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I-94 Data Entry Delays

September 20, 2012

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced on September 17, 2012 that it is experiencing a delay in processing foreign visitors’ travel information into the I-94 database. It further stated that such delay is not affecting the majority of foreign travelers visiting for business or leisure and that it will not affect any visitor’s record of departure.

However, foreign visitors to the U.S. who need to prove their legal-visitor status – to employers, schools/universities or government agencies – during their first two months in the U.S. may need information in addition to I-94 Arrival/Departure Record that they received from CBP. Such evidence may include:

To prove legal-visitor status within   the first 30-60 days of a U.S. stay to obtain services from: Bring the following evidence of   legal status
  •   Unexpired   foreign passport, showing country of citizenship; and


  •   CBP   Arrival/Departure Record, Form I-94 (if issued).
Motor   vehicle registration of drivers’ licensing agencies
The   Social Security Administration
U.S.   Citizenship and Immigration Services
Universities   and Schools


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