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I have a quick question friends, I have my parents travelling on B2 visitors visa. Do they need to carry a roundtrip ticket with them? Or just a oneway ticket would suffice.


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It can be a one-way, but usually a round-trip is easier. A round-trip ticket is only a requirement for the VWP, not a B-2 visa.

If they try to enter the US on a B-2 with a one-way, they may have problems.


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Usually return tickets are cheaper.


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What Boiler said

Also why would you only buy a one way ticket. It's not like they are immigrating and their return can be really far in the future if they are not going back for a while, like an extended vacation. Mine was coming here February and going back December.


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On all my previous entries to US as a B1/B2 visa holder, the immigration officer always asked for my return ticket, so yeah, it's advisable that your parents get a round trip ticket.

If you're concerned that their travel itinerary or when they want to go back home is not yet finalized, then just get an open-ended / flexible return ticket.


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Thanks all for the response, yes I know round trip is cheaper. But, my parents may or may not stop over in London to visit my sibling on their way back. So for now I bought only one way tickets as we were not sure about the return flights. They are flying in couple of weeks, Do you guys recommend buying return tickets for sure?


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2013-10-10: NVC received the case.

2013-10-15: Received Case number, IIN, Beneficiary number

2013-10-17: Received AOS and IV visa fee invoice email and paid both.

2013-10-21: AOS Fee status changed to PAID.

2013-10-21: IV Fee status changed to PAID. DS-260 is available.

2013-10-26: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent/DS-260 Submitted Online.

2013-10-28: NVC received the docs in the morning(Based on Fedex tracking).

2013-11-21: Checklist.

2013-12:20: Case complete : By Phone

2013-12-28 : Case complete email from NVC

2014-01-29: Called DOS for Interview date. Set for March 21,2014.

2013-01-29 Night: Interview Letter by email.

2014-02-03: Finished fingerprinting and Photograph at VAC

2014-02-08: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-13: Medical scheduled

2014-03-18: Will try to fly out to Mumbai to be with my wife for her Interview. Not sure if the embassy will let me in but at least want to be there. :-)

2014-03-21: Interview

2014-03-21: VISA approved as per CO. We were told to expect the passport in 3-5 business days.

2014-03-21: CEAC Status"Issued" SAME DAY.

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I would say its better to be safe than sorry. I would never take such risk if I were you. Why would you want to take risk of getting denied of US entry even if risk was low? ( as long as I know, odds of denial at POE wouldn't be low and odds of going through secondary inspection would be much higher )


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Probably minor, but nobody can tell you in advance.


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Thanks guys we will get the return tickets.


NVC

2013-10-10: NVC received the case.

2013-10-15: Received Case number, IIN, Beneficiary number

2013-10-17: Received AOS and IV visa fee invoice email and paid both.

2013-10-21: AOS Fee status changed to PAID.

2013-10-21: IV Fee status changed to PAID. DS-260 is available.

2013-10-26: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent/DS-260 Submitted Online.

2013-10-28: NVC received the docs in the morning(Based on Fedex tracking).

2013-11-21: Checklist.

2013-12:20: Case complete : By Phone

2013-12-28 : Case complete email from NVC

2014-01-29: Called DOS for Interview date. Set for March 21,2014.

2013-01-29 Night: Interview Letter by email.

2014-02-03: Finished fingerprinting and Photograph at VAC

2014-02-08: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-13: Medical scheduled

2014-03-18: Will try to fly out to Mumbai to be with my wife for her Interview. Not sure if the embassy will let me in but at least want to be there. :-)

2014-03-21: Interview

2014-03-21: VISA approved as per CO. We were told to expect the passport in 3-5 business days.

2014-03-21: CEAC Status"Issued" SAME DAY.

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I found this link which states you don't need a roundtrip ticket. http://london.usembassy.gov/faq-visa-gen.html#niv406 Still confused as to what to do?


NVC

2013-10-10: NVC received the case.

2013-10-15: Received Case number, IIN, Beneficiary number

2013-10-17: Received AOS and IV visa fee invoice email and paid both.

2013-10-21: AOS Fee status changed to PAID.

2013-10-21: IV Fee status changed to PAID. DS-260 is available.

2013-10-26: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent/DS-260 Submitted Online.

2013-10-28: NVC received the docs in the morning(Based on Fedex tracking).

2013-11-21: Checklist.

2013-12:20: Case complete : By Phone

2013-12-28 : Case complete email from NVC

2014-01-29: Called DOS for Interview date. Set for March 21,2014.

2013-01-29 Night: Interview Letter by email.

2014-02-03: Finished fingerprinting and Photograph at VAC

2014-02-08: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-13: Medical scheduled

2014-03-18: Will try to fly out to Mumbai to be with my wife for her Interview. Not sure if the embassy will let me in but at least want to be there. :-)

2014-03-21: Interview

2014-03-21: VISA approved as per CO. We were told to expect the passport in 3-5 business days.

2014-03-21: CEAC Status"Issued" SAME DAY.

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Nobody said a round trip was required.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I have a quick question friends, I have my parents travelling on B2 visitors visa. Do they need to carry a roundtrip ticket with them? Or just a oneway ticket would suffice.

In all likelihood the airlines will require a return ticket in order to allow them to board a plane to the US on a B visa, and chances are the CBP office will ask for one too.

Play it safe and get them a return ticket. You can always reroute it - for a fee of course - and add a stop in London on the way back.

Good luck!


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