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Hi all, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.

I am a UK national and recently spent 6 months in the states, march - early september, on a B2 tourist visa.

I'm wanting to return for a week for thanksgiving, at the end of november. My visa lasts 10 years and allows for multiple entries, but I'm unsure as to whether or not I can re-enter so soon after leaving. From what I can tell, there's no set rule on this, you just have to appear to be visiting rather than living there, so spending longer than 6 months in a year is discouraged.

However, I have no plans to stay longer than a week and if I proceed, I will have a return ticket to show when I enter the US.

I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions or experience on whether or not I would be allowed entry at the boarder or turned away.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hi all, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.

I am a UK national and recently spent 6 months in the states, march - early september, on a B2 tourist visa.

I'm wanting to return for a week for thanksgiving, at the end of november. My visa lasts 10 years and allows for multiple entries, but I'm unsure as to whether or not I can re-enter so soon after leaving. From what I can tell, there's no set rule on this, you just have to appear to be visiting rather than living there, so spending longer than 6 months in a year is discouraged.

However, I have no plans to stay longer than a week and if I proceed, I will have a return ticket to show when I enter the US.

I was just wondering if anyone had any opinions or experience on whether or not I would be allowed entry at the boarder or turned away.

Any help would be much appreciated.

You are correct in that there is no set rule, but rule of thumb is you need to be spending more time in your homeland than in the US or your not considered a tourist anymore. It's a crapshoot really, if you show strong ties to the UK and get a CBP officer on a good day, they may let you back in for a week or two. The only way to find out is to try, just stinks that you'll have to purchase your plane tickets to find out.

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