CBP Provides Information on Correcting I-94s
List of Customs & Border Protection Bureau (CBP) Deferred Inspection
Offices for Correction of Erroneous Form I-94s
The Customs and Border Protection bureau of the DHS has pointed to relevant
provisions of its field instructions regarding how to get I-94 errors
corrected. A list of the field offices at which corrections can be made
Excerpts from the Customs and Border Protection Inspector's Field Manual state:
15.12 Correcting Erroneous Admissions.
a) General. Authority exists in 8 CFR 101.2 to create a record of a previous
admission where none exists or to correct an erroneous record, provided
the error was not a result of deliberate deception or fraud on the part
of the alien. Erroneous records include, but are not limited to:
- Misspelled name
- Incorrect or inverted date-of-birth (DOB)
- Visa classification reflecting the incorrect non-immigrant classification
as noted on the non-immigrant visa, as well as, the classification the
alien was admitted under.
- The B-2 visitors stay was limited without signed supervisory approval
- recording the visa expiration date instead of the petition expiration date
as the authorized period of stay.
Jurisdiction for correcting such errors made at the ports-of-entry lies
with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Therefore, CBP locations are
responsible for the review and issuance of the appropriate documents to
correct the error, to include updating the Non-immigrant Information System
(NIIS) as outlined below. Since mail-in procedures are not available, aliens
will be allowed to report to the nearest CBP deferred inspection office
or port-of-entry, regardless of where the actual document was issued.
In many instances, the CBP location of the traveler's final destination
where the discrepancy will be resolved may not be the portof- entry of