Incoming visitors will no longer need to fill out Form I-94

On April 2, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it is eliminating the paper Form I-94 “Arrival/Departure Record upon arrival to the U.S. by air or sea”. The electronic rollout begins April 30 to allow for the collection of arrival/departure information electronically to streamline the arrival and inspection process for travelers. This is only transmitted for air and sea travelers, CBP will still issue a paper Form I-94 at land border ports of entry. CBP will phase-in the Form I-94 automation at air and sea ports of entry through April and May (See roll-out schedule below). In the mean time for record purposes, we encourage travelers to print out a Form I-94 from


Roll-Out Schedule

Week 1 4/30/13
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport,
  • Orlando International Airport,
  • Las Vegas Airport,
  • Chicago O’Hare and
  • Miami International Airport
Week 2 5/7/13 Major Air and Sea Ports within the following field offices:

  • New York,
  • Boston,
  • Buffalo,
  • Baltimore,
  • Detroit,
  • Atlanta,
  • Tampa,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Miami,
  • Chicago,
  • New Orleans and
  • Houston
Week 3 5/14/13 Major Air and Sea ports within the following field offices:

  • Pre-Clearance,
  • San Francisco (includes Hawaii and Guam),
  • Tucson,
  • El Paso,
  • Seattle,
  • Portland (includes Alaska),
  • Los Angeles,
  • San Diego and
  • Laredo
Week 4 5/21/13 All remaining airports and seaports


Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13040340 posted April 3″


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