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    Hey,

    Last year I renewed my B2 visa (I've renewed visas twice because me and my parents would go to US every year for tourism) and I went to the US to visit friends. They took me to a little room to have an interview as to why I was there, etc, but they let me in. They did write some number in a notebook and got my signature, but they issued me a 6 month stay.

    I stayed the whole six months. It's been four months since then, and I wanted to go again so I can visit some colleges I've applied to that start this Fall (I need to give them some docs) and to visit my boyfriend.

    1) Is is likely for my entry to be denied?

    2) Is it ok for me to say that I'm going to be staying at my boyfriend's?

    3) What documents other than passport and return tickets should I bring to prove that I am going to return home?

    I am really scared of going because I've heard that they usually deny entry if you stay there for the whole duration of your I-94, is that true?

    Does the fact that I had to go to the little room and sign my name and all that the first time interferes with my trip NOW?

    Also, I need to pay off a debt I had at a hospital last year. Will that show in the Immigration Official's computer at the Port of entry?

    I'd appreciate some help, please

    Thank you in advance and I'm sorry for any stupid questions, I'm new here

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    Hey,

    Last year I renewed my B2 visa (I've renewed visas twice because me and my parents would go to US every year for tourism) and I went to the US to visit friends. They took me to a little room to have an interview as to why I was there, etc, but they let me in. They did write some number in a notebook and got my signature, but they issued me a 6 month stay.

    I stayed the whole six months. It's been four months since then, and I wanted to go again so I can visit some colleges I've applied to that start this Fall (I need to give them some docs) and to visit my boyfriend.

    1) Is is likely for my entry to be denied?

    2) Is it ok for me to say that I'm going to be staying at my boyfriend's?

    3) What documents other than passport and return tickets should I bring to prove that I am going to return home?

    I am really scared of going because I've heard that they usually deny entry if you stay there for the whole duration of your I-94, is that true?

    Does the fact that I had to go to the little room and sign my name and all that the first time interferes with my trip NOW?

    Also, I need to pay off a debt I had at a hospital last year. Will that show in the Immigration Official's computer at the Port of entry?

    I'd appreciate some help, please

    Thank you in advance and I'm sorry for any stupid questions, I'm new here

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    • #3
      Hi, anya242

      The problem is that you don't come here for tourism, you come here every year claiming it's for tourism or practical training purposes,but all the while you work at mcdonalds, dunkin-donuts,lucky-joe's or wherever else, you make/save some money (prolly $5000-6000), then you go back home and come back again next year...to do it all over again...now you also plan to marry some poor guy for a GC who doesn't even suspect what is really in your mind (but you can ask Michael, he already knows!)

      You think people are stupid here?
      Think again!

      When you realize that you are not the smartest person on planet Earth you will also get answers to most of your questions, all by yourself.

      Good luck
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      • #4
        I have never done such things. At all.

        I have never worked at US on any types of visas. I went last year after not going for 5 years and I am 22. The previous visits were with my parents and I stayed for 2 or 3 weeks at Disneyword and Miami O_O.

        I am actually planning to stay only for 2 weeks now so I can visit the colleges I applied to. I stayed the whole 6 months last year but I didn't work at all and didn't break ANY laws whatsoever.

        I think you got the wrong impression. :/

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        • #5
          Hehehe, you think am going to believe you? Hehehe
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          • #6
            I thought you would, I'm telling the truth.

            I am just asking because I am scared of being denied entry because I stayed the whole duration, that's all.

            I have my application files and acceptance letters from the colleges, my scores at tests (I took, bank statements, credit cards, return tickets. I don't know if that's enough proof that I do NOT intend to immigrate, that's why I'm asking all these questions.

            But thanks anyway.

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            • #7
              Hello!
              You need to be very very careful!! what country are you coming from???
              I have a friend coming from overseas Denmark, and they sent her back, she was visiting as she always does, she bought another ticket and the second time, they let her in - she only visits for 1 month every year. No intentions to go to college whatsoever...

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              • #8
                Staying the entire time allowed by your I-94 shouldn't be a cause to find inadmissibility. But remember, the burden is ON YOU to show you actually never worked or engaged in a violation of your terms of admission. That's why they ask questions.

                If it's later discovered that you lied, you could be found to be inadmissible for life.

                If you somehow didn't comply with the terms of admission, it will be on YOU to show a compelling reason as to why that happened.

                The longer you stay, the more questions you will be asked, YOU have the burden of showing why you should be admitted.

                However, if you did nothing wrong, and if you don't mind answering a few questions, you should be okay provided you actually intend to comply with all regulations.

                If you have questions, ask a lawyer.

