The I-94 Form is used by Customs and Border Protection to track the arrival and departure of people entering and exiting the United States. The I-94 is not the same as a visa or work authorization. The document states an individual’s visa status and how long they are permitted to stay within the US. Schools, government agencies and employers may ask visitors for this document as proof that you have entered the country legally. This document can be retrieved at any time at on the CPB website and a printed version of this document is considered valid.
You may find that your visa has a different expiration date than the one on the I-94 Form. Visitors should prioritize the date on the I-94 Form. If a visitor stays in the country after the expiration date listed on the form, they will be considered out of status which could be cause for deportation. If you received an electronic I-94 when you entered the country, by air, sea or land and depart via land, and your departure is not be recorded accurately, Customs and Border Patrol encourages visitors to go to a local CBP Inspection Site to have their information corrected.
If you have any questions about your I-94, contact our office.