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Filed: Timeline


I’m from Spain and I’ve been in the States under the Visa Waiver Program three times and I’m going for the fourth one:

1st time: Sept-Dec 2008 (almost 90 days)

--- I came back there with a Student Visa (F1): Mar-Aug 2009 (almost 6 months)

2nd time: May-Aug 2010 (almost 90 days)

3rd time: Dec 2010-Jan 2011 (for about a month)

4th time: March 08-24, 2011 (16 days)

I’ve never had problems at the border (or at the embassy, when I applied for the F1), but now I’m a little worried. As you can see, next month I will enter again under VWP.

I’ve never lied: I’ve always been there for pleasure, for the experience and for the language.

The last 2 times I went there because I started a relationship with an American.

I need advice: I don’t know if this time I will have problems; I don’t know if they ask me, I should tell them that I’m visiting my boyfriend or not. I’ve heard that you can have problems saying that, because they could think that you are planning to stay longer.

Of course I’m not planning to stay longer and I don’t want to have problems.

Thank you in advance!

PS: I’m flying from Europe to San Francisco.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

NEVER lie, if you are visiting your boyfriend, say you are visiting your boyfriend

Carry strong ties to your home country to make the crossing easier

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Timeline

Last time I went to the US (november 2010), for the first time, the officer asked if there was somebody I was visiting (maybe because I planned to stay there 2 months); I told him I was visiting my girlfriend; he asked just few questions about her nationality and if she was working there, and he welcomed me to the US.

I was particularly worried because in August the officer asked a lot of questions and I guess got suspicious about something; I just brought papers from my university to ease my time with the officer, but he didn't ask anything about me.

Tell the truth and you'll be fine.

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