Form I-94 (Arrival and Departure Record)
The Form I-94, Arrival and Departure Record is issued to foreign visitors upon entry to the U.S. to track their dates of arrival and departure.
The I-94 card is extremely important as it is evidence of an individual's lawful admission to the U.S. in a specific immigration status. The I-94 card indicates the type of non-immigrant visa category under which the individual was admitted to the country, the date and place of admission, and the length of stay authorized. The card also contains an admission number printed on the top left-hand corner, the foreign visitor's name, date of birth, and country of citizenship. It is surrendered upon departure from the U.S. and used to verify that the foreign national has not remained beyond the authorized stay. The I-94 is used with other immigration-related documents to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) and to determine if the individual is eligible to receive payment while in the U.S.