I-94 Admission Record

When an F-1 student enters the United States, USCBP will create an Arrival and Departure Record, referred to as the I-94 Admission Record.

If you arrive in the United States by air or by sea, you will have an electronic I-94 Admission Record. If you make your initial entry to the United States through a land border (for example, drive into the country from Canada), you will be issued a paper I-94 Admission Record. In both cases, the USCBP Officer will stamp your passport with the date of entry, visa class of admission, and the date you must depart the United States. The electronic record will include your name and the same information indicated with the passport stamp. Note that F-1 students are admitted for Duration of Status, which allows them to stay in the United States as long as their I-20 form is still valid.

If you need view your electronic I-94 Admission Record, or to print a copy, it can be accessed on USCBP’s website: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home. If you have a paper copy of your I-94 Admission Record, keep it stapled in your passport opposite your F-1 visa.

Additional information on the I-94 Admission Record can be found on USCBP’s website: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/i-94-instructions.