What is an I-94 record?
The I-94 is an official US government record of when you enter. Your I-94 record confirms the immigration status under which you entered the US and the duration of time you can legally stay in the US.
If you entered the US. with an F or J visa, your Admit Until Date should say “D/S.” This means that you can legally stay in the US for the duration of your status, or the duration of your student program.
If you have a date on your I-94 record, contact us as soon as possible.
The electronic I-94 record will continue to be available to you while you remain in the US. Once you depart the US, your electronic I-94 record will no longer be available for you to view.
Each time you reenter the US, a new I-94 record will be created. You should review it and print it each time.
How to get your I-94 record
Use the steps at the right to get your I-94 record. Make sure all the information in your record is accurate.
Print out your I-94 record and keep it with your other immigration documents.
The electronic I-94 record will continue to be available to you while you remain in the U.S. Once you depart the US, your electronic I-94 record will no longer be available for you to view.
Each time you reenter the U.S., a new I-94 record will be created. You should review it and print each time.
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Steps to Get your I-94
Step 1: After you enter the United States, go to the I-94 site here.
Step 2: Click ‘Get Most Recent I-94’
Step 3: Click ‘Consent & Continue’
Step 4: Fill in all boxes with information from your passport, then click ‘Next’
- Note: ‘Country of Issuance’ is the country that gave you your passport.
Step 5: Your I-94 should pop up, similar to the document above. Make sure you go to the next drop-down menu “What to Check” to make sure all information is correct.
What to Check
Check that the following information is accurate:
- Recent Date of Entry: This should be the date you most recently entered the US on your F-1 or J-1 Status
- Class of Admission is your visa type. In your I-94 you should see Class of Admission = F1 or J1 depending on what your visa type is.
- Admit Until Date: This should be D/S. D/S stands for Duration of Status. If you have a date instead of D/S please contact ISS immediately.
Troubleshooting if you cannot get your I-94
- Enter the name as stated in the passport, visa, or the submitted Form DS-160. CBP does not always type the name from the passport correctly The instructions on CBP’s website state that the name is taken from the visa, if any. Check the passport, visa, and a copy of the submitted Form DS-160 (if available) for name variations. Try entering the name as stated on each document.
- Enter the first and middle name in the First Name field. In the first name field, type the first and the middle name (if any) with a space in between. Do this even if the middle name is not stated on the passport or visa.
- Switch the order of the names. Switch the last and first name when entering the information on the website. Some countries state the name in the passport as first name, last name, rather than the more standard order of last name, first name. This may cause the name to be recorded incorrectly in the CBP system.
- Enter multiple first names or multiple last names without spaces. If a person has two first names or two last names, type the first names without a space between them or the last names without a space between them. Example: type the first names “Mary Ann” as “Maryann”
- Check for multiple passport numbers. Check the Form DS-160 (if available) for the passport number stated. If the passport number on the Form DS-160 is different than the passport number on which the person was admitted, type the passport number as stated on the submitted Form DS-160. Also, check the passport number stated on the visa. If the passport number is different than the current passport, enter the passport number stated on the visa.
- Do not enter the year if included in the passport number. Some passport numbers may begin with the year in which the passport was issued, causing the number to be too long for the relevant field in CBP’s automation system. If relevant, try entering the passport number without the year. For example, a Mexican passport that was issued in 2008 may have a passport number that starts with “08” followed by 9 digits.
If you still can’t find your I-94 please follow the directions here to contact Customs and Border Protection