When applying for U.S. citizenship, the immigration service is going to ask the applicant to provide all sorts of documents, from their tax and income sheets to their travel history. The latter, in particular, maybe the hardest to keep track of, especially if the applicant is a frequent traveler or takes a lot of short work trips.
Ideally, when a person applies for U.S. citizenship, they should have a record of all the trips they’ve taken in the past five years. But that’s easier said than done, especially since the U.S. Customs and Border Protection no longer issues stamps for every trip outside of the country.
Luckily, there are other ways that applicants can pool and keep track of their travel records.
Where to Find Your Travel Information
U.S. green card holders will be able to get their travel records through the cbp.gov website, specifically on the page for I-94s.
Here, there is a feature to “View Travel History”, which will show all of their arrivals and departures to and from the United States, as well as the location they flew in and out of.
Keep a Personal Record
While the information on the cbp.gov website is a great starting point to help an applicant put their travel history together, it’s a good idea for them to start keeping their own records the moment they receive their U.S. green card.
Especially if they plan on applying for U.S. citizenship down the line, they should keep all email confirmations from the airline, travel itineraries, etc. That way, when the time comes to submit their citizenship application, they’ll have their trip history ready to list down and include in their petition.