I-94 Record | Accepted International Students
If You Are a New International Student
Arrival by Land or Sea
When you entered the U.S. you will have received a small square I-94 card. Bring this card (along with your passport and I-20) to Carroll’s International Student Orientation prior to the start of your first semester.
Arrival by Air
When you enter the U.S. at an airport you will no longer receive a copy of your I-94 card. OIE Staff will assist you in locating and printing your electronic I-94 card Carroll’s International Student Orientation prior to the start of your first semester.
If There Are Problems Locating Your Online I-94 Record
Here are some tips for locating your electronic I-94 record:
- Hong Kong Citizens: Select "CHINA" as your country of citizenship, NOT "HONG KONG"
- Enter your name exactly as it appears on your passport and I-20 document
- Try to search the day before and the day after your U.S. arrival date
If you are still unable to locate your electronic I-94 record, please contact OIE. An advisor may need to contact the Customs and Border Protection agency to have your record fixed. Please be prepared to provide OIE with the date you arrived in the U.S., the airport you landed in, and the airline company with whom you flew.
Important Information about Your I-94 Card
Your I-94 record is your only record of being in the U.S. legally so it is important to keep your I-94 card/a copy of your electronic I-94 record with your passport at all times while inside the U.S. Federal and State government agencies will ask to see the I-94 record for driver’s license applications, social security number applications, etc.
Electronic I-94 Record
Remember to download and print your I-94 number each time you exit and return to the U.S. Keep the most current printed I-94 number with your passport for your own records.
Paper I-94 Record
You should take care not to lose your paper I-94 card as it must be provided upon exiting the U.S. If you lose your paper I-94 card please notify OIE immediately as you will have to submit form I-102 to USCIS and pay the filing fee, currently $330.