The I-94 Form provides non-immigrant visitors with evidence that they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. Many travelers still recall this important form as a white paper card stapled into their passport.
In May 2013, CBP automated the I-94 for entries at air and sea ports. The automated system provides for I-94 lookup online, replacing the white card insert which was frequently misplaced or overlooked.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection just added a new function to its I-94 website allowing Visa Waiver Program travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States. After entering four biographic data elements, the traveler will be able to see how many days they have remained past their admitted date. CBP is also rolling out an email feature that will provide a 10 day alert reminder so that overstays are avoided.
To check their admitted until date, travelers will enter their name, birthdate, passport number and passport country of issuance. If a traveler has overstayed the terms of their admission, the traveler is notified via email and referred to the I-94 website, which provides eligible travelers with information regarding next steps to take.
Future updates to the I-94 website will incorporate additional non-immigrant traveler categories and will allow travelers to check how much longer they may remain in the United States.