Beginning in April of 2022, CBP piloted a simplified stampless entry and electronic I-94 process at selected ports of entry. The process has now become standard practice and will be implemented across all US ports of entry. The issuance of a stamp is now at the discretion of CBP. We discuss CBP stampless entry and electronic I-94 issuance here.
Understanding the unique admission process for Canadians in the United States can provide answers to questions like, “Can a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ acquire a green card without an I-94?” With the exception of E and K visas, Canadian nationals are usually exempt from the visa stamp requirement before stepping foot on US soil. Generally, Canadians visiting the US undergo a swift inspection and are admitted without a record of admission or I-94 – a term known as “non-controlled” admission. This article will delve into the transition from being a ‘non-controlled Canadian’ visitor to becoming a green card holder.
Canadian citizens are visa-exempt and generally do not require a visa stamp before entering the United States. When entering the United States via a land port, Canadians are often admitted without CBP Form I-94, a passport stamp, or any other admission record. We discuss admission to the United States as a “non-controlled Canadian” with no I-94 here.