The Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) or the Crewman Landing Permit (Form I-95) shows the date you arrived in the U.S. and the ‘Admitted Until’ date, the date when your authorized period of stay expires. You will receive a blank I-94 or I-95 Form from a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer upon arrival in the U.S. This will be at a U.S. port-of-entry at a land border, airport or seaport.
You will be asked to complete the form prior to inspection. Review the form for accuracy and legibility before presenting it to the border inspector.
During the inspection, the CBP Officer may ask you questions about the purpose of your trip, how long you will be in the U.S., and your residence abroad. Upon completion of the inspection, the CBP Officer will affix the I-94 or I-95 Form to your passport. If you are not required to present a passport, the form will be handed to you.
Note: Prior to departing the area, review the class of admission and period of admission recorded on the admission stamp. The information transcribed on the I-94 Form at the port-of-entry is the basis for all further immigration-related activity in which you may engage while in the U.S. Benefit agencies, specifically the Social Security Administration, make decisions based on the hand-written endorsement recorded on the Form I-94.