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My wife's father is coming to visit the U.S. and we will be attending a baby shower and multiple weddings over the course of 6 months. He already has a tourist visa, but we wanted to know the chance of him getting granted six months at entry. My concern is that he only gets granted a month or two and is forced to miss some events. I am hoping he can get 6 months granted and just wanted to get an idea of how likely it is. I know he could come back but its an extreme hassle as tickets are not cheap.

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I thought baby showers are female only events?

No idea about the odds.


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Has he visited before?If so, how recently and for how long?


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I thought baby showers are female only events?

No idea about the odds.

Lol, yea. Actually weddings are the more important pieces here and they are stretched over 6 months. Also baby shower is early, but the child will be born in 6 month period. I forgot to mention this considering its important piece of it.

Has he visited before?If so, how recently and for how long?

He visited last year for about a month and a half. Back then he got six months.

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Tax issues and obviously medical cover come to mind.


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Considering he used the visa before, and for a reasonable time, got given 6 months then, and did not abuse it,I think the chances of getting 6 months this time are reasonably good, but no=-one can tell you for sure until the stamp is in his passport.


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No one can say for sure but if he has already visited and left without issue then that is certainly in his favour.

What will he do for medical insurance for 6 months?

good luck


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Visited Canada hundreds of time, my company had divisions up there. Until George W. Bush decided with an executive decision to require passports or passcards. Like terrorists would only come here via airlines not considering 3,500 miles of unprotected border. Going to Canada was easy, coming back is pure hell.

Don't know anything about crossing the border in a vehicle, I know Thunder Bay is very lax, people crossing there all the time depending on which country the price of gas is cheaper.

Rest depends on what side of bed the POE officer got up from. Wife to be had a tourist visa, if she asked for an extended stay, would give her an I-94 on the return date of her ticket. If she didn't, would give her six months, but never could use that.

This is another problem, a round trip ticket can be less than a one way ticket, and a round trip ticket has to have a return date. Can also cost a small fortune to have that changed. So not sure how your father is going to work around this.

Obama can reverse this decision, but don't feel he will, if just one terrorist crosses the border with the airlines, would be the end of him.

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No one can say for sure but if he has already visited and left without issue then that is certainly in his favour.

What will he do for medical insurance for 6 months?

good luck

We just won't get medical insurance. I know its a risk, just hoping he doesn't get sick.

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Watched a program on the History Channel on the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Showed literally millions of dollars worth of IR equipment watching every bit of that river with an entire staff working 24/7 plus all kinds of watercraft.

Nothing about a terrorist crossing, their prime job, but secondary was catching smugglers with marijuana and alcohol. Spent the whole hour chasing a young women suspected of smuggling, but if she managed to cross the border back in the Canada, would be home free. They had a staff tracking her for over two weeks and was just a suspect at the time. And aren't they getting any cooperation from the Canadian police? Canada has police, don't they?

A young woman in my home town was arrested for selling marijuana, she was just put on probation, this operation had to cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars to catch that woman in Detroit.

I was shocked at my last visit to Toronto, added another million square feet for security, we had to wait hours to get our luggage, hauled it four blocks and have it inspected again! Seemed awfully strange living close to a country we had open borders with ever since the beginning of time with Canada. And if it wasn't for a poor secretary of state we had after the War of 1812, Canada would have been part of the US.

And this border crossing was not done by our congress, just an executive order from Bush that got away with murder for breaking over 693 laws of our constitution. Sure making life miserable for us common people.

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