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coming to work on b1/b2 visas on yachts based in us.

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i have a ten year b1/b2 visa issued last year in london. i am a uk citizen.

ive been working for the past year on a yacht based in florida,(a yacht registered in the caymans), coming in and out the country many times with her no problem. last year i met a wonderful woman and are engaged to be married next year.

i have since left that yacht, and am doing contract work for other yachts around the world, intending to return to the us to the house i now share with my fiancee.

my concern now is, that when i finish a contract with a yacht, am i going to be let back in the us without a letter of employment, or no definite job to come back to?.would it be best for me to simply come in on a visitor basis, and always have a return ticket to the uk available should they ask?

many thanks


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Your visa allow you to visit the US, but it doesn't allow you to stay indefinitely.

If you intend to live here, your US Citizen girlfriend can file for a finance visa on your behalf, or you can get married and she files for a spousal visa. Either way, you should plan on spending approximately a year at home in the UK.

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