When entering the United States it is important that your entry is properly recorded by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). If your entry was recorded improperly, you should get it corrected as soon as possible. This can be done through one of the many CBP deferred inspection sites in the United States. Here’s how it works.
What is an I-94 admission record?
The I-94 admission record is the official record of your lawful entry and admission to the United States. It records your date of entry, your class of admission, and the limit of your stay. Your entry is typically recorded with a stamp in your passport, along with the issuance of CBP Form I-94, which can be issued either physically or electronically.
What if my I-94 admission record is incorrect?
In some cases, CBP can improperly record your entry. This can be problematic for employment purposes, or when recording a legal inspection and entry to the US. You should verify that the Officer has stamped your passport with the proper dates and immigration status (i.e, TN Visa, L-1 Visa, E-2 Visa, etc.). Such errors should be corrected immediately.
What issues can deferred inspection sites correct?
They will only correct errors made at the time of entry. Such errors would include incorrect visa status, inaccurate biographical information, or an incorrect period of admission. Click here for a list of CBP Deferred Inspection Sites.
How do I correct my I-94 admission record?
In some cases, a CBP deferred inspection site can be used to correct an improperly recorded I-94 admission record. Any designated deferred inspection location or CBP office located within an international airport can assist you, regardless of where the actual document was issued. Officers at the deferred inspection sites will review your admission, and be able to issue the necessary documents to correct errors made during the recording of your admission.
CBP has an online tool that allows you to inquire and request assistance with I-94 issues. This can be done through the following link: CBP Online I-94 Assistance
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