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    HELLO,

    I'm french,my boyfriend is american and we just had a baby together.
    I went to see him the first time in february 2002 and stayed for a month, then I went back to see him 2 months later and stayed for 3 months.
    The immigration officers gave me a hard time at the airport this time but they still let me in the US.
    Then my boyfriend came to see me several time in France and now I'm planning on going there againfor a month in december so we can spend Christmas together.
    Do you think they could send me back to France this time knowing that my child has the same name as his father and that I can give them proof that I have a permanent job in France and that I'm off work cause I just had a baby and that I really don't have the intention to get married or anything??
    Please answer me as soon as possible.
    Thank you

    Audrey

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    HELLO,

    I'm french,my boyfriend is american and we just had a baby together.
    I went to see him the first time in february 2002 and stayed for a month, then I went back to see him 2 months later and stayed for 3 months.
    The immigration officers gave me a hard time at the airport this time but they still let me in the US.
    Then my boyfriend came to see me several time in France and now I'm planning on going there againfor a month in december so we can spend Christmas together.
    Do you think they could send me back to France this time knowing that my child has the same name as his father and that I can give them proof that I have a permanent job in France and that I'm off work cause I just had a baby and that I really don't have the intention to get married or anything??
    Please answer me as soon as possible.
    Thank you

    Audrey

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    • #3
      Yes they can give you a hard time. They might still think that you intend to stay in the US and not go home even if you have a job.
      They just need to think that there is a chance that you'll stay and they can send you back home.

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      • #4
        Couple of ????

        Last time you were in the US, did you tell them you were visiting the boyfriend, if not, then how would they know your child has his name?

        Also, is the baby visiting with you in December?

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        • #5
          Ooops, pressed send too soon. Also, when my fiance (now soon to be ex H) and I were waiting for K visa, he came here a few times, and he never mentioned that he had a girlfirend, and when possible, he also arranged to land at different airport each time, so it didn't look like he was an intending immigrant visiting the same town each time he was here.

          I remember back then, before 911, that he was questioned, and each time he entered USA he made it a point to make sure his visit here allowed for him to visit some USA company and do research...this way he could legitimately state that he was researching USA business practises

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          • #6
            No the first time I didn't tell them he was my boyfriend but I think they were suspicious but they still let me in.
            And I think they register his name cause I was staying with him so I put his name on the form and my child's name will be on my passport I guess don't u think they'll see it?
            I have to buy my tickets by next week so I really need to know if I should stay or not cause i have a child and being banned for 5 years would be really bad so help me please
            THANK YOU

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            • #7
              Do u think I should just go ahead and tell them I want to spend Christmas with my baby's father?

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              • #8
                Well, first the baby's first and last names on the passport are the same as your BF's?

                Bringing baby with?

                No, I would not tell them you intend to visit baby's father...if that is not a reason to want to reside in the USA, I can't think of another better one. So, my advise would be not to do that.

                Can you not ask your boyfriend if there is a friend or a hotel nearby that you could list on the I-94?

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                • #9
                  Yes I would like to travel with my baby and his last name is the same as his father.

                  Don't you think it'll be obvious too if I give the name of a hotel?
                  What could I tell them then if they ask me why I want to stay in a hotel and the last time I stayed with a man that has the same last name as my baby?

                  Oh my God I think the best thing to do is to stay here but my b/f will be sooooo sad and I'll go crazy!!

                  The bad thing about it is that my intention is really NOT to stay in the US right now, I mean the day I'll do it I'll do it the legal way!!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Audrey,
                    This is a bit-confusing situation. Lot of times people change their names and surnames but I don't know what are the laws of your country and it wouldn't be a good idea to do so just for a trip and should it help after doing so...there is a big question mark...
                    All I can say if you wanna take a chance...just give it a try without big hopes ...sometimes it works...wish you good luck... Pasha

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                    • #11
                      Oh I don't want to change my baby's last name, what I'm saying is that the officer might see it's the same as the person I came to see the first and second time I went to the US and tell me to go back home...

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                      • #12
                        Audrey:

                        I don't want to mislead you, but as I can see it, the port authorities could determine that there is a real chance that there is immigrant intent, especally if you are bringing the baby with you. Now were you to not bring your child, then I think they MIGHT not be inclined to think that way. What mother would abandon her newborn?

                        However, if your boyfriend has a friend elsewhere, with whom you could be staying, then it could be interpretted that you have many friends in that area, and that is why you visit frequently.

                        Have you considered asking your boyfriend to come and see you instead?

                        And then you say that right now you have no intention to live in America? If that might that change in the near future, I would not wish that these visits could cause problems when and if you applied for a fiancee visa in the future. As things have changed a lot in the past years since 911.

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                        • #13
                          Thank you for your advice.

                          I think you are right and that going there in december would be a problem if I ask for a fiancé visa later.

                          My b/f stayed here for 3 months and he just left and now he has to get a job so he can't come back.

                          Do you know how long it takes to get a fiancé visa and if they can deny your entry in the US even if u get it?

                          Thanks a lot for answering all my questions, that's very kind of you.

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                          • #14
                            Why would coming here to visit possibly cause a problem later on if she did a k-1?

                            Audrey, in prior posts on this subject I've read where you would want to have plenty of proof that you have every intent of going back to home country. Proof of job is one thing, but proof of other commitments would probably be needed also. I've listed links on other threads about k-1 and on the BCIS site there is a lot of information. How long it takes to process varies according to what service center your fiance uses. The link on the left for processing times gives some info per service center for the I-129f, as well as other petitions. Things don't always go exactly by this time frame though.

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                            • #15
                              Come on -- let's use some common sense:

                              How many TOURISTS came to the US to vacation and have a good time, and drag their little kid as well. Especially a SINGLE mom or dad?

                              Very few!

                              If you show up -- kid in tow -- and say you're here to "enjoy the sights, see disneyland and check out the restaurants and nightlife", of course they're not gonna fall for that.

                              They're gonna immediately ask "Where's the dad?"

                              "Who you're here to see?"

                              "What's their relation to you?"

                              "What do you intend to do here?"

                              "Why didn't you leave the baby with family. What purpose is the baby having with comign here?"

                              They do this ALL DAY. Don't think you can get one above these guys. A USC baby, a USC father, already been here 2-3 times already. You've been lucky so far. On the first visit -- they could've bounced you saying you have a major reason to stay and not go back.

                              remember: Once you get denied -- you can't use the VWP program again.

                              -= nav =-

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