Automated I-94 Stamp in Foreign Passports Driver Services

On April 30, 2013 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began automating the I-94 (Arrival/Departure Records) process. With this new process, the Ports of Entry (POE) personnel will swipe the traveler’s foreign passport and an electronic I-94 record will be created. CBP will no longer issue a paper I-94 to most travelers.

Instead, the information generally provided in the paper I-94 will be stamped on the traveler’s foreign passport with the date of entry and expiration date but no I-94 number.

Additionally, CBP will issue travelers guidance about how they may retrieve their I-94 number from a CBP website as necessary.

Refugees, derivative asylees, and parolees will continue to receive a paper I-94. CBP will strike out the pre-printed number and hand-write the true I-94 number on the document.

This I-94 number will be necessary when applying for a Driver’s License or Identification Card. Please see Acceptable Identification for the complete listing of the required documents.

Anyone presenting a Foreign Passport, as part of their acceptable documents must have an I-94.

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