Thursday, February 9th, 2017

CBP Travel Update: Form I-94 Information for Foreign Visitors

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CBP is experiencing a delay in processing foreign visitors’ travel information into the I-94 database. This does not affect the majority of foreign travelers visiting for business or leisure and will not affect any visitor’s record of departure. ...

Currently, CBP is exploring automating the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to allow for the collection of arrival/departure information electronically, which would streamline the arrival and inspection process for travelers.  CBP is coordinating with other agency stakeholders and considering rulemaking.

CBP has successfully automated other paper forms familiar to the traveling public. For example, by automating the Form I-94W—the Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Record— CBP has saved costs and reduced affected travelers’ average wait time.

CBP recognizes that using the Form I-94 has been a long-established and well-known practice for foreign visitors. As such, the