A lot of people think that once their non-immigrant visas have been approved, they’re all done with the immigration process and have nothing else to worry about. They trust the green approval notice without checking to see if everything in their documents is correct. But this mindset can lead to big mistakes and headaches down the line.

Everyone who comes into the United States with a non-immigrant visa will be assigned an I-94 by Customs and Border Protection. This document is very important, hence, anyone who receives it must inspect it and ensure that everything is correct and in order.

What To Check in the I-94

As a non-immigrant coming into the U.S., it is a person’s job to check the I-94 they received when they entered the country. The I-94 must contain accurate information and should not be expired. If there are any mistakes, they should be addressed promptly.

How To Check the I-94

To check the I-94, non-immigrants entering the U.S. can follow these steps:

  1. Receive the I-94 provided by Customs and Border Protection upon entering the U.S.
  2. Go to cbp.gov.
  3. Go to “Find an I-94 Record”.
  4. Enter the required personal information.
  5. Peruse the document that comes up.

If there are any mistakes on the I-94 document, the non-immigrant must contact Customs and Border Protection or reach out to their immigration lawyers immediately.