- The Form I-94 is the Arrival-Departure Record issued to you when you enter the United States.
- It tells you how long you can stay in the United States and under what conditions. Your I-94 will not have a specific date, but will say “D/S” which stands for “duration of studies.”
- Changes in status, extensions of stay and any work permits are recorded on the reverse side.
- NOTE: Recent policy changes state that nonimmigrants traveling to the US will no longer need to fill out a paper Form I-94. Rather, the process will be automated and the traveler will be provided with a CBP (Customs and Border Protection) stamp on their travel document. A paper Form I-94 will be required when requesting certain benefits (i.e. work permit, driver’s license). You can print out your I-94 information at www.cbp.gov/I94
- NOTE: If you receive an error or cannot locate the I-94 on the CBP website, follow the instructions on the link. Tips to Locate and Print Electronic Form I-94
IMPORTANT!! You should have your I-94 (if you have a paper version) and I-20 in your possession at all times except when USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) is processing documents for you. It is highly recommended that you carry with you at all times either the original or a copy of these documents. If you lose them, you should apply for replacement documents and immediately notify the Office of International Studies, and the Designated School Official.