To get started, read and understand all the questions and statements incorporated in the form. This form is intended for every nonimmigrant visitor with no visitor’s visa. The purpose is to give the terms and conditions of a visitor’s admissibility to the USA. It also documents the arrival as well as departure of an alien to the USA. An applicant waives one’s rights to review or question the determination or decision of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer pertaining to admissibility issue. Also, it involves an applicant’s waiver to contest any action or deportation, an application for asylum.
This form, 1-94 Arrival/Departure Record, must be completed accurately by all persons entering the United States either by land or by ship. Those who are exempted to complete the same are U.S. citizens, aliens with immigrant visas, returning resident aliens, and Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. In completing this form, take note of items 1 through 17 (Arrival Record) and items 18 through 21 (Departure Record). The purposes of accomplishing this form are to (1) give the terms of admissions; (2) document the arrival and departure; (3) assist Department of Homeland Security in determining the applicant’s admissibility or entry; and help law enforcement in case an applicant becomes a public charge.
The applicant applying for foreign-trade zone admission and or status designation needs to fill out information completely and accurately. The form is also found at https://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/form-214b-application-foreign-trade-zone-admission- andor-status-designation.