• CBP Announces Timetable for I-94 Automation
  • April 8, 2013
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection will debut its new automated I-94 entry process on April 30, 2013 at airports in Chicago, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Miami and Orlando. Major air and sea ports in New York, Boston and ten other cities will implement the system during the week of May 7. Implementation will continue at U.S. air sea ports and at pre-flight clearance stations abroad through the week of May 21.

    When the new system is launched, foreign nationals entering by air or sea will receive a stamp in their passport rather than a paper I-94 card, and their immigration category and period of stay will be recorded immediately in CBP’s database. Land ports of entry will not take part in the new system.

    After entry, foreign nationals can visit www.cbp.gov/i94 to print out a paper I-94 record of their entry, period of stay and immigration category. The printout can be used to demonstrate lawful status and period of admission to employers and government agencies. The I-94 website will go live when the automated entry system is launched.

    The implementation schedule for the new system is as follows:

    Week of April 30:          
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport
    Chicago O’Hare International Airport
    Las Vegas Airport
    Miami International Airport
    Orlando International Airport

    Week of May 7:             
    Major air and sea ports in:
    New York
    Boston
    Buffalo
    Baltimore
    Detroit
    Atlanta
    Tampa
    Puerto Rico
    Miami
    Chicago
    New Orleans
    Houston

    Week of May 14:           
    Preclearance Inspection Stations
    Major air and sea ports in:
    San Francisco
    Tucson
    El Paso
    Seattle
    Portland
    Los Angeles
    San Diego
    Laredo
    Alaska
    Hawaii
    Guam

    Week of May 21:           
    All remaining airports and seaports