U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) use an automated I-94 (record of admission) process. An electronic copy of your I-94 will be available online at www.cbp.gov/I94 after your arrival to the U.S.
This electronic copy will be printable and still necessary when proving immigration status or applying for benefits such as a driver’s license or Social Security Number.
Please check your I-94 record after each trip into the U.S. to confirm that your "Admit Until Date" is as expected.
- For those in F and J status, the "Admit Until Date" should list “D/S” or “Duration of Status”
- For those in H, E, O, and TN status, the "Admit Until Date" should match either the status document (i.e., approval notice) end date or 10 days beyond that date if you were given a 10 day grace period.
- Please also confirm that your Class of Admission is correct for your status (i.e., J-1, H-1B, F-1, etc.).
A new I-94 record is created each time you enter the U.S. After each arrival back in the U.S., log on and take a screen grab of your I-94 entry record to ensure that you are maintaining a record of this travel. Keep a running log of your I-94 entry records - you may have several after your time at Northwestern.No action is necessary when departing the U.S. for I-94 purposes.
Tips for Accessing Your I-94 Card Online
- Try entering your name exactly as it appears on your passport between the << >>.
- Try entering your name exactly as it appears on your visa stamp.
- Try entering the date the day before you actually entered the U.S.
- Try entering the date the day after you actually entered the U.S.
If you continue to have trouble, please contact the Deferred Inspection Site for Customs and Border Protection:
- Address: 536 S. Clark Street, Suite 131, Chicago, IL 60605
- Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday
- Phone: 312-886-3356
- I-94 Correction Instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org