I-94 and Correcting I-94 Errors

I-94 is the Arrival and Departure Record issued by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer to foreign visitor entering the U.S. It is in either paper for electronic format. If you entered the United States via air or sea after April 2013, you would be able to access your electronic I-94 record on the I-94 website.

After you arrive to the U.S. and show the necessary eligibility documents to a CBP officer, your passport will be stamped with the date, visa category, and expiration date of the nonimmigrant status you have been granted for entry. Be sure that your stamp is marked for F-1/J-1, and D/S (Duration of Status) upon entry.

The electronic I-94 is made available online after your entry: I-94 website. You can access your entry record by providing your passport information and travel information. Please note that you will receive a new I-94 every time you enter the U.S, so be sure to print out the new I-94 after every entry to the U.S. You should keep the I-94 record paper copy with your other immigration documents.

If you are experiencing any difficulties locating your I-94 online, or you were admitted incorrectly to the United States, (e.g. your I-94 shows that the category you are admitted is anything other than F-1/J-1), you may contact a CBP Deferred Inspection Site to resolve the issue. Below are the two closest Deferred Inspection Site. Please first call the Deferred Inspection Office to confirm if they can assist you over the phone. If necessary, you can make an appointment with the Newark office for a physical visit to resolve the issue.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Newark International Airport

Terminal B - International Arrivals
Phone: (973) 565-8000 extension 8016, 8010 or 8011
Email: NWKi94corrections@cbp.dhs.gov
Walk-in: Terminal B, Monday-Friday 8:00am-11:00am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
John F. Kennedy International Airport

Terminal 5 Arrival Area
Phone: (718) 553-3683; (718) 553-3684
Email: I94JFK@cbp.dhs.gov
Walk-in: Terminal 5, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm