The identifying number issued with Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, will soon look a little different. Beginning in May 2019, the 11-digit identifier will end in two letters. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the change offers a long-term solution for creating new numbers.
A Form I-94 number consists of 11 numbers. The new number will still have 11 digits but the last two digits will be letters instead of numbers. CBP says the change is necessary because the current numbering system will soon deplete all of its possible number combinations. Each Form I-94 identifier is a unique, one-time-use-only number.
All other parts of the Form I-94 will stay the same. Contact us if you have questions about completing Form I-9 when your new hire presents Form I-94.