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What is an I-94 record?
Your travel in and out of the U.S. is recorded electronically by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. This important record lists your entry date, port of entry, and visa status in which you were admitted to the U.S. The I-94 record may be required as proof of status for F-1 or J-1 benefits applications, employment verification, and other official purposes.
When you travel, your admission information will be recorded in your electronic I-94 record.
How to access your electronic I-94 record
- Step 1: Wait 3 business days after entry to the U.S.
- Step 2: Go to the Customs and Border Protection I-94 website and Use the “Get Most Recent I-94” menu tab on the
What the I-94 looks like
It’s important your I-94 show your correct Class of Admission (F1 or J1) and Admit Until Date (D/S)
There is a problem with my I-94. What do I do?
Let ISS know what the problem is by submitting a report using the following form.
What happens to my I-94 record when I leave the country?
Departure by air: Your departure information will be collected by the U.S. government from airline manifests – nothing will be collected from you directly.
Departure via border crossing: Customs and Border Protection recommends that you have with you other proof of your exit if you have an electronic I-94 record.
How to get more information on I-94 records
Feel free to contact ISS with questions about your I-94 record. More information regarding the electronic I-94 system is available on the CBP website.