You might need to replace your Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record for a variety of reasons. You may have lost it, it could have been stolen, or it could have been destroyed. Whatever the case, it is relatively easy to replace an I-94 by following these steps.
How to Replace an Electronic I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
Since May of 2013, foreign nationals arriving to the US via air and sea have been issued electronic I-94s. Therefore, replacing an electronic I-94 is quite easy: Just visit US Customs and Border Protection’s I-94 website and look up the I-94.
You can print the electronic I-94 from the website if you need a hard copy, so this process is simple and costs no money.
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Replacing a Paper I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
Prior to the electronic I-94, all foreign nationals arriving in the US received a paper I-94. In fact, even today some foreign nationals entering the US will receive a paper I-94 arrival/departure record. These include people entering at land borders, certain aliens, and in any situation where Customs and Border Protection deems it necessary.
In order to replace a paper I-94, the process is a little more involved and expensive. You will need to take these steps:
- Fill out a Form 102, Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document. Do not forget to sign the form, as it will be rejected if it is unsigned.
- Pay the filing fee ($445 as of December, 2021) by personal check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card via Form G-1450. You do not need to pay the fee if you are requesting a correction on your Form I-94, Form I-94W or Form I-95 if it is due to an error that is no fault of your own.
- If you are replacing the Form I-94 due to a USCIS error, attach the original form, along with a letter explaining the specific error and documentation supporting and verifying the correct information.
- File the Form 102 at the appropriate location.
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