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Can Approved ESTA visit US from UK?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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20 minutes ago, JFH said:

Someone from the UK with an immigrant visa was considering spending 14 days in Mexico before entring. Of course, that requires firstly being able to get into Mexico (there may or may not be restrictions on French people entering Mexico) and there is also the risk that during the 14-day wait the border between Mexico and the US could be closed, or the flights all cancelled, or similar, leaving the person stuck in Mexico. 

At risk of taking this off topic, do you know if someone from the UK with an approved ESTA who wanted to come in under the VWP for a couple of months could pull this off as well? A friend asked me about this today and I'd never heard of such a thing. 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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1 hour ago, laylalex said:

At risk of taking this off topic, do you know if someone from the UK with an approved ESTA who wanted to come in under the VWP for a couple of months could pull this off as well? A friend asked me about this today and I'd never heard of such a thing. 

Well Mexico seems to have an essential travel issue. So the problems I see are:

 

1. In 2 weeks anything can happen, so you could make plans now and half way your stay in Country X things change and it no longer works.

 

2. You would need to choose your quarantine country carefully, somewhere with reliable flights as it seems Mexico and Canada are out.

 

3. You would be able to enter that country as presumably a tourist.

 

Begs the question if it would be easier the other way around? I think there could be an issues with Schenegen as they seem to have a current ban.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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26 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Well Mexico seems to have an essential travel issue. So the problems I see are:

 

1. In 2 weeks anything can happen, so you could make plans now and half way your stay in Country X things change and it no longer works.

 

2. You would need to choose your quarantine country carefully, somewhere with reliable flights as it seems Mexico and Canada are out.

 

3. You would be able to enter that country as presumably a tourist.

 

Begs the question if it would be easier the other way around? I think there could be an issues with Schenegen as they seem to have a current ban.

Thanks. Both the person who would do the visiting and the person being visited are UK citizens. The one living here is also a US citizen, so there is no issue with him getting into either the US or UK, I think. He just doesn't want to travel and she does.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Tricky, I guess depends how desperate she is, I would imagine it can be done but would be a long and risky process.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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She's bored in lockdown over there and he's the desperate one who refuses to go there. I think they thought this was a solution to their predicaments but they can ride it out. No one's dying, they're just impatient and used to getting their own way.

 

Sorry for derailing this! If an organizer wants to split this off that's fine. 

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The above has been split from a thread in the K-1 Process forum and is moved to Tourist Visas.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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