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 only able to access their most recent
arrival/departure record information. This new feature will assist
travelers in documenting prior travel to the United States, which is
needed for many immigration applications. Travelers can access their
most recent arrival/departure information and travel history at www.cbp.gov/I94.
By way of background, USCBP’s Form I-94 arrival/departure record
provides all non-immigrants proof of their lawful admission to the
United States. This form verifies the most recent date of entry, class
of admission (immigration status), “admit-until” date (length of
admission), and in some cases, employment authorization.
When visiting the I-94 webpage, travelers can retrieve their
arrival/departure record number and five-year travel history by entering
their name as stated on their passport, their date of birth, and their
passport number. To retrieve the most recent arrival/departure record,
simply click on “Get Most Recent I-94.” Please note: this information does not reflect
changes of status, extensions of stay, or adjustments of status (lawful
permanent residence) granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services. In order to obtain a traveler’s five-year travel history,
travelers can click on “Get Travel History.” Both options allow
travelers to print the records for their personal use.
This new feature of the I-94 website is designed to eliminate the
need for persons to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for
their travel history. In fact, USCBP has requested that travelers cancel
pending FOIA requests for travel history information assuming they have
received the needed information from the website. To cancel a FOIA
request, applicants should enter their FOIA request number and click on
the “Request FOIA Cancellation” button. Another way to withdraw a
pending FOIA request is for applicants to log into their FOIA account
at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov and click on the “withdraw” button.