CBP Announces Delays in Entering I-94 Data in USCIS Database

August 07, 2012

CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency) today announced delays of 30 days or more in entering I-94 entry data into the USCIS database.  According to the CBP announcement,

Visitors may need to prove their legal-visitor status within the first 30-45 days of their U.S. stay to:

  • Employers;
  • Motor vehicle registration or drivers’ licensing agencies;
  • The Social Security Administration;
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; or
  • Universities and schools.



If during this timeframe, visitors need to provide evidence of legal status they should include the following:

  • Unexpired foreign passport; and
  • Country of Citizenship
  • CBP Arrival/Departure Record, Form I-94 (if issued)

The CBP announcement is available online at


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