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Good day, i need some advice. I am from the Bahamas , was travelling from the Bahamas to US . I Was refused entry i believe its because CBP thought my intent is to remain in the US . My passport was stamped WD 2 7A1 , what does this mean and can it be removed . Also he said i must bring in documents two show stronger ties , i have two jobs so i got two job letters ,  utility bills , school letters etc , will this help? Also i have only traveled to Us once and have not over stayed , also travel on police record will i need a Visa now because im ineligible for a visa . Thank you

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10 minutes ago, Kaysian said:

WD 2 7A1 , what does this mean  and can it be removed .

It's the catch-all for when denied entry due to belief of immigrant intent, and your admission into the US voluntarily withdrawn.  The stamp itself cannot be removed.

 

10 minutes ago, Kaysian said:

Also he said i must bring in documents two show stronger ties , i have two jobs so i got two job letters ,  utility bills , school letters etc , will this help?

Always good to be able to prove compelling reasons to return to your home country after vacation.  

 

When you were denied entry, what's also important to figure out is WHY the officer believed you had immigrant intent, if you truly didn't, so you can work to overcome this the next time.  Were you travelling with personal documents (ie. birth certificate, job resume), what questions were asked at the border and how were they answered, etc.

 

What were the questions asked of you at the border, and what did the officer seem to focus on?  

 

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Going through said:

It's the catch-all for when denied entry due to belief of immigrant intent, and your admission into the US voluntarily withdrawn.  The stamp itself cannot be removed.

 

Always good to be able to prove compelling reasons to return to your home country after vacation.  

 

When you were denied entry, what's also important to figure out is WHY the officer believed you had immigrant intent, if you truly didn't, so you can work to overcome this the next time.  Were you travelling with personal documents (ie. birth certificate, job resume), what questions were asked at the border and how were they answered, etc.

 

What were the questions asked of you at the border, and what did the officer seem to focus on?  

 

I was not traveling with any personal documents , they asked where i was going i gave them my God mother address because thats where i would have been staying . I am also thinking that maybe because i had insufficient funds to show for my stay of 3 weeks , i was carriny $1100 in total , but my parents would have also been coming later and would be providing me with more cash . I am scared i will b denied again , this time i will be bringing the documents CBP officer asked for , my mom will also b accompanying me to show that she is my sponsor , dont no if that will work but she accompanied me on my first trip and i was not denied . 

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Just now, Kaysian said:

I was not traveling with any personal documents , they asked where i was going i gave them my God mother address because thats where i would have been staying . I am also thinking that maybe because i had insufficient funds to show for my stay of 3 weeks , i was carriny $1100 in total , but my parents would have also been coming later and would be providing me with more cash . I am scared i will b denied again , this time i will be bringing the documents CBP officer asked for , my mom will also b accompanying me to show that she is my sponsor , dont no if that will work but she accompanied me on my first trip and i was not denied . 

Also CBP officer said i looked nervous , but i answered in a calm and mannerly way we were both respectful to each other.

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1 minute ago, Kaysian said:

my mom will also b accompanying me to show that she is my sponsor ,

Does your  mom live in the US?

There's no sponsoring on a tourist visa---you are denied/approved entry based on your own merits.

 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Going through said:

Does your  mom live in the US?

There's no sponsoring on a tourist visa---you are denied/approved entry based on your own merits.

 

I propably used the wrong term , but she will be with me this time to show that i Will have enough funds , we are just trying here . But i have gotten every document that the CBP asked for just hoping it will be good enough . Also thank you for replying 

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Just now, Kaysian said:

I propably used the wrong term , but she will be with me this time to show that i Will have enough funds , we are just trying here . But i have gotten every document that the CBP asked for just hoping it will be good enough . Also thank you for replying 

Best of luck to you, hope it works out in your favor.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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How long was the previous visit, and how long ago was it before the second entry attempt?


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Nothing unusual or concerning there. No clue why they thought you would stay comes to mind.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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That does seem puzzling....is there any sort of immigration petition filed (or filed in the past) on your behalf with USCIS?  How long did you tell the officer you were planning on staying this time in the States?


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Going through said:

That does seem puzzling....is there any sort of immigration petition filed (or filed in the past) on your behalf with USCIS?  How long did you tell the officer you were planning on staying this time in the States?

No , i don't think so for this is only my second time traveling . I gave them the return date on my ticket which is 3 weeks 

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