According to reports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded a pilot program to eliminate entry stamps (the ink stamp, not the visa stamp) upon admission to the United States, begun in December 2021. Records of admission are now documented online at CBP’s I-94 website.
Ports of entry participating in the pilot program to eliminate entry stamps include:
- Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL))
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
- Calgary International Airport (YYC)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Dublin Airport (DUB)
- Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH))
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
- New York (John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK))
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
- Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)
- Land ports of entry at Buffalo, Detroit, El Paso, Laredo, San Diego, Seattle, and Tucson
The admission stamp may be used during secondary processing, when appropriate, and in limited circumstances in primary processing, such as when processing immigrant visas or upon the specific request of a traveler, CBP said. Travelers experiencing difficulties in retrieving their I-94 form as proof of admission through the CBP website or mobile application can contact their local CBP port of entry for assistance.
Travelers must still obtain visas, unless exempt.