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I-94 Card Changes and travel reminders

Posted By: OISS    Published: Thursday, 25 Apr 2013

Beginning April 30th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will no longer provide paper I-94 cards at the Port of Entry (except in limited circumstances). Instead, travelers will receive a CBP admission stamp in their passports. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The new admission stamp will have the date of admission to the U.S., the class of admission (such as F-1 or J-1), and for how long the student/scholar has been admitted.
  • The I-94 automation will not impact a student/scholar's ability to enter the U.S.
  • Once you get to your final destination, you will need to print out your I-94 information from www.cbp.gov/I94
  • You will also use this site to find your I-94 admission number or print an electronic I-94 card in order to apply for immigration/public benefits such as a Driver’s License or Social Security Number.
  • Students/scholars will not need to do anything differently upon exiting the U.S. If you have a paper I-94 card, you will still surrender it to the commercial carrier or CBP. If you do not have a paper I-94 card, CBP will record your departure using manifest information obtained from the commercial carrier. 
  • OISS recommends that you print out the I-94 and that you verify all information is correct. If the I-94 information is incorrect, or date specific (not D/S), then please contact OISS. OISS can direct you to the appropriate procedure for correction.

Overall, this change is expected to expedite passenger processing. For more information, please go to www.cbp.gov/I94

For more travel related information, please refer to the Travel section of our website: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/students/travel/

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