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Tourist Visa - Different Airports?

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Hi there,

I have a friend who is coming to the US for the first time on a tourist visa. I have a question that I couldn't find any answers on Google for. She's coming with her family to NY, staying for a month there, and is planning to stay in LA for another month, and fly back home to the Philippines (alone) from there. Will there be any potential issues with this?

Hopefully the more experienced VJ'ers can answer these for us. Thanks! :)

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Fantastic! Am assuming that all they are looking for at POE is a ticket/proof that she will be flying back within that timeframe?

Who knows

They may go thru her luggage, they may read notes she has in her purse, they may just stamp her passport and tell her have a great day...

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The length of her allowed stay is determined by the stamp at the port of entry. For example B1/B2 might be a 6 month tourist/business visa but if the official thinks you should leave after your "holiday" they will put a date less than 6 months in your passport.

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Fantastic! Am assuming that all they are looking for at POE is a ticket/proof that she will be flying back within that timeframe?

One of the things they will ask and other things like where are you staying, who are you visiting, what are your plans to visit USA. Keep in mind that an Immigration Officer can still turn a person away if they find something out of order.

How Can I Use a Visa to Enter the United States?

Having a U.S. visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the United States. While having a visa does not guarantee entry to the United States, it does indicate a consular officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined you are eligible to seek entry for that specific purpose. DHS/CBP inspectors, guardians of the nation’s borders, are responsible for admission of travelers to the United States, for a specified status and period of time. DHS also has responsibility for immigration matters while you are present in the United States

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