Despite the automation of Form I-94, "USCIS will continue to require applicants to submit a paper copy of Form I-94 when requesting certain benefits. Other government agencies, such as State Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs), also require a paper copy of Form I-94."
However, "nonimmigrants who are authorized to work may present a paper copy of Form I-94 to their employers during the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) process."
USCIS – CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today published an interim final rule in the Federal Register to automate Form I-94, Arrival/De…