stamp in your passport.
- When you leave the US your I-94 information is no longer available on the website.
- When leaving by air or sea, you do not have to turn in an I-94 card if you entered on the electronic system.
- If you have a paper I-94 card now, you turn it in when you leave.
- If you get a new passport, and your entry stamp is in the old passport, the entry stamp is still valid.
- Systems, processes, and requirements change over the years. We suggest you be extra careful and copy all your documents: passport, visas, stamps in the passport, I-94 cards. Keep them forever, in electronic and paper form.