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Entering the U.S. - Forms on the Plane PDF Print E-mail
  • On the plane to the United States you will be given two forms you have to fill out:
    • The I-94 form will reflect the date of your entry into the United States and your status in the country
    • The Customs Declaration Form
  • I-94 Card - While on your flight to the United States, you will complete a white card that will reflect the date of your entry into the United States and your status in the country. This I-94 Admission-Departure Card contains a unique eleven-digit number, which the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau (ICE) use in their database to record your stay. When you present your documents to the officer, the officer will review them, stamp them, and return them to you. It may also include the symbol “D/S” stamped on the card. This means “Duration of Status”, and it is shows the period of time in which you must depart from the U.S. You will give this card to an ICE officer or airline official when you leave the U.S., so it is extremely important that you keep the I-94 Card throughout your entire stay.
  • This card is one of the most important documents you have, and should be kept together with your passport and J1 Work and Travel visa (already in your passport). Please attach or staple the card to one of the pages in your passport.
  • Please make sure both forms are thoroughly and clearly filled out. If you need any assistance with filling out the forms, please ask the flight attendant.
 
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