Breaking News: Important CBP Information for Residents and Non-Immigrants.

by | Feb 20, 2023

On February 17, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (#CBP) announced that the office “has engaged in a series of business transformation initiatives aimed at modernizing our processes, enhancing security, optimizing existing resources, reducing operating costs, and creating a welcoming environment for all arriving travelers. These business transformation initiatives include the automation of forms, implementation of mobile technology, utilization of facial matching and optimization of limited resources.”

The pilot will be implemented at the below locations:

  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Chicago International Airport
  • Atlanta International Airport
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Montreal, Canada Preclearance
  • Calgary, Canada Preclearance
  • Toronto, Canada Preclearance
  • New York-Newark International Airport
  • Honolulu International Airport
  • Houston Intercontinental Airport
  • Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Vancouver, Canada Preclearance
  • Dublin, Ireland Preclearance

Land Border Crossings in the below Field Offices:

  • Seattle
  • Buffalo
  • El Paso
  • Detroit
  • Laredo
  • San Diego
  • Tucson

The admission stamp may still be utilized during secondary processing, when appropriate, and in limited circumstances in primary such as processing immigrant visas or upon the specific request of a traveler. If a traveler experiences difficulties in retrieving their I-94 form as proof of admission through the CBP I-94 website or CBP OneTM mobile application, they can contact their local CBP Port of Entry for assistance.

Practice Tips to travelers:

Permanent Residents and Non-Immigrant individuals should hold onto their flight information and boarding passes (considered primary and very useful evidence) as well as any documentation that may demonstrate that they have returned to the U.S. and are here (credit card statements, payment of bills etc.). 

Also, as advised previously, Foreign Nationals and Permanent Residents can always request a stamp in their passports – and this may be done at primary or secondary inspection, depends on the airport and how busy primary inspection is.If you have any questions regarding how to enter to the United States, arrival or departure records, contact our office.

Silvina Tondini, Esq.
Silvina Tondini is a bilingual, skilled, international advocate and a national speaker on Immigration Law with years of diversified experience providing counsel and directing individuals and business clients on business and immigration law matters.

Attorney Silvina Tondini can be reached at (760) 579-2216 or by email at

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact our office.