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Hi Everyone!

 

Not sure if this is the place where I can receive your opinion on the matter.

 

Quick Background: I will be moving to the USA with our 2 year old son in August. My husband will continue to work and live in Switzerland until he is granted permission to come live and work in the USA

 

My husband will be visiting us in October for 1 week to experience Halloween with our son (first time for them! :) ) and then going back. This part is fine.

 

So we have travel plans in mind so that my husband can spend quality time with our son.

 

a) I would like my husband to come back in November for Thanksgiving and then take our son back to Switzerland so that they can spend time together skiing, sledding, and etc.  Then I will come to Switzerland to spend the Christmas and New Years holiday with them and my in laws and then take our son back to the USA.

 

-Will this be an issue with CBP that my husband came back again a month later??? (I think we should have our NOA2 by then...)

 

OR

 

b) I will take our son to Switzerland and leave him there with my husband. My husband has a work conference in January and he was thinking about just bringing our son then to me. And my husband goes to work and goes back to Switzerland with his coworkers.

 

-Will CBP raise eyebrows at us for this???

-Is this normal???

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From my experience, i think it will be ok since your husband will only visit for a week in october. It really depends on the CBP officer that will interview your husband, but if he has ties to his country and has a good travel history i doubt he will have any problems. Maybe they will question him more, or maybe not. Last year i went for two weeks to the US to visit my husband, and two months later i went again for two weeks. I was so worried because i was going again so soon and we had just filed for the I-130, but the officer was nice and only asked me like 3 questions and then stamped my passport.

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34 minutes ago, Iscir said:

From my experience, i think it will be ok since your husband will only visit for a week in october. It really depends on the CBP officer that will interview your husband, but if he has ties to his country and has a good travel history i doubt he will have any problems. Maybe they will question him more, or maybe not. Last year i went for two weeks to the US to visit my husband, and two months later i went again for two weeks. I was so worried because i was going again so soon and we had just filed for the I-130, but the officer was nice and only asked me like 3 questions and then stamped my passport.

I think it's OK too but the more he has already been in the USA and left in the past, the better.  You will need to deal with issues of permission to travel with the child, regarding inlaws.  The logistics of avoiding problems with international child trafficking laws can be tricky.  Maybe you've already looked into that.


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6 hours ago, Iscir said:

From my experience, i think it will be ok since your husband will only visit for a week in october. It really depends on the CBP officer that will interview your husband, but if he has ties to his country and has a good travel history i doubt he will have any problems. Maybe they will question him more, or maybe not. Last year i went for two weeks to the US to visit my husband, and two months later i went again for two weeks. I was so worried because i was going again so soon and we had just filed for the I-130, but the officer was nice and only asked me like 3 questions and then stamped my passport.

Ah Ok! I guess I was over-ridden with anxiety that they will be hard on my husband even though he frequents the USA often for work and all. Thank you for sharing your experience with me!

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5 hours ago, pushbrk said:

I think it's OK too but the more he has already been in the USA and left in the past, the better.  You will need to deal with issues of permission to travel with the child, regarding inlaws.  The logistics of avoiding problems with international child trafficking laws can be tricky.  Maybe you've already looked into that.

Thank you! And yes, he has been to the USA several times and left accordingly. The permission to travel document we have used in the past, but I think this time I will consider having the document notarized so that we can avoid us being questioned for child trafficking. Thank you!

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11 minutes ago, HuberKimFamily said:

Thank you! And yes, he has been to the USA several times and left accordingly. The permission to travel document we have used in the past, but I think this time I will consider having the document notarized so that we can avoid us being questioned for child trafficking. Thank you!

To have a notarized permission document would require a new document, as the Notary is witnessing the signature and attesting to having checked the ID of the signers.


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1 minute ago, pushbrk said:

To have a notarized permission document would require a new document, as the Notary is witnessing the signature and attesting to having checked the ID of the signers.

Oh my..

Ok thank you for the information~

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17 hours ago, HuberKimFamily said:

Oh my..

Ok thank you for the information~

Generally, Notaries witness signatures.  Taking an already signed document to a Notary is generally futile.  This can vary by State in the USA and certainly varies by country but for a permission document, a Notary's purpose is to verify who signed it.


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7 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

If you and your/or husband are traveling with your son why do need a notarized form again?

My wife and I have travelled all over with our kiddos (separately).  

Normally I always take a letter along with documentations. They have never stopped me before.

 

However recently after traveling from the USA back to Switzerland with our son the border patrol in Switzerland asked for documents because my son and I do not share the same last name. I kept my maiden name.
They checked my son's birth certificate from Switzerland along with our marriage certificate. >_<

 

Other moms have experienced this even though they shared the same last name with their children too. Again, I think it is just an extra step we take. :) 

 

It really depends, but I think the notary is just an extra step that some parents take to ensure that both parties agreed. 

 

But as Pushbrk mentioned since my husband and I will be in two different countries, the notarized letter may not work out. So we will just have to send our consent letters via email (signed and scanned) along with copied documentations. 

 

 

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On 7/25/2019 at 5:46 PM, pushbrk said:

Generally, Notaries witness signatures.  Taking an already signed document to a Notary is generally futile.  This can vary by State in the USA and certainly varies by country but for a permission document, a Notary's purpose is to verify who signed it.

Our son was traveling with his school group last year and we accidentally stupidly signed his parents permission document at home right before we went to the notary to get it notarized. The notary simply asked us to sign it again in front of her. So we both had two signatures on the document, for a total of four. No biggie :D 

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On ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 3:47 PM, HuberKimFamily said:

Hi Everyone!

 

Not sure if this is the place where I can receive your opinion on the matter.

 

Quick Background: I will be moving to the USA with our 2 year old son in August. My husband will continue to work and live in Switzerland until he is granted permission to come live and work in the USA

 

My husband will be visiting us in October for 1 week to experience Halloween with our son (first time for them! :) ) and then going back. This part is fine.

 

So we have travel plans in mind so that my husband can spend quality time with our son.

 

a) I would like my husband to come back in November for Thanksgiving and then take our son back to Switzerland so that they can spend time together skiing, sledding, and etc.  Then I will come to Switzerland to spend the Christmas and New Years holiday with them and my in laws and then take our son back to the USA.

 

-Will this be an issue with CBP that my husband came back again a month later??? (I think we should have our NOA2 by then...)

 

OR

 

b) I will take our son to Switzerland and leave him there with my husband. My husband has a work conference in January and he was thinking about just bringing our son then to me. And my husband goes to work and goes back to Switzerland with his coworkers.

 

-Will CBP raise eyebrows at us for this???

-Is this normal???

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

I've been back and forth to my boyfriend/fiance at the time once a month. I would go for a week, leave for a month, go for a week. Never had any issues with CBP, barely asked a question. You'll probably be okay

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