Did You Recently Enter the United States?
How to Download your I-94 Card

On April 26, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security began a new process that automated the issuance of the I-94 Arrival/Departure Form, at seaports or airports. If you entered the United States after April 26, 2013 by air or sea travel, you will need to download your Form I-94 from the new Customs and Border Protection web site:

Your Form I-94 will be created electronically at the time of your arrival in the United States and will be available to you immediately for you to download and print out.

Students who enter at a land border crossing will still be issued pre-printed (paper) Form I-94.

· For additional information on this new process, you may also want to review the I-94 Fact Sheet from the CPB at:

Ø Downloading and Printing Form I-94:

When you download your I-94 card, review the information on the I-94 carefully. Make sure the I-94 shows the correct notation for your visa status:

1. The class of admission should be either F1 for I-20 holders or J1 for DS2019 holders.

2. In both F1 and J1 the admit until date should be D/S

· D/S stands for “Duration of Status”.

If the notation on your I-94 is not correct, please contact the ISSS Office right away so we can assist you, and give you direction on how to receive a corrected Form I-94. You can either write us at or call for an appointment, 607-777-2510.

➢ When you print down your Form I-94 it will look like this:

new i94 

Last Updated: 8/28/14