On Friday, June 10, 2022, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that users of the CBP OneTM mobile application to file applications for or retrieve electronic versions of the Form I-94 will now have the opportunity to select a Spanish Version to boost their experience and better enable international travel into the U.S.
The CBP OneTM I-94 features offer a mobile app version of the CBP’s I-94 website, providing a more convenient way for foreigners to apply for an I-94 up to seven days prior to arrival, review their past travel history, check their I-94 expiration date and obtain proof of their electronic I-94 from their mobile gadget. Users accessing the features to “Apply for I-94 in Advance” and “Get My Recent I-94” will have the option to select “English” or “Spanish” as their preferred language.
An I-94 record of arrival and departure is issued to all individuals entering the U.S., returning foreign visitors, foreign visitors with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens who are visiting or transiting through the country, except U.S. citizens. Foreigners can also use the form to adjust their status or extend their stay while in the U.S., but must depart the U.S. on or before the departure date indicated on their Form I-94. Those who must show their legal-visitor status to employers, schools/universities or government agencies can also access their CBP arrival/departure record information from CBP OneTM or the I-94 website.
Additional information about the Form I-94 is readily available on the cbp.gov website. Air and sea travelers, who are issued automated I-94s during the admission process at the port of entry, can also use the app to check their travel history, I-94 expiration date, and obtain proof of their electronic I-94.
Founded on October 28, 2020, CBP OneTM is a mobile application that serves as a single point of entry for travelers and stakeholders to access CBP mobile applications and services. Through a series of intuitive questions, it will guide each type of user to the appropriate services based on their needs.
CBP OneTM can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay, but the application fee for an I-94 while using the mobile app is $6USD, which is the same cost as applying on the I-94 website or upon arrival at a land port of entry.
Although having an approved ESTA is not a requirement to enter the United States via the land border, it will become mandatory on October 1, 2022. Today, citizens and nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries must have an active ESTA to use the CBP OneTM I-94 Application feature. CBP encourages these travelers to obtain an approved ESTA (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/) to take advantage of the time savings offered by using CBP OneTM or the CBP I-94 website (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home). With an ESTA, these travelers can apply for their I-94 in advance of arrival and avoid filling out the Form I-94W at a port of entry.
Want to know more about the CBP OneTM mobile application call Gambacorta Law Office at 847 908 4913.