On April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) ended its issuance of paper Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records (Form I-94) for most visitors. A CBP officer will stamp the travel document (passport) of each arriving visitor, showing the date of admission, class of admission, and the date on which the admission expires. If a visitor does not receive a paper Form I-94 and needs one to demonstrate their lawful immigration status, they will be required to access their arrival information online and print their own Form I-94. A paper copy of Form I-94 is required to begin employment, apply for a Social Security Number, obtain a driver’s license or identification document and change or extend nonimmigrant visa status in the United States.

To obtain a paper Form I-94 record to verify immigration status or employment authorization, the visitor must visit the CBP's website. Visitors will enter information from their passport and itinerary, and should then be able to print their own Form I-94.

Please note that if you plan to apply for H-1B status for any employee or prospective employee currently in the United States under another visa category, the individual must go to the website and print his or her Form I-94 for the employer to use when filing the H-1B petition.