Form I-102 allows nonimmigrants to replace Form I-94 or I-95 Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document. In order to reduce cost and streamline the operation, the U.S. CBP (Customs and Border Protection) has automated the process of filing the application. The automated system will generate electronic arrival/departure record with all the data elements found in the paper form.
You will receive a CBP admission stamp that will show the date of admission, category of admission, and expiration date. Most recently, this document has been issued electronically, not necessarily on paper. A paper form will be provided for limited alien class such as asylees, refugees, parolees, and whenever CBP deems that issuance of a paper form is required.
Application for Replacement / Renewal of Form I-94
You need to file Form I-102 in case you were issued Form I-95, I-94 , or I-94W by the CBO for granting extension of stay or change of status, and the file contains incorrect information. The incorrect information can be regarding your name, date of birth, date of admission, or visa classification.
Remember that you need to file I-102 with the USCIS if your original arrival/departure Form issued by the CBP was mutilated, lost, or destroyed. If you have entered the U.S. after April 30, 2013 when the program was automated, you won’t be issued paper Form I-94. You cannot use file I-102 to obtain paper version of the electronic form.
Make Payment for Filing Fee
You have to pay a filing fee to the USCIS when submitting Form I-102. At present the filing fee is $330. But you should check to make sure that your fee payment meets current requirements.
Note that if you think that the error was caused due to the fault of CBP personnel, you may request for a waiver of the fee. You should go to the nearest CBP Port of Entry (POE) or Deferred Inspection Office (DIO) to have the information corrected. In case your request is granted, you will need to make payment when submitting the form.
In case you want to receive a notification through email or text message about the status of your application Form I-102, you need to complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance. The form needs to be attached to the first page of the Form I-102 when submitting to the USCIS Lockbox facility.