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Immigration Update on I-94 Admission Records Immigration Update on I-94 Admission Records

Immigration Update on I-94 Admission Records

All foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States on a temporary basis are limited to a set duration of time for such admission by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The admission record is referred to as an I-94 record. Regardless of the duration of the applicant’s visa stamp and/ or any other underlying status or approval document (I-797, I-20, DS-2019, etc.), the I-94 controls the duration of stay. Extensions of stay may be sought but only if done so timely (prior to the expiration date reflected in the I-94 record). CBP often, and sometimes erroneously, shortens the period of admission without alerting the applicant. As such, it is imperative that every applicant for admission into the United States immediately review his or her I-94 admission record at www.cbp.gov to confirm proper visa classification and duration of admission. Significant penalties on future immigration benefits accrue quickly and therefore, shortened admissions (whether in error or otherwise) should be brought to the attention of immigration counsel to explore remedies as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding I-94 admission records or any other immigration need, please contact Jenifer Brown or Christl Glier.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.
 
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