November 29, 2021

Volume XI, Number 333

Advertisement
Advertisement

November 29, 2021

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis
Advertisement

Notable Updates Regarding I-94 Automation

Since April 30, 2013, CBP has been implementing I-94 automation by issuing passport stamps and an electronic record to most foreign nationals arriving in the U.S. at sea and air ports rather than paper I-94s. Foreign nationals arriving at land borders will continue to receive paper I-94s from CBP.

CBP will continue to issue paper I-94s to refugees, asylees and parolees at land, sea and air ports. An arriving foreign national may request a paper I-94 from CBP at a land, sea or air port. Those foreign nationals requesting paper I-94s, as well as refugees, asylees and parolees, will be issued paper I-94s in secondary rather than primary inspection. The paper I-94 provided by CBP will be a printout of the electronic record available at www.cbp.gov/I-94.

It’s important to note that foreign nationals should enter their name on the I-94 web site as it appears in their passport. The I-94 site instructs individuals to enter their first and last names as they appear on the “travel document used to gain admission to the US.” CBP has clarified that the name on the passport, rather than the visa, should be entered to access the electronic record.

As a general rule, foreign nationals should get in the habit of accessing and printing their I-94 information after each entry as proof of their valid immigration status. An I-94 printout is also important in terms of applications for a driver’s license or social security number. Errors found in the electronic record should be corrected as soon as possible.

©2021 Greenberg Traurig, LLP. All rights reserved. National Law Review, Volume III, Number 138
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

About this Author

Rebecca B. Schechter, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Immigration Law Attorney
Of Counsel

Rebecca Schechter focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance, representing multi-national corporations and companies, as well as individual clients. She has experience with all areas of employment-based immigration, particularly H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2 petitions, as well as outstanding researcher petitions and labor certification applications. Rebecca regularly assists GT clients with global immigration matters, including business and work visas to countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. She also works on state and federal I-9 and E-Verify...

703-903-7578
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement