How do I return my I-94 departure card?


How do I return my I-94 departure card?

Travelers will not need to do anything differently upon exiting the U.S. Travelers issued a paper Form I-94 should surrender it to the commer- cial carrier or CBP upon departure. The departure will be recorded electronically with manifest infor- mation provided by the carrier or by CBP.

Do you have to return I-94?

Under U.S. law, all travelers to the United States must return the I-94 or I-94W departure record cards to the appropriate USCIS authorities before departing the United States. A traveler who fails to do so may be recorded as making an untimely departure from the United States.

How can I get my I-94 PDF?

To print a paper I-94, go to and enter your details into the online form, AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR VISA. When it retrieves your arrival information, check that it is correct and then print it. Since this is a new system, the form might not work correctly all the time.

What if I forgot to return I-94?

I forgot to turn in my I-94 when I left the U.S., what should I do? If you fail to do so and you arrive at a U.S. port of entry seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program without a visa, CBP Officers may order your immediate return to a foreign point of origin.

How does immigration know you left the country?

Yes, they almost certainly do know you’ve left. The US processes passport details for all air passengers through a system called APIS, and ties that to the electronic I-94 (arrival and departure record). You can check your US arrival and departure history online.

How do I get my old I-94?

Where to Get a Copy of Your I-94

  1. Complete an online form. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides an online submission form that it will forward to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) once completed.
  2. Complete a paper form.
  3. Write to USCIS.

Do I need to print my I-94?

If you were issued an electronic Form I-94, you’ll need to print a copy to prove your legal visitor status in the United States. You can retrieve a copy online.

Is the I-94 Form available for download?

Following is a sample I-94 form available for download. I-94 form or I-94 card is a USCIS form for the arrival departure record of non-immigrants during travel to USA.

When to return Form I-94 back to CBP?

If you are taking short trips of 30 days or less to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands during your visit to the U.S., hold onto your I-94 or I-94W. You should return it only when you leave the U.S. to return home.

What happens if you don’t surrender a Form I-94?

However, if you were issued a paper Form I-94 for any reason and you didn’t surrender it at the time of departure from the U.S., it is possible that your departure was not recorded accurately.

Do you get an I-94 when you leave the airport?

Most travelers get an electronic Form I-94 issued. Therefore, their departure is properly recorded based on the manifest provided by the carrier (airline, ship, etc.).