May 16, 2008

Requesting New I-94 for Misprinted One

Apparently in early 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received approximately one million I-94 Arrival-Departure cards that were misprinted. Specifically, they each were missing one digit. I-94s should have eleven digits, comprised of nine digits, a space, and then two more digits. We are advised that the misprint has caused problems with people getting Social Security cards due to this error.

CBP has reported that the defective I-94 cards have been recalled and replaced. A person with a misprinted I-94 may request that CBP issue a new card through Deferred Inspection or at a Port of Entry.

By: Martha James