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Immigration Update - Note About Paper 1-94 Cards

Starting April 30, 2013 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to gradually roll out a new entry-exit procedure.  By the end of May, they anticipate all air and sea ports of entry will stop issuing paper I-94 cards. 

No more paper I-94s.  Specifically, CBP plans to automate the Form I-94 issued at air and sea ports of entry.  CBP will no longer issue arriving travelers a paper I-94 form.  Instead, after scanning the traveler’s passport, CBP will create an electronic I-94 and merely stamp the passport with an admission stamp containing the date of admission, class of admission, and expiration date. 

Although CBP will no longer issue a paper I-94, many employers and government agencies, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Social Security Administration, require a paper version of Form I-94 to verify lawful status and employment authorization.  Thus, International Faculty and Staff Services recommends that all nonimmigrant travelers to the U.S. ALWAYS retrieve and print out a paper version of their arrival information from The information should be available online within 24 hours after arrival. 

Additional information, including the rollout schedule, is available at

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Jo Fenrich, Human Resources, 920-424-2279 or email
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