On April 30, 2013 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) automated the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, process at air and sea ports and will expand the automated process nationwide to all air and sea ports of entry by the end of May. CBP will continue to provide the paper Forms I-94 to certain classes of aliens arriving to the United States by air or sea, such as refugees, certain asylees and parolees, and whenever CBP determines the issuance of the paper Form I-94 is appropriate. Additionally, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to issue the paper Form I-94 to aliens who are already in the United States.
How will this affect E-Verify?
CBP I-94 record automation will not affect E-Verify. If your employee provided their foreign passport with their Form I-94 arrival/departure record, you will be required to enter the foreign passport information they provided in Section 1 when creating a case in E-Verify.
How will this affect Form I-9?
Employers may see new Forms I-94 (see example below) presented to them after automation that look different than paper Forms I-94.
The Form I-94 printout from the CBP website is an official Form I-94. However, CBP I-94 record automation will not affect Form I-9. On the current version of Form I-9 (03/08/13)Nemployees that choose to provide their I-94 Admission number, will either:
Record information about their foreign passport they used to enter the United States if they obtained their I-94 Admission number from CBP (whether directly or from the CBP website) in connection with their arrival in the United States. Below is an example of the new Electronic I-94 Admission Number; OR
Write “N/A” in the foreign passport fields if they obtained their I-94 Admission number from USCIS within the United States or they entered without a Foreign Passport.
For more information on completing the Form I-9, please refer to www.uscis.gov/I-9Central. For more information or help about CBP I-94 record automation, please visit https://help.cbp.gov/app/home.
E-Verify Monitoring & Compliance Listening Sessions
On April 23, 2013, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST) E-Verify will host a listening session (Listening Session) to collect feedback from users like you about E-Verify’s Monitoring and Compliance (M&C) team. During this listening session (Listening Session), E-Verify will provide an overview of its M&C activities, which aim to assist E-Verify users with possible compliance issues. E-Verify also welcomes your feedback on experiences with the M&C team. Read the full event invitation (Meeting Invitation) and learn more about how to participate.