This website provides limited access to arrival and departure date records of nonimmigrant aliens entering and departing the United States which are maintained in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Nonimmigrant Information System (NIIS).
You are about to access a Department of Homeland Security website. This website and all of the data which may be accessed through this website is property of the U.S. Government, and is provided for official U.S. Government purposes and use only. There is no expectation of privacy when you use this website. By accessing and using this website, you understand and consent to the terms and conditions set forth in this notice.
If you are a Federal, State, local, tribal, or foreign law enforcement officer or government official in need of information about an individual for official purposes, please contact CBP through your established channels or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By accessing this website, you understand and acknowledge that:
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?
CBP 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.
What do I need to do if my departure information is incorrect or inaccurate?
The information provided on the website is information found in CBP systems. If you are departing by air or sea, your departure is recorded electronically. There may be times when this information does not appear accurate. Upon departure, this information is verified and then confirmed in CBP systems.
Also, some land border departures may not be recorded in CBP systems. Land border departures on the Southern Border are not always documented. A departure will be recorded if you depart via land and re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped in your passport. If you are not a resident of Canada or Mexico and you receive an electronic I-94 and depart via land, but do not re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped on your passport, you may want to travel with evidence of your departure into Canada or Mexico. Evidence of departure can include, but is not limited to, foreign entry stamps in a passport, transportation tickets, pay stubs and/or other receipts.
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 USCIS 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-2014-XXXXXX).
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.
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 website?
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 their 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, http://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 at http://www.uscis.gov/forms.
How do I report my departure if I enter via air and depart via land?
If you have a paper form I-94 and depart by land, you can turn the form into Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) upon entry into Canada or to CBP at the port of entry prior to entering Mexico. If you received an electronic I-94 upon arrival by air or sea and depart via land, your departure may not be recorded accurately. A departure will be recorded if you depart via land and re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped in your passport. If you are not a resident of Canada or Mexico and you receive an electronic I-94 and depart via land, but do not re-enter the United States prior to the expiration date stamped on your passport, you may want to travel with evidence of your departure into Canada or Mexico. Evidence of departure can include, but is not limited to, entry stamps in a passport, transportation tickets, pay stubs and/or other receipts. A traveler can request an entry stamp from CBSA when entering Canada or from the InstitutoNacional de Migracion (INM) when entering Mexico.
How does a traveler revalidate a visa without their I-94?
The I-94 admission record is created electronically and maintained in CBP systems. CBP will verify the I-94 electronically to re-validate an expired visa if the traveler meets the conditions of automatic revalidation. In order to demonstrate eligibility for automatic revalidation, a traveler may be required to present a copy of the website printout to the air or sea carrier prior to boarding. If entry occurred prior to automation, a paper form must be presented in order to comply with validation requirements. For more information about automatic revalidation go to http://www.cbp.gov/document/bulletins/automatic-revalidation-visas.
How does CBP document SEVIS records?
CBP documents the SEVIS number in our internal system during the inspection process. CBP may provide the SEVIS number on the CBP admission stamp in a foreign passport if time permits.
How does CBP's automation of Form I-94 affect the Form I-9 process?
It does not affect the Form I-9 process. However, the public should be prepared to see I-94 Forms that will look differently than what they are used to seeing. Now, they will see both I-94 Forms that have original stamps and writing on a card as well as I-94 Forms that are printouts with no original writing or stamps on them. Both versions are acceptable for Form I-9 purposes. For more information on the I-9 form and process, visit http://www.uscis.gov.
Where do I go to get additional information?
If you have additional questions about I-94 Automation, arrival numbers or travel to the United States, please visit https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/list/kw/I-94%20Automation.