Tag Archives: Form I-94

USCIS Approval Notices Cause Confusion due to Inconsistent Validity Periods

USCIS has begun issuing I-797A, Notice of Action Approval Notices containing inconsistent validity periods on the face of the document. Specifically, the top portion of the I-797A approval notices lists the approved visa classification (e.g., H-1B) and the authorized validity period of that visa classification (e.g., from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 11, 2020). The … Continue Reading

CBP Announces Plans to Eliminate Form I-94

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced plans to eliminate Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record. The form documents the proper admission and maintenance of status for foreign nationals present in the United States, and helps to establish employment eligibility during the Form I-9 completion process, among other key uses. Although the CBP originally planned a gradual transition to paperless Form I-94 data gathering, current plans call for an imminent and wholesale elimination of the paper form.… Continue Reading