Since July of 2014, it has been reported that certain visa petition approval notices (Form I-797s) have been issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) without I-94 cards attached. In addition, U.S. Customs...more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has reported that a recent problem resulting in the issuance of deficient approval notices has been resolved. The error occurred at the California Service Center (“CSC”)...more
In recent weeks there has been an increase in telephone scams that are designed to fraudulently elicit money and personal information from foreign nationals.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has warned...more
As of May 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) upgraded its I-94 website by now giving non-immigrants to the United States access to the last five years of their travel history. Previously, non-immigrants were...more
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new webpage on May 1 that offers nonimmigrant U.S. visitors access to their I-94 arrival/departure record and their arrival/departure history. ...more
America has always been a nation of immigrants, and throughout the nation’s history, immigrants have kept our workforce vibrant, our businesses on the cutting edge, and helped to build the greatest economy. In addition to...more
There have been recent reports of telephone scams aimed at foreign nationals. The reported scams have involved individuals receiving calls from someone purporting to be an officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...more
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
Like any new process, several issues have arisen with the I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, since the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) automated the form in May. In light of these issues, nonimmigrants, refugees, and...more
Foreign nationals entering the United States through an air or sea port will most likely not be issued an I-94 Arrival-Departure Record, the small card normally stapled into the passports of foreign nationals. The U.S....more
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Employment Law Insight, a service of the Employment Law practice group at Patton Boggs LLP...
...Why “Employment Law Insight”? Employers have available to them, and indeed are...more
This spring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began implementation of a phased in Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, automation process. The Form I-94 is issued to all visitors entering the U.S. and assists CBP in...more
TIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND THE FORM I-9
Schedule U.S. Visa Appointments Abroad
Each year, as the peak summer travel season approaches, visa appointment wait times lengthen substantially at many Consulates and...more
On April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) began substituting a passport stamp and an electronic entry record for the paper I-94s that had been filled out by people entering the U.S. by air or sea ports (Note:...more
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
For the past few weeks, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (“CBP”) of the Department of Homeland Security has been phasing out its process related to Form I-94 for international arrival and departure tracking. CBP...more
Earlier this month, 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....more
On March 27, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that will automate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, to purportedly streamline the admissions process...more
Automation will occur over a four-week period across U.S. ports of entry.
On March 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a rule to implement a paperless Form I-94. On April 2, the CBP announced that...more
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has officially announced its intent to eliminate its use of paper I-94 arrival/departure cards, now given to temporary foreign visitors and workers at the time of their admission to...more
Why is CBP eliminating paper I-94 cards? CBP believes that filling out and issuing paper I-94 cards is an unproductive use of time, for both government officers and travelers. As part of post-9/11 initiatives put in place...more
On March 27, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published its interim final rule (Effective April 26, 2013) to automate Arrival/Departure Record (“Form I-94”). Form I-94 provides nonimmigrant visitors to the...more
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which conducts inspections at U.S. borders, published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013 eliminating the completion of the paper form of the I-94 card....more
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it will be automating Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. CBP recently submitted a rule for publication in the Federal Register allowing for the change, which will...more
New system will streamline admission process but may lead to confusion for companies.
On March 21, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that a rule to automate the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record...more
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