Part 2, Item 22 on Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, asks for “Date of Your Last Arrival Into the United States.” When you entered the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) likely provided you with Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) at the port of entry. The Date of Your Last Arrival is the date you most recently arrived in the U.S.
If you arrived to the United States via air or sea after May 2013, CBP likely issued you an electronic I-94. Your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record should be available electronically on CBP’s I-94 Website. Look for the “Date of Entry” on your I-94 record.
On the other hand, individuals who entered through a land border crossing typically receive a paper-based I-94 record. Also, CBP likely issued you a paper I-94 if you arrived at an air or sea port before May 2013. You can find the date of your last arrival within a stamp in the upper right hand corner of the I-94.
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Date of Your Last Arrival – Without Inspection
If you entered the U.S. without inspection (without papers), there is no official record of your entry. You will have to use a date of entry based on a best estimate. This may be the case on I-765 applications related to Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Use a date that you believe to be accurate.
Port of Entry
In some cases, your port of entry to the U.S. could actually be in a foreign country. U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains Preclearance operations in certain overseas locations to inspect travelers prior to boarding U.S.-bound flights. Therefore, your I-94 record (or passport) may have one date, but your physical arrival in the United States was a day later. In this case, use the arrival date from the port of entry.
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