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Counting days in the US for L1 visa

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Hi!

 

Hopefully someone has been through a similar process and can help me.  

 

I worked with a US company for a year, and then due to visa issues had to transfer to an office at the same company abroad in August 2018, with the intention of working there for about a year before I was eligible to apply for and return to the US on an L1 visa.  I am starting this process now, and have a small question about the best way to count days spent in the US, as I understand these count against the 365 day requirement.   

 

As an example of what I mean, say I arrive for a trip to the US on Wednesday 1st May in the afternoon; and leave Sunday 5th May in the afternoon.  Would this count as four days, or five?  It's not a huge deal, and I will probably err on the side of caution and go with the latter when booking my appointment, but would love to hear if anyone has more info on the topic..!  

 

Thanks!!

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May 1- you were physically present in the US

May 5 - you were physically present in the US

 

I say you count it as five.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Cool - that's what I was thinking as well :)

 

I guess my confusion came about as I was filling out the DS-160, because when you log your days in the US they give the option of a stay having been for less than 24 hours.

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Give the dates to the Company Lawyer and they will sort it out.


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2 hours ago, arken said:

May 1- you were physically present in the US

May 5 - you were physically present in the US

 

I say you count it as five.

This is the way they do it for physical presence for n400. I would expect them to be consistent across everything (...then again...who knows if they are).

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