The I-94 form registers arrivals and departures of foreigners in the United States, and it has a cost of $6 dollars.

It must be requested and filled out at the moment of arrival.

It may be issued for a period of 6 months.

When you should get it:

  • If your visit will last more than 72 hours.
  • If your destination is more than 25 miles (42 kilometers) away from the border.
  • If you arrive through any of these Sonoran Port of Entries: Sonoyta, Nogales, Naco or Auga Prieta, you can travel up to 65 miles (110 kilometers), as long as your stay is less than 72 hours and within the Arizona state only.


  • Visa.
  • Pay $6 dollar fee.
  • Proof of residence.
  • Payment Receipts.
  • Bank Statement.
  • Address of where you will be staying.


  1. Get in line to be interviewed by a CBP officer.
  2. Pay $6 dollar fee.
  3. Wait for the permit.

Returning the I-94 form

It must be returned to a CBP officer when departing the United States .

If you intend to go back to the United States in less than 30 days, you can keep the permit, as long as it hasn't expired..


Last Update: 29 February 2012.
This is intended only for research purposes, for more accurate details, please get in touch with the Immigration office or the CBP.