Arrival/Departure Card Law and Legal Definition

This is the formal name for Form I-94. Therefore, the card is also known as I-94 card. This is a small white card given to all non-immigrant aliens entering the United States. This card is issued at all US ports of entry by an officer of the CBP. The card once issued by the CBP Officer states the legal period of stay and status by which the alien individual is permitted to remain in the United States. Admission record portion is collected at the port of entry and the departure record portion is stamped and collected by the immigration officer when a person leaves the United States. This card should be returned by the traveler upon his departure from the United States.