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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. 

Recommendation:
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 www.cbp.gov/I94. The information should be available online within 24 hours after arrival. 

Additional information, including the rollout schedule, is available at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/i94_rollout.xml

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