Interpreting Your I-94 Information
Interpreting your I-94 information correctly is vital to ensure that your U.S. travel history and immigration status are accurately recorded.
Understanding Dates and Admission Stamps
When one examines their I-94 record, it is essential to carefully review the Admission (I-94) Record Number, the Most Recent Date of Entry into the United States, and the Class of Admission. Dates should be in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. Here is how one can interpret this information:
- Admission (I-94) Record Number: A unique number assigned to a traveler upon entry.
- Most Recent Date of Entry: The date when the traveler last entered the U.S.
- Class of Admission: The visa category that was granted upon entry which dictates the conditions of one’s stay.
It is also important to verify the Admit Until Date, which is the date until which the traveler is permitted to stay in the U.S.
Identifying Errors and Discrepancies
One should closely inspect their I-94 record for any inconsistencies in their travel history or personal information. If discrepancies are found, such as incorrect dates or misspelled names, one should contact CBP (Customs and Border Protection) promptly to rectify the mistake. Here’s a quick checklist for identifying common errors:
- Check personal information (Name, Birth Date, Passport Number, Country of Citizenship).
- Confirm that the Class of Admission and Admit Until Date are accurate and match one’s visa.
If an individual notices errors in their I-94 information, correcting these in a timely manner is crucial to maintain lawful status and to facilitate future travel to and from the United States.