I-94 Expiration: Review Your Date

It is important for individuals in nonimmigrant status to keep track of the expiration dates on their I-94 forms, as these documents reflect the length of time a person is permitted to stay in the United States. I-94 forms are issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at ports of entry and can also be issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if an individual’s status is extended or changed.

It is important to note that the expiration date on a person’s visa, or “foil,” is not necessarily the same as the expiration date on their I-94. It is also important to remember that extending the status of a principal nonimmigrant, such as an H1B worker, does not automatically extend the status of their dependent family members, who may also be in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa.

If an individual’s I-94 form is incorrect or their status expires, it is important to address the issue promptly and seek legal advice if necessary. Overstaying the date on an I-94 can have serious consequences, including being barred from returning to the United States.