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Hey yall.. im Northern irish and im leaving with my American girlfriend to goto the usa and spend xmas and my bday with her...

long story short.. we were friends in 2011.. met twice before (knew her and her brother) second time seeing her was over 14months ago (since i was in the USA) and a few months ago we became bf & gf...

my questions are:

when i goto the USA with her (first time entering with an american GF) Im on the VWP, will they wanna speak to her? when they examine me?

Q.2. Last time i was in the usa (over 14months ago) the guy who stamped my passport said something (barely remember now) "dont come back unless its a visa"

or "if you come back come back on a visa" whats that mean? i my esta ran out in sept 2014 and i got a new one a few weeks back and was approved, so i guess im okay to travel then? they havent done anything?

Q.3. when you tell CBP your job and such, ei: car, drivers license job? will they do a backgrund or can they do this to see if your have a car job and drivers license? cause last time they barely believed me with anything.. and i wanna know if this type of stuff i own and do come up in their system?

(maybe a stupid question, but im obviously going to be telling them what my job is (tattoo apprentice) and my ties to home, family, dogs, pets car, training job, etc etc so can they check and see if all this is correct or do they take your word for it?

thank you. (leaving for the usa on monday morning with the gf who got 6months in the uk with me now its time to go back for xmas!)

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How long are you going for?


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Hey yall.. im Northern irish and im leaving with my American girlfriend to goto the usa and spend xmas and my bday with her...

long story short.. we were friends in 2011.. met twice before (knew her and her brother) second time seeing her was over 14months ago (since i was in the USA) and a few months ago we became bf & gf...

my questions are:

when i goto the USA with her (first time entering with an american GF) Im on the VWP, will they wanna speak to her? when they examine me?

Q.2. Last time i was in the usa (over 14months ago) the guy who stamped my passport said something (barely remember now) "dont come back unless its a visa"

or "if you come back come back on a visa" whats that mean? i my esta ran out in sept 2014 and i got a new one a few weeks back and was approved, so i guess im okay to travel then? they havent done anything?

Q.3. when you tell CBP your job and such, ei: car, drivers license job? will they do a backgrund or can they do this to see if your have a car job and drivers license? cause last time they barely believed me with anything.. and i wanna know if this type of stuff i own and do come up in their system?

(maybe a stupid question, but im obviously going to be telling them what my job is (tattoo apprentice) and my ties to home, family, dogs, pets car, training job, etc etc so can they check and see if all this is correct or do they take your word for it?

thank you. (leaving for the usa on monday morning with the gf who got 6months in the uk with me now its time to go back for xmas!)

Don't mention that you are to be spending Christmas with your girlfriend or they'll think you are not planning on returning to Ireland. They will do a background check, if they suspect you have a conviction. My advice would be to say you're visiting a friend and planning on doing some sight seeing etc. I would recommend traveling through Dublin so you can pre clear US immigration before departure.

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I think he has his tickets booked.


“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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Hey, yeah i got my tickets booked already for the 8th dec- returning on the 28th feb 2015.

the last 2 times i went in the past i was going to see friends (who one is now my GF) and they barely let me in cause they thought i was going to stay or my story was fake lol...

i dont wanna lie at immigration and say im going to see friends :/


Also...she will be coming back to ireland around the summer time :) so im obvously going to tel them this :D

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Let us know how it goes.


“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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You will be crossing with said GF right? Why would you tell them 'friends' if she is obviously with you?

good luck


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You will be crossing with said GF right? Why would you tell them 'friends' if she is obviously with you?

good luck

yes.. leaving 8th dec returning 28th feb 2015

can they do a check on your job back home????? i dont want my job to be messed with or something (tattoo apprenice trainee) im worried for that!

do they know or check it?

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I think he has his tickets booked.

I hope he has travel insurance☺

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I hope he has travel insurance☺

No i dont? lol i didnt last time and i was fine.. if i just so happen to have to goto the emergency room i can pay it no problem... money isnt an issue as my family can wire me some via my mastercard

can anyone answer me with my question?? Does CBP check up to see if youre working back home anyway???

thank you

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Going for that period of time why would they?


“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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can anyone answer me with my question?? Does CBP check up to see if youre working back home anyway???

thank you

Simply - yes, they can. If they wish to check your ties, they may ask for your employer's number and call them to verify your statements.

How often does this happen? I have not seen statistics on this

good luck


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


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
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
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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

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Waited...

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My now fiance got quite the grilling the last time he was over (2nd trip to US totally within the regulations posted on USCIS website) and he cleared through Shannon. He was lead to the little room and all his things gone through. They basically said 1) they didn't believe him regarding his work - he's a carpenter for 30 years - that people would wait for his return and 2) that he had any ties to Ireland anymore, ah?? his entire life is there except me. The immigration officer came right out and asked if he planned to get married, we weren't engaged at the time. She then told him he could come over this time but not to come back for at least a year, even though according to the VWP he could. Bring evidence, letters from employer saying you have a job to come back to, lease agreements, car loan documents, anything that shows you have a life and obligations to return to. Good luck!


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No i dont? lol i didnt last time and i was fine.. if i just so happen to have to goto the emergency room i can pay it no problem... money isnt an issue as my family can wire me some via my mastercard

can anyone answer me with my question?? Does CBP check up to see if youre working back home anyway???

thank you

Do you know how much ER visits are out here? :P It's not abnormal for hospital stays with no insurance to run into the hundreds of thousands. Travel insurance policies worth their salt cover hospital bills up to many millions of dollars. Then there's the cost of repatriation should the "worst" happen...

As for your visit, I visited the US a few times and never had any trouble. I even visited after I got married to my husband and had a CR1 visa pending, and let them know as much when I was crossing the border.


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Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

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