Changes to I-94 Records

Foreign visitors arriving to or departing from the U.S. receive electronic travel records, I-94 from Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Currently, I-94 numbers are 11 digits long and only contain numbers.    In order to minimize program impact resulting from the depletion of numeric-only I-94 numbers and to create a long-term solution for the creation of new numbers, CBP is switching to alphanumeric I-94s beginning in May 2019.  I-94 numbers will remain at 11 characters but will follow the format of 9 digits, followed by a letter in the 10th position, and a digit in the 11th position.  Unexpired I-94s issued in the current numeric-only format will continue to be valid until the Admit Until Date printed on the paper I-94 and/or the date displayed on the public I-94 website at

If you are a foreign national entering the U.S. temporarily, as soon as you are admitted, please log on to, enter in your travel information, and print your new I-94 record.  Please ensure that your Form I-94 is accurate:  name, visa category, and expiry date.  CBP can make mistakes since they are officers entering the data.