When planning for your holiday travel, there are several important things to keep in mind this year as a result of the new electronic I-94 system, which was implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this year. The purpose of the I-94 is to monitor foreign nationals’ arrivals and departures from the U.S. and to provide them with a length of legal admission. In the past, the Form I-94, was a physical piece of paper CBP attached to each foreign national’s passport upon arrival into the U.S. In 2013, however, CBP transitioned to an electronic I-94 system for arrivals at air and sea borders.
For those seasoned travelers accustomed to the traditional paper I-94 card, the switch to an automated system may be daunting. So in addition to our previous travel tips, we would like to provide the following tips related to your I-94 to ensure that you are properly admitted into the U.S. upon your return from holiday travels. Now you can ditch the paper I-94 tradition and focus on your holiday traditions.
If you have any questions regarding your travels during the holiday season or about your I-94 record, please contact an attorney at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Enjoy your holiday, and we wish you safe travels!
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