E-Mail from CBP FOIA re New Website for I-94 and Travel History Retrieval

"From: CBP FOIA [mailto:CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 3:32 PM
Subject: Message from CBP FOIA - CBP Announces new Website for I-94 and travel history retrieval

To:       Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requesters
From:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) FOIA Office

This message is on behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division.  We would like to take a moment to thank you for registering as a FOIAonline user.  Your decision to create an account to track CBP's processing of your FOIA request will enable CBP to process requests more efficiently.  Our records show that you currently have a FOIA request for records or documents pending with CBP.  If you are a Non-immigrant U.S. visitor seeking access to your I-94 arrival/departure record for any point within the past five years, on May 1, 2014, CBP launched a new webpage that will allow you to retrieve this information without filing a FOIA requests.  The portal will provide you access the date and port of entry of your arrivals and departures from the United States for the past 5 years.

When you visit http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/i-94-instructions you can retrieve your I-94 arrival/departure record number and five-year travel history by entering your name, date of birth, and passport information.

Clicking on "Get Travel History" will return a five-year travel history based on the I-94 records, which you also can print.

Clicking on "Get Most Recent I-94" will return the I-94 number, most recent date of entry, class of admission and admit-until date.  Please note that the system does not reflect changes of status, extension of stay or adjustments of status granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  You then have the option to print the record.

If you have existing FOIA requests pending with CBP for travel records, and the information retrieved from the I-94 automated system allowed you to retrieve the same information requested through the FOIA process, please help us to reduce the processing time for all other requestor by cancelling your pending FOIA request.  In order to cancel your request, please add your FOIA request number in the box where you are asked and click on "Request FOIA Cancellation" button.

In addition, to withdraw your pending FOIA request you may log into your FOIAonline<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/> account and click on the Withdraw button.


The CBP INFO Center offers questions and answers for I-94<https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/list/kw/i94/search/1> or you may call them at 1-877-227-5511.

Please do not contact the FOIAonline helpdesk for assistance with I-94 or travel history retrieval as they can only assist you with FOIAonline.

Please see the attached frequently asked questions and answers about FOIA.

*Please note if you have lost a paper form I-94 that was issued prior to the online system and the record is not available online, the traveler can file a Form I-102, Application for Replacement/Initial Non-Immigrant Arrival-Departure Document, with U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services."
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