Mexican citizens who hold border crossing cards (a card with a "laser" visitor visa) can now apply in advance for their I-94, Arrival-Departure Record, instead of waiting to apply on the actual date of entry. This will alleviate the need for a long wait at the border.

To date, these advance I-94 cards can be obtained in Calexico, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro. The I-94 card, which costs $6, permits visitors to travel within 25 miles from the border and to stay up to six months in the United States.