OIS News - 4/30/2013

NOTICE: I-94 Automation

In an effort to increase efficiency and streamline the admission process, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will soon transition from a paper-based I-94 card (record of admission) system, to a predominately electronic and automated system. Effective April 30, 2013, international visitors regardless of visa category entering via air or sea will no longer be provided the white paper-based I-94 card. Instead, such visitors will have their passports scanned upon arrival and issued a passport entry stamp which will show the date of admission, class of admission, and status expiration date, and such visitors will be provided access to their individual arrival/departure record information online at International visitors arriving at land border ports will still be provided a paper-based I-94 card, as well as certain classes of visitors such as refugees, asylees and parolees. Implementation begins at five pilot ports of entry on April 30, including O’Hare International Airport. For more information, please visit: