I94 | Cross Border Xpress


All foreign passengers traveling more than 25 miles (approx. 40 km) from the border or staying more than 30 days in the United States will be required to prepay and complete their provisional I-94 permit before crossing through CBX.

Follow these simple steps to prepay and complete your provisional I-94 permit online:

  1. Go to the https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov website or download the CBP One app
  2. Find the section “Visiting the U.S. & Arriving via a Land Border” and select “APPLY FOR NEW I-94” then click “APPLY NOW”.
  3. Begin completing the requested information, remember to select the “Via a Land Border” option.
  4. If your visa is in your passport, you will need to enter both your visa and passport information. Note: If your visa is in an expired Mexican passport, you need to add the number of the expired passport and the issue date and expiration date of the new passport.
    • Don't use accents
    • Dont use punctuation marks
    • Make sure you don't leave spaces between characters
    • If you're traveling with a group and you need more than one permit, use the Add Traveler option

    Identify the information on your Passport and Visa

  5. Your passport information is not required if your visa is in a card format (BCC).

    Identify the information on your Passport and Visa

  6. Proceed to checkout and pay online (cash is not accepted). The I-94 permit costs $6 USD and can be paid with PayPal, debit, or credit card. Payment is non-refundable.
  7. An electronic receipt will be generated once you have completed your I-94 payment. You can save it by downloading the file or taking a screenshot. We recommend doing both.
  8. Remember this is a provisional permit. Once you have applied for your I-94 permit, you must present yourself at a port of entry to cross into the United States within a period of no more than 7 days where U.S. immigration officials will determine whether or not they approve your I-94 permit. There are no refunds, if you do not present yourself at an official border crossing within the allotted your application will no longer be valid.
  9. To prepare for your trip through CBX, make sure you have your current documentation (Passport, B1/B2 visa) and electronic I-94 payment receipt with you. The CBP officer will check your I-94 permit in the system with the details of your passport or visa that you used at the time of application.
  10. Remember to also have proof of residence, employment and/or travel plans with you, as U.S. immigration officers may ask for them when you cross.

For more information or questions, visit the official CBP website https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov