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Odessa Jane

Brazil to US via Mexico during Pandemic, beloved in US has stage 4 cancer

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Dear International Friends,

I have stage 4 cancer and need/want to get my beloved here from Brazil for love and emotional support during further treatments and perhaps end of life stage. This is not to be confused with care giving, which we understand is a 'job' and he does not have a valid avenue to work. We have been in a document-able relationship for 6 years, but haven't chosen to marry. Now we regret that, but who knew?!!

We have read about & seen foreign nationals from listed countries (UK, Brazil, Ireland, EU, Iran, China) coming in through Mexico City, but we are not sure on what basis they are being allowed in. Trump's proclaimation states that anyone coming into the US may not have spent any time in the last 14 days in any of the listed countries. He plans to spend 15 days in Mexico City, then POE through Los Angeles International. I have a guest house for him to self-quarantine here in Los Angeles after arrival. We know tourism isn't allowed, and this isn't business.

He will have round trip tickets purchased with changeable travel dates, ($10K!!) which we don't wish to jeopardize just to be turned away. Preparation is key. He has 3 negative coronavirus tests (blood, throat, nasal), valid passport and visa, heath declaration, travelers health insurance, a copy of my birth certificate, statement from my doctors/treatment center etc, all of which we could produce if needed, but wouldn't unless asked.

1) will his current (until 2022) BI/B2 tourist visa suffice?
2) could he be denied entry into Mexico?
3) what kinds of questions might we expect in the US
4) is our reason good enough to gain entry?
5) what words should we never or always use?
6) any experience or advise to offer?

Thank you,
Odessa Jane

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

I will try and answer your questions. 


1. Suffice for what?  Entrance into the United States is only guaranteed to US citizens.

2. I am sure denial into Mexico is a possibility. 

3. Reasons for visit, questions regarding employment or sufficient funds, ties to home country. 

4. Irrelevant.  The officers are not concerned about reasons to enter the county.  They are more concerned that visitors will leave. 

5. Always tell the truth.  Never lie

6. Answer confidently and honestly.  Carry strong ties to home county.  


All the best during this difficult time.  Good luck 

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