I-94 Record Checks

Posted on Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Our office has recently seen an increase in cases of students with incorrect electronic I-94 records. The I-94 is the Arrival and Departure Record issued by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer to foreign visitors entering the United States. We are asking that all international students take a moment to check their I-94 online at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home.
It is necessary that your electronic I-94 card matches your non-immigrant status. If you are in F-1 or J-1 status, it should say either F-1 or J-1 and state “D/S” for Duration of Stay, rather than a specific date. Once you have checked your I-94, if you find that your travel history information is outdated, your I-94 record itself is incorrect, or that you cannot locate your I-94 record online, please review the information and resources provided at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/faq for online help.
If you are unable to resolve this online, you will need to contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Deferred Inspections Office, which is a unit within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students living in or near College Station are recommended to contact the Houston office:
Houston, Texas Deferred Inspection Location
Address: 19581 Lee Road, Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 281-443-4350 extension 221 OR 281-230-4600 extension 1
Fax: 281-443-0241
A complete, up-to-date list of deferred inspection sites can be found here: https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/deferred-inspection-sites
You should always check your I-94 record online after exiting and entering the United States. Any problems with your record can harm your future immigration applications, so our office is endeavoring to keep them accurate and up to date. As such, we are now requiring that all requests to our office (i.e., travel signature, reduced course-load, CPT/OPT, etc.) include a copy of your most recent I-94 record, printed within one day of the request submission. If you do not have an updated electronic I-94, please provide a brief, written explanation as to why along with your submission.