Who needs a Form I-94?
Non-immigrant visa holders passing U.S. Border Control should complete Form I-94 in order to enter the United States.
What is Form I-94 for?
A Form I-539 is a document used by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as an application for documenting the arrival and departure records of foreign nationals entering the U.S. on non-immigrant visas. The form is used to document non-immigrant visas such as student, work, or visitor visas. In this case, you need to use Form I-94 provided by the Customs and Border Patrol.
How do I fill out Form I-94?
First, you should type your Admission Number on the top of your card. Then you must put your Admission Number again above your first Arrival Record. Then you should fill out all personal information (passport number, country of citizenship, city where the visa was issued, residency information, flight number, etc.).
Where do I send Form I-94?
Once the Arrival Section is completed, the applicant must present the card to the Customs officer which will be reviewed and stamped. The arrival portion will be retained by the U.S. Customs Service and you will be given a stamped portion of the departure section. The Staple indicates the last day you can legally stay in the U.S. You must retain this part of the form and present it upon the departure.