What information can I obtain from the website?
The I-94 website provides you with the most recent I-94
admission record and limited travel history. The most recent
I-94 admission record can be printed and used as evidence of
a lawful admission. The website will provide arrival and
departure date information for a passport number for the past
five years. Travel history will only be provided for the passport
number entered for the search.
Where does the travel history come from?
US Customs and Border Patrol maintains arrival records in
the Nonimmigrant Information System (NIIS).
What records can I access?
NIIS maintains arrival and departure records. The I-94 website will provide the arrival/departure date and port of
entry/exit for the passport entered into the query. The website
will provide records for the past five years.
Can I obtain travel records for previous or expired passports?
Yes. The website will provide travel history going back five
years. If you would like to obtain information on an older or
expired passport, you must conduct a query on that passport.
Why do I need my travel history?
All information obtained from the website must be used for
official purposes. You may need your travel history if you are
trying to obtain benefits, whether with CIS or another agency.
What is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
A FOIA request is a written or electronic request received by
CBP from any individual or entity requesting records including databases held or believed to be held by an agency. You
can find additional information about FOIA and FOIA
requests at http://www.cbp.gov/site-policy-notices/foia.
I have already filed a request under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) for my travel history. What do I
need to do?
If you have filed a request under FOIA with CBP and the information provided by the I-94 website satisfies that request, you
can request a FOIA cancellation by submitting your FOIA
number on the Get Travel History portion of the I-94 website.
What is a FOIA number?
CBP provides a case number to each FOIA request submitted.
The case numbers begin with CBP and are followed by the
year submitted and 6 alphanumeric characters (e.g. CBP-
What information must I provide?
The following information is required to retrieve your I-94
information. Enter the information as it appears on the travel
document you used to enter the United States.
Where the name format is ambiguous on a passport, the Machine
Readable Zone at the base of the details page should be referenced. These will always follow the ISO standard convention.
Last/Surname- Enter your family name as it appears in the
Last Name or Surname field on the travel document you used
to enter the United States. If there is any concern about the
name to use - please refer to the Machine Readable Zone on
the passport. That is in most cases the name that will be used.
First (Given) Name- Enter your first (given) name as it
appears in the First or Given Name field on the travel docu-
ment you used to enter the United States. Do not include mid-
dle names, nicknames, or titles.
Birth Date- Enter the date of your birth.
Passport Number- Enter your passport number as it appears
on your passport biographic page. The passport number may
contain numbers and/or letters. Please closely distinguish
between the two. Some commonly confused characters are the
number zero (0) and letter 'O' and the number one (1), and the
letters 'I'. When seeking travel history, you must enter the
passport number you wish to obtain the history from. The
website will only provide the history of the passport number
Country of Issuance- The passport country of issuance is your
country of citizenship as it appears on your passport. The
country of citizenship on your passport is the passport issuing
authority, regardless of the country the passport was physically obtained in.
Will CBP provide a traveler with any documentation or evidence showing status and time allowed in the U.S.?
Yes. CBP will provide each traveler with an admission stamp
that is annotated with date of admission, class of admission
and admitted until date. The CBP admission stamp is listed as
an alien registration document found in 8 CFR. 264.1.
How long will my admission record be available on the I-94
A traveler will have access to their most recent admission
record on the I-94 website. The availability of the record does
not convey legal authority to remain in the United States outside of the terms and conditions of admission. All travelers
must comply with the terms of the classification granted and
admitted until date.
Will the I-94 automation process help eliminate errors? If
information on the I-94 is in error, how does the traveler correct mistakes?
The electronic version of the I-94 will help eliminate errors
because the information will be obtained by official documents and officer input. If there is an error or mistake on the
paper or electronic form I-94, the traveler can contact the
Deferred Inspection office closest to the location.
What should a traveler do if he or she was admitted incorrectly to the United States?
If a traveler was admitted incorrectly to the United States, the
traveler should visit a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site or
Port of Entry (POE) to have his or her admission corrected. A
list of Deferred Inspection Sites and POEs can be found on
CBP's website, www.cbp.gov, under the "Ports" link at the bottom of the page. If a traveler was issued an incorrect I-94 by
USCIS, the traveler should refer to the Form I-102, which can
be found atwww.uscis.gov/forms.
To be continued
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