How to Get I-94 Number Under Electronic Form I-94 Process

Form I-94 is the Arrival/Departure Record issued to foreign visitors when they enter the United States. Form I-94 used to be in paper format, stapled to a visitor’s passport by a Customs and Border Protection(CBP) officer. Since April of 2013, however, CBP has implemented the electronic I-94 process across the nation’s ports of entry. Most visitors entering the U.S. since the transition will no longer receive a paper I-94 card. Instead, they will only see a CBP entry stamp in their passport.

The CBP admission stamp is annotated with date of entry, class of admission and admitted until (expiration) date, but is missing the I-94 number. This has caused confusion among travelers who are not familiar with the new process. We have received at least a dozen inquiries asking where they can find their I-94 number, which is often required under various circumstances.

The way to retrieve an I-94 number electronically is through CBP’s website at You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name as it appears on your passport or travel document
  • Date of Birth in Day/Month/Year format
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Issuance

The CBP website also has answers to many frequently asked questions. I’ll just add a couple points here:

When can I retrieve my I-94 number?

Your I-94 number will be available on the CBP website after you enter the United States and will remain available to you during your stay. You will no longer have access to the record after your departure from the U.S.

As soon as you have a chance, please retrieve your I-94 number and print a copy. You will definitely need the information if you later have to change status, extend your stay, or go through other immigration processes. Even if you don’t have an immediate need, it is important to keep a copy for your own record anyway.

Although your I-94 record remains available to you during your visit, CBP emphasized that “The availability of the record does not convey legal authority to remain in the United States outside of the terms and conditions of admission. All travelers must comply with the terms of the classification granted and admitted until date.”

What to do if I find an error on my electronic I-94 record?

If you find an error on your electronic or paper I-94, you should contact a local CBP Deferred Inspection Site to have the error corrected. You may also go to a Port of Entry (POE, usually an airport) if that is closer to you. CBP website has a list of Deferred Inspection Sites as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

17 Replies to “How to Get I-94 Number Under Electronic Form I-94 Process”

  1. Voy a viajar a los EEUU. en que sitio web puedo ingresar mis datos
    para registrarme en línea y obtener el Número

    Mil Gracias por su colaboración

  2. If Google Translate is correct, you are asking how to get the I-94 number before travelling to the U.S.? You can’t, an I-94 number will be assigned to you when you arrive, and can be retrieved using the website mentioned above.

  3. Lost my passport and I 94 number, how do I get my I 64 number without my passport or do I need my passport for that?

  4. According to CBP: “If your Form I-94 has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed, you will need to contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 and apply for a replacement Form I-94 by filing a Form I-102. You can download the Form I-102 from ”

    Source: CBP (follow link above to original article)

  5. I do not see my latest USA entry in online I-94 but I have stamp in my passport about that USA entry.

    Do you know how I can fix that arrival entry in I-94

  6. I have a valid passport and visa with the arrival stamp. But didn’t find my I-94 number. I need your help in retrieving it.

  7. Informative suggestions ! I Appreciate the specifics ! Does someone know where my business can locate a blank 2000 CBP I-94 example to fill in ?

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