Office of the University Registrar

November 4, 2020

I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

Sample I-94 arrival/departure record

Your travel in and out of the U.S. is recorded electronically by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. This important record lists your entry date, port of entry, and visa status in which you were admitted to the U.S. The I-94 record may be required as proof of status for J-1 benefits applications, employment verification, and other official purposes.

After you arrive in the U.S., you should print a paper copy of your electronic I-94 card record from the Customs and Border Protection website. It’s important to check that your electronic travel record is accurate and accessible.┬áKeep the I-94 record paper copy with your other immigration documents.

Image of admission stamp (electronic I-94 record)

Admission stamp (electronic I-94 record)

Your class of admission should say “J-1.” The “admit until date” should say “D/S.” The “D/S” means “duration of status.” This is the amount of time you may legally stay in the U.S. For J-1 student status, it includes the time you are a full-time student making normal progress toward your degree, plus any additional time for authorized academic training following completion of studies, plus 30 days to prepare to depart the U.S.

If you notice an error, contact the ISS office.