• 06May
    CBP News, H-1B Visa News, L-1 Visa News Comments Off on Last 5 Years of Arrival/Departure History Is Now Available on CBP’s I-94 Website

    While it’s not “news” that the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record system is now automated, on May 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) launched a new function to the existing Form I-94 website that permits all temporary (nonimmigrant) workers/visitors access not only to (i) one’s most recent Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, but also to (ii) one’s Form I-94 arrival/departure history for the past five (5) years from the request date.

    To do so, travelers should visit the same I-94 webpage (www.cbp.gov/I94) and enter the required name, date of birth, and passport information.

    By clicking on the “Get Most Recent I-94” button, as it has done in the past, the site will provide a printable copy of the most recent I-94 record, including the I-94 number, most recent date of entry, class of admission and the expiration or “admit-until” date.  (Keep in mind that this information will not reflect a change of status, extension of stay, or an adjustment of status granted by the USCIS).

    The new addition to the site includes the “Get Travel History” button.  By clicking on that button, the site should provide a printable five-year travel history based on one’s I-94 arrival/departure records.

    This electronic travel-history function means that travelers may no longer need to file Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests with CBP in order to obtain their arrival/departure history, greatly speeding up their process.  As such, CBP has added a function to allow travelers to cancel pending FOIA requests for travel history information – after they have received the information from the new website – by adding their FOIA Request Number and clicking on the “Request FOIA Cancellation” button.

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