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I'm about ready to buy flight tickets for my parents to visit me in the US, but I have some concerns. I would like to buy them round trip tickets, but I don't know yet how long my parents would get the length of stay in the US. Also, if I buy one way tickets, I'm worry the the officer in the port of entry (airport) won't let them in since they don't have returning tickets yet. My question is, which one should I go with; round trip or one way tickets?

If any of you ever have experience like this, please do share.

I'm looking forward to some responses here, and appreciate it a lot for your time to help me out!

Thank You!


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I'm about ready to buy flight tickets for my parents to visit me in the US, but I have some concerns. I would like to buy them round trip tickets, but I don't know yet how long my parents would get the length of stay in the US. Also, if I buy one way tickets, I'm worry the the officer in the port of entry (airport) won't let them in since they don't have returning tickets yet. My question is, which one should I go with; round trip or one way tickets?

If any of you ever have experience like this, please do share.

I'm looking forward to some responses here, and appreciate it a lot for your time to help me out!

Thank You!

On a visitor visa they must have a round trip ticket. Why would you buy a ticket before them getting a ticket or knowing how long it will be. Just wait until the interview is over then act accordingly.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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On a visitor visa they must have a round trip ticket. Why would you buy a ticket before them getting a ticket or knowing how long it will be. Just wait until the interview is over then act accordingly.

Answer for that; the U.S. embassy approved their visa already, but I'n not sure yet how long my parents would stay, either 3 or 6 months. If I buy round trip for 6 months, what if the immigration just give them 3 months of stay? That's way I confuse either buy round trip ticket or one way.

Thank you for your response, I really appreciated!

Surely you would wait to secure the b2 visa before buying the ticket?

If they already have the visa then hatvdid they answer when asked 'when are you planning to visit the US and for how long?'

They answered was about 3 months


I-751 Process

05/01/08 Sent I-751 Package to TSC

05/07/08 Checks Cashed

05/15/08 CRI89 transferred to VSC

05/21/08 NOA Date

05/28/08 Biometrics

12/24/08 The Application transferred to the USCIS Memphis Sub Office

01/22/09 Contact USCIS about the case

04/08/09 Got email about Card Production Ordered

04/11/09 Received Approval Letter by Mail

04/16/09 Received 10 years Green Card

Naturalization

08/10/09 Sent N-400 package

08/13/09 Check cashed

08/17/09 Received NOA

08/29/09 Received Biometric appointment Letter

09/04/09 Biometric

09/21/09 Received Interview Letter

11/06/09 Interview

12/17/09 Oath Ceremony

Passport Processing

03/10/10 Applied US Passport (Normal)

03/25/10 Received US Passport

03/27/10 Received Naturalization Certificate

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On a visitor visa they must have a round trip ticket. Why would you buy a ticket before them getting a ticket or knowing how long it will be. Just wait until the interview is over then act accordingly.

Answer for that; the U.S. embassy approved their visa already, but I'n not sure yet how long my parents would stay, either 3 or 6 months. If I buy round trip for 6 months, what if the immigration just give them 3 months of stay? That's way I confuse either buy round trip ticket or one way.

Thank you for your response, I really appreciated!

They answered was about 3 months

Oh okay. Congratulations on their approval. I would play it safe and do 3 months. If they get more great extend change it. Get tickets you can change (open-ended) with a small fee.


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5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
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3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm about ready to buy flight tickets for my parents to visit me in the US, but I have some concerns. I would like to buy them round trip tickets, but I don't know yet how long my parents would get the length of stay in the US. Also, if I buy one way tickets, I'm worry the the officer in the port of entry (airport) won't let them in since they don't have returning tickets yet. My question is, which one should I go with; round trip or one way tickets?

If any of you ever have experience like this, please do share.

I'm looking forward to some responses here, and appreciate it a lot for your time to help me out!

Thank You!

Purchase round trip tickets that your parents intend to stay, and if they are given 6 months and you want them to stay around for over a little of 3 months you can call up the airline to have the date (flight back) changed. Some airlines charge you but some gives you options as to which date is free of charge.

*based on my experience as I extended my stay (which was supposed to be only 1.5 months and when I was allowed 6, I stayed til it was around 4 months) when I first went there as for me spending time with family is never enough. :) The airline I got was Korean Airlines, free of charge for changing the dates.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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Oh okay. Congratulations on their approval. I would play it safe and do 3 months. If they get more great extend change it. Get tickets you can change (open-ended) with a small fee.

Thank you very much, I do appreciated ?

I-751 Process

05/01/08 Sent I-751 Package to TSC

05/07/08 Checks Cashed

05/15/08 CRI89 transferred to VSC

05/21/08 NOA Date

05/28/08 Biometrics

12/24/08 The Application transferred to the USCIS Memphis Sub Office

01/22/09 Contact USCIS about the case

04/08/09 Got email about Card Production Ordered

04/11/09 Received Approval Letter by Mail

04/16/09 Received 10 years Green Card

Naturalization

08/10/09 Sent N-400 package

08/13/09 Check cashed

08/17/09 Received NOA

08/29/09 Received Biometric appointment Letter

09/04/09 Biometric

09/21/09 Received Interview Letter

11/06/09 Interview

12/17/09 Oath Ceremony

Passport Processing

03/10/10 Applied US Passport (Normal)

03/25/10 Received US Passport

03/27/10 Received Naturalization Certificate

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Indonesia
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Purchase round trip tickets that your parents intend to stay, and if they are given 6 months and you want them to stay around for over a little of 3 months you can call up the airline to have the date (flight back) changed. Some airlines charge you but some gives you options as to which date is free of charge.

*based on my experience as I extended my stay (which was supposed to be only 1.5 months and when I was allowed 6, I stayed til it was around 4 months) when I first went there as for me spending time with family is never enough. :) The airline I got was Korean Airlines, free of charge for changing the dates.

Thank you very much for the response, it really help. I think that what I would, get round trip tickets for 3 months. Again, thank you and I appreciated much ?

I-751 Process

05/01/08 Sent I-751 Package to TSC

05/07/08 Checks Cashed

05/15/08 CRI89 transferred to VSC

05/21/08 NOA Date

05/28/08 Biometrics

12/24/08 The Application transferred to the USCIS Memphis Sub Office

01/22/09 Contact USCIS about the case

04/08/09 Got email about Card Production Ordered

04/11/09 Received Approval Letter by Mail

04/16/09 Received 10 years Green Card

Naturalization

08/10/09 Sent N-400 package

08/13/09 Check cashed

08/17/09 Received NOA

08/29/09 Received Biometric appointment Letter

09/04/09 Biometric

09/21/09 Received Interview Letter

11/06/09 Interview

12/17/09 Oath Ceremony

Passport Processing

03/10/10 Applied US Passport (Normal)

03/25/10 Received US Passport

03/27/10 Received Naturalization Certificate

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