Form I-94

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USCIS to Accept Employment Authorization Applications from Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

Beginning May 26, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 Dependent Spouses. The USCIS will reject any applications received...more

Administrative Changes To Take Effect Soon

Effective January 27, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be implementing administrative changes with regard to the issuance of decisions and correspondence....more

Why is My I-94 Expiration Date Different from My Form I-797 or Visa?

Form I-94 is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Arrival/Departure Record issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to foreign nationals admitted to the U.S. Form I-94 designates the duration of authorized...more

USCIS Alert for Employers Regarding Certain Secure Stamps

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently alerted that on July 1, 2014, it began using blue ink for many of its secure stamps. The older secure red ink was retired and is no longer used by USCIS. ...more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rolling Out Electronic Travel Records

In April 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced electronic Forms I-94, enabling nonimmigrants entering the U.S. via air and sea to easily access their Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records online. As of May...more

Farewell to the I-94 Card - What It Means for the Form I-9 Process for Foreign Workers

Earlier this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started phasing out the I-94 cards issued to nonimmigrant visitors and implementing a new on-line procedure....more

Extension of the CBP “Border Zone” to 55 Miles in the State of New Mexico

This rule, effective July 12, 2013, amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) regulations to extend the distance that certain nonimmigrant Mexican nationals presenting a Border Crossing Card (“BCC”), or other proper...more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Automated I-94 Process

All airports and seaports have implemented the new system as of May 21, 2013. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has completed the process of automating Form I-94, the document issued to foreign nationals upon...more

May 2013 Brings New Immigration Forms

New versions of several key immigration forms have been released in 2013. Among these new forms are the G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative; the I-9, Employment Eligibility...more

New Electronic I-94 Process

Foreign visitors arriving in the U.S. by air or sea can now access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrival/departure record information online. CBP no longer requires international non-immigrant visitors to fill out...more

Immigration Alert: Attention International Travelers - Paper I-94s Will Be Eliminated By May 21, 2013

The Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency has begun gradually eliminating the paper I-94 Admission/Departure Record (known as the "I-94") at all air and sea ports of entry. Note: travelers will still receive a paper form...more

CBP Begins Rollout of Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record for Travelers Arriving by Air or Sea

This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched an initiative to automate the issuance of Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Records for travelers arriving by sea or air. Records of admission will now be generated by...more

Electronic I-94 Arrival/Departure Record Takes Effect

As we reported last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began efforts to automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Records. The interim final rule published in March has now taken effect. The new electronic system roll-out...more

Immigration Law Alert - April 2013

A number of current immigration matters deserve your attention and consideration: 1. USCBP Announces the Advent of the Paperless Form I-94 for Air and Sea Arrivals, Effective April 26, 2013. 2. Immigration Reform –...more

Important Changes to Form I-94

On March 27, 2013 the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published an interim rule in the Federal Register that changes the definition of Form I-94 (also known as an “I-94 card”) in order to allow an I-94 to be issued in...more

Sequestration To Delay Consular Visa Processing & Other Effects

According to the Department of State, sequestration will likely reduce the number of officers processing visa applications, which will negatively impact wait times at U.S. consulates....more

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