The I-94 travel record, formally known as the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, is a paper or electronic document issued by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer to all persons entering the United States except U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), returning resident aliens (SB-1 visa holders), and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit.
Since May 2013 Customs and Border Protection began issuing an electronic I-94 record. Every time a foreign visitor enters the United States, CBP generates an electronic I-94 arrival/departure record. Go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/ to access your I-94 record. After entering the required information, you’ll be able to view your electronic I-94 records similar to the screenshot below.
A paper I-94 record will be issued if you meet any of these conditions: A. You entered the United States prior to May 2013. B. You entered the United States at the land ports. C. CBP issued it to certain classes of aliens, such as refugees, certain asylees and parolees. Here is a paper I-94 record sample.
If a paper I-94 record was issued at the entry ports, you can usually it stapled to the passport or travel document.