Form I94— Arrival and Departure Record Card is issued by the Citizenship and Immigration Services. Those who arrive at the U.S. in 2021 may need Form I94 to prove their arrival and departure from the country.
Mostly, Form I94 is used at ports of entry such as airports, land ports, and seaports. While Form I94 is mostly issued electronically at airports and seaports, it can be issued to travelers as a paper form at land ports. This mostly goes for those who are coming from Canada or Mexico since the U.S. only shares land borders with two countries.
Make no mistake though, Form I94 is issued to everyone who arrives at the U.S. You already been issued with Form I94 if you have an arrival or departure from the U.S. However, if you’re traveling by land border, you may need to apply for Form I94. For 2021 and beyond, the USCIS allows visitors to obtain their Form I94 electronically.
Applying for 2021 Form I94
To obtain your 2021 Form I94, you must head over to the website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection where you can get it electronically. Since you’ve already been issued with one and probably haven’t handed out one, you can just obtain it from there.
If you’re in the United States or have been at one point, you can request your I94 by doing the following.
- Go to CBP website for Form I94 and click on Get Most Recent I94.
- Enter the requested information found on your passport.
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Passport Country of Issurance
- Click Next
- Select the Arrival and Departure Report Card you want to obtain from the dates that are available.
On the other hand, you may need to apply for Form I94 before you actually arrive here. For this, you must apply for Form I94 yourself only if you’re arriving by a land border. Take note that there is an application fee for Form I94. This is $6 at the time of writing.
Upon completing your application from here, you must appear at the port of entry within seven days. If you don’t obtain your 2021 I94 within the given time period, you won’t be refunded. Also, you must bring your biometrics if you are required one and other documents you entered into your Form I94 application.