Although a “visa” and an I-94 are similar in that they relate to a foreign individual’s primary purpose in the U.S., they are in fact not the same. This similarity has led to confusion over which term applies in certain situations, which we will attempt to clarify in today’s blog post.Understanding the difference between a visa and I-94 is important to knowing your responsibilities and rights during your stay in the U.S. It’s also the determining factor in the rules you must … [Read more...] about Visa vs I-94: What’s The Difference?
I-94 Overview The I-94 Arrival/Departure Record is a very important record to keep track of during any entries into the US in any nonimmigrant visa status. The I-94 system is an automated record system maintained by the US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) that provides an overview of your entries and exits into and out of the United States. Formerly, CBP would issue physical, white I-94 cards to individuals entering the US in a nonimmigrant visa status. Over the … [Read more...] about Form I-94: How to Access it, Why It’s Important and What To Do If There’s an Error