                -THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE-

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                • #9
                  I've heard of a lot of cases where people travelling to the US on the VWP or on a tourist visa have been denied entry.
                  In most cases, it's people that repeatedly stay for lengthy periods in the US. If I remember rightly, they look at a rolling twelve month period, so if you've spent more time in the US than your home country, they could reach the conclusion that you're using the tourist visa (or VWP) to bypass immigration laws and maintain residence in the US.

                  More than showing your valid reasons for wanting to enter the US, I would take ample documentation that you don't intend to stay. They will be more interested in that if they have doubts. By this, I mean proof of ongoing ties to your home country, such as a lease or mortgage, proof of ongoing employment, utility bills and the like.
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                  • #10
                    The point I tried to make is that if the person has not stayed in the U.S. beyond the time allowed by the I-94, and if the person doesn't mind answering question and bearing the burden of proof (showing evidence), then the person should not be regarded as inadmissible, and could apply for admission provided the person does not intend to violate the law.

                    It's a completely different story when the person has overstayed the I-94 or violated status, i.e. being employed without authorization.

                    The person may be admissible, but will have the burden of proof when it comes to showing admissibility. That is true regardless of any time spent in the United States.

                    If the OP has questions, he/she should consult with a lawyer or official.

                    -THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE-

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                    • #11
                      I'm confused, Houston. Who said you were wrong?

                      What I was referring to is relevant for people who hadn't overstayed or violated status, and I personally know people that it has happened to. Three of them were people going through the process and off to visit their fiancé(e) or spouse.
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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by anya242:
                        Hey,

                        Last year I renewed my B2 visa (I've renewed visas twice because me and my parents would go to US every year for tourism) and I went to the US to visit friends. They took me to a little room to have an interview as to why I was there, etc, but they let me in. They did write some number in a notebook and got my signature, but they issued me a 6 month stay.

                        I stayed the whole six months. It's been four months since then, and I wanted to go again so I can visit some colleges I've applied to that start this Fall (I need to give them some docs) and to visit my boyfriend.

                        1) Is is likely for my entry to be denied?

                        2) Is it ok for me to say that I'm going to be staying at my boyfriend's?

                        3) What documents other than passport and return tickets should I bring to prove that I am going to return home?

                        I am really scared of going because I've heard that they usually deny entry if you stay there for the whole duration of your I-94, is that true?

                        Does the fact that I had to go to the little room and sign my name and all that the first time interferes with my trip NOW?

                        Also, I need to pay off a debt I had at a hospital last year. Will that show in the Immigration Official's computer at the Port of entry?

                        I'd appreciate some help, please

                        Thank you in advance and I'm sorry for any stupid questions, I'm new here </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                        1. It is possible for your entry to be deinied because of the lack of time between your last visit and now. Additionally, you now have a bf which customs and/or consulate staff would question. The question is whether your primary purpose is to visit your bf or to visit the college you applied for. The other question is did you visit the college on your last visit. If not, why?

                        2. If you are staying at your BF's house, they might think the B visa is the wrong visa and more like to suggest the K1 visa. The reason is that it is your intent to immigrate to the US and not temporarily visit for a pseificid peirod of time.

                        3. Any evidence that would justify your trip to visiting the college you applied for.

                        What might help is if your return flight is less than a month for your duration in the US. It would help but not guarantee your approval. Any denial would be based on intent, not your length of stay. Try to keep the boyfriend out of it as much as possible when you go for the interview.
                        "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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                        • #13
                          The field manual for inspectors clearly mentions that even relatives of USC qualify for B status depending on specific intent at the specific time of entry.

                          The crux of this matter is the questioning. If the OP doesn't mind being questioned again and again, then he/she could apply for admission provided he or she is willing to answer all questions truthfully and can explain, and document, to the satisfaction of the officials all related issues.

                          However, if the OP intends to evade the law, he or she should first understand such actions are unlawful and will be discovered at entry.

                          -THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE-

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                          • #14
                            few people have the resources to be a "tourist" in the US for six months...which means aya242 is lying about her not having worked during that time...of course, she will claim she watched television the whole time...which is a load of bee ess....tourists stay a short period of time in a foreign country...and obviously she has no job (except the one she wants to return to in the US), no studies, no nothing except a BF...I hope she gets denied admission and her visa cancelled....then she can try to explain how she was able to live in the US for six months without working (no doubt we'll hear more wild stories like (a) her boyfriend paid for everything [sure] or (b) her parents sent her money [but she will have no proof of any electronic transfers -- only some silly letter from her parents making that false claim or (c) she took $40,000 with her on the plane....which is another load of U-No-What...

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                            • #15
                              And she thinks she is smart enough to fool people around, hehehe
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