CBP begins eliminating entry stamps from travelers upon arrival – General Immigration


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In an ongoing effort to streamline the entry process for travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun eliminating the issuance of entry stamps in the passports of foreign nationals upon arrival in the United States in certain airports. CBP will roll out this program to other airports over time.

Since CBP has already eliminated paper I-94 (admission record) forms, it is now even more critical that all foreign nationals have prompt access to their electronic I-94.
every time they enter the United States to confirm that they have been admitted in the correct immigration status with the correct expiration date. Travelers should get a printout of their electronic I-94 through the CBP One” mobile app or the CBP I-94 website at the following link: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home.
This may be their only proof of legal admission.

As a reminder, foreign nationals should never stay in the United States beyond the admission date shown on their current I-94. The I-94—not the I-797 Approval Notice or visa—governs a person’s status and expiration date in the United States. As a result, it is essential that they always download their I-94 each time they enter the United States and review it. An admission record printed from the CBP website is a legal admission record.. Government agencies, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Motor Vehicles, require a copy of the printout from the CBP website showing immigration status and expiration date. We understand that some SSA offices have not been notified of the removal of the admission stamp at certain airports. Form I-94 can also be used to submit to an employer to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9).

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