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Basic Travel Allowance (BTA)

#1 Nwanyioma


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:41 AM

Hello VJ members,
I was wondering if my fiancee has to have a Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) when he is coming to the states in April?
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#2 NigeriaorBust


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:49 AM

There is no such thing as BTA. That is straight from scammer 101 . Make sure he has enough money for some snacks and if he has a layover an emergency hotel and everything will be fine.
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This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

#3 urch



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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

Where is that coming from?
Not necessary!
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#4 a&o


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:41 AM

I've never heard of a Basic Travel Allowance. The only thing U.S. customs asks (on the landing card form) is to declare if you're carrying over $10k in cash. Otherwise you can have zero money and travel to the U.S. on a fiance visa. My husband (then fiance) did get the usual shakedown for small bribes by the airport officials when he was leaving Accra, but that was it.
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#5 lori7734



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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:59 AM

Hello VJ members,
I was wondering if my fiancee has to have a Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) when he is coming to the states in April?

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#6 Darnell


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:26 PM

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