U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to eliminate passport entry date stamps in the passports of foreign nationals arriving in the U.S. The new policy measures are already in effect in some ports of entry and CBP will continue to expand the policy at additional ports.
The Form I-94 record of admission will continue to be used as proof of a foreign national’s travel history and immigration status, which are accessible online. Foreign nationals are strongly encouraged to access and review their I-94 online as soon as they are inspected and admitted. Checking for errors in their I-94 online admission status before they leave the inspection area can help to avoid mistakes that may not be easily fixed after entry.
Since the I-94 governs the foreign national’s immigration status and work authorization for I-9 purposes, employers should also carefully monitor their foreign national employees’ status for Form I-9 employment verification.