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I-94 Arrivals Program

I-94 Arrivals Program

The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) manages the I-94 arrivals program (I-94) in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  The I-94 provides a count of visitor arrivals to the United States (with stays of 1-night or more) to calculate U.S. travel and tourism volume exports.

I-94s are processed to determine U.S. visitation from overseas (all modes) and Mexico air and sea travelers.  To understand the magnitude of the filtering that is involved in processing I-94 raw data, in 2019 DHS/CBP provided NTTO with 342,345,528 I-94 arrival records of which only 43,205,712 records represented travel from overseas countries (all modes) and Mexico air and sea.
This program consists of three parts to report international arrivals to the United States: DHS I-94 arrivals data, which non-U.S. citizens from overseas countries and Mexico (traveling by air and sea) must complete to enter the United States; Statistics Canada’s International Travel Survey; and  Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía/INEGI (Banco de Mexico) monthly Mexican resident arrivals data.  Mexican visitors to the United States within the 25-mile (40 kilometer) frontier zone are not included.


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