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Form I-94: Arrival/Departure Record

The I-94 Arrival/Departure Record is issued to individuals who are granted status or admission to the U.S. in a nonimmigrant category. For most travelers, Form I-94 is issued as an electronic record which can be looked up online by your passport information. For travelers arriving through a land (car, bus, etc.), you may receive a printed I-94 card as well.


Access your I-94 & Travel History Online

The electronic I-94 record is made available immediately online. Check your information for accuracy promptly upon admission to the United States!

You will need to provide your name, birth date, and passport number and country. These documents are scanned when you enter the country and your name in the I-94 system will match your US visa, or your passport if you do not have a visa. Once the system locates your record, your Admission (I-94) Record Number and validity date will be displayed. The ISO recommends that you print this record and carry it with your other immigration documents while you are in the United States. 

ISO access to I-94 Record: While you remain under UR immigration sponsorship, staff in the ISO may periodically need to look up your arrival or departure information through the electronic Form I-94 system. We will look to make sure that your immigration status was properly recorded and help you to correct any potential errors. If you have concerns about this practice, please let us know.

F-1 & J-1 Travelers: For most categories, the expiration date is based on the scheduled activity or a maximum duration for initial entry in that status. However, for F or J entry, the Admission Stamp and I-94 record should show “D/S” for Duration of Status.  This means that your status remains valid as long as you are maintaining a valid I-20 or DS-2019.


US Port of Entry Stamp in your Passport

After showing the necessary eligibility documents, your passport may also be stamped to mark the date and location of your admission. Often, the officer will provide a notation on that stamp with the category and expiration date of the nonimmigrant status you have been granted (see samples below). If provided, check this notation immediately for accuracy! It is much easier to make the necessary corrections at your Port of Entry upon arrival. If the officer writes a different category or forgets to stamp it at all, politely ask for them to review it and the officer will most likely correct the oversight immediately. Do not leave the Port of Entry with incorrect information recorded in your passport!

Sample US Port of Entry Stamps
Sample: I-94 Stamp for F-1 entrySample: I-94 Stamp for H-1B entry