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J-1 scholar travel

Checking your I-94 record when traveling

An I-94 is an arrival and departure record that is issued by a Customs and Border Protection officer, in either paper or electronic format, to foreign visitors entering the U.S.

  • Most arrival or departure records are now created electronically upon arrival. Visitors are provided with an annotated stamp in their foreign passport.

  • If provided a paper form, the admitting CBP officer generally attaches the I-94 to the visitor's passport and stamps the departure date on the form.

  • Visitors must exit the U.S. on or before that date stamped on the form or in the passport.

For more information on the I-94 automation process, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Check your I-94

Upon reentry, always check the admission stamp in your pass­port and electronic I-94. Make sure your I-94 accurately indicates your J-1 D/S status, the date, and loca­tion of your arrival.

If your I-94 is not marked with a D/S or Duration of Status or your I-94 cannot be retrieved from, you must immediately contact ISSC.

Some scholars may receive a paper I-94 card from the Port of Entry or Form I-515. You must contact ISSC immediately before the date indicated on your I-94. Failure to do so will jeopardize your immigration status.

Us customs form


Print your I-94

Most scholars receive an entry stamp with the electronic arrival record (automated I-94).

You can print your latest I-94 record and your arrival departure information. Do not use any other website link to retrieve your I-94.