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Proof of Visa Goes Paperless

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The paper card issued to foreign working artists upon arrival to the U.S. is going electronic. U.S. Customs and Border protection has announced that beginning April 30 and throughout mid-May, issuance of paper I-94 cards will be phased out at U.S. airports. Verification of an individual’s visa status and the length of the approved stay will be accessible online. The new site will be up and running as of April 30. While information about a visitor’s visa classification will be stamped into his/her passport and be accessible electronically, the I-94 remains the most important form of legal documentation for visa holders upon arrival in the U.S. It is advised to print a hard copy. Learn more about this new development on