On May 1, 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new webpage that offers non-immigrant U.S. visitors access to their I-94 arrival/departure record and their arrival/departure history.
The new CBP webpage allows non-immigrant travelers to access arrival/departure records going back five years from the request date. This electronic travel-history function means that travelers may no longer need to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to receive their arrival/departure history, greatly speeding their process. Travelers will have electronic access to the date and port of entry of their arrivals and departures.
When travelers visit the I-94 webpage, they can retrieve their I-94 arrival/departure record number and five-year travel history by entering the required name, date of birth, and passport information.
Clicking on “Get Most Recent I-94” will return the I-94 number, most recent date of entry, class of admission and admit-until date. The information does not reflect changes of status, extension of stay or adjustments of status granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Travelers then have the option to print the record.
Clicking on “Get Travel History” will return their five-year travel history based on their I-94 records, which they also can print.
Travelers can also cancel pending Freedom of Information Act requests for travel history information—after they have received the information from the new website—by adding their FOIA Request Number and clicking on “Request FOIA Cancellation” button.
CBP began the online version of Form I-94 in April 2013. The positive public response to that streamlining prompted the agency to offer travel histories online as well.
If a traveler has lost a paper form I-94 that was issued prior to the online system and the record is not available online, the traveler can file a Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Non-Immigrant Arrival-Departure Document, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Attorneys at I.S. Law Firm have helped many international visitors to successfully obtain non-immigrant visas such as B-1 business visa, B-2 tourist visa, and F-1 student visa. We are thoroughly familiar with non-immigrant visa procedures all around the world, including from the most difficult countries and consulates. We guide our clients every step of the way, including:
- Preparing non-immigrant visa application;
- Preparing evidence of home country residence, required to demonstrate eligibility for non-immigrant visa;
- Preparing invitations, letters of intent, travel itinerary, and evidence of events to be attended during the stay in the United States;
- Preparing affidavits regarding maintaining home residence and travel plans;
- Preparing affidavits of support, income verification, and evidence of availability of financial support;
- Preparing for the interview;
- Continuously consulting throughout the process, including telephone and Skype conferences with the applicant.