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  1. Hi There, I honestly think the main reason I'm posting is for some reassurance and advice. I have really bad anxiety and am heading over to the USA to visit my boyfriend, this is our first time meeting. I'm there for 4 days and have my return flight as I have to be back home for work. So here is the backstory. When I was in my 20s, I was seeing someone in the USA. The last time I travelled there was 2005 where I was interrogated by border patrol and it terrified me. I was let in but after coming home, the relationship just wasn't working. Now I'm heading to meet my new boyfriend for the first time. I have been approved my ESTA, have my return flight, hotel info which is booked in my boyfriends name etc. We are going to be sightseeing etc. My boss is also sending me a message from her business account to state I work for her and am due back etc. In the last few days I've literally worried myself sick over going through border patrol. I have anxiety and I know I shouldn't read the forums but I'm really making myself ill. I've seen posts saying to say I'm just visiting a friend then others that say be completely open but don't give too much info. The thought of being turned away is terrifying me and I'm making myself ill. Am I worrying over nothing? I've lost count of the number of forums I've read. I intend to say I'm visiting someone I met online and we are going to be sightseeing. Any advice would be amazing. Sorry for the long story. Thanks.
  2. Hi everyone, I know there are a lot of questions about this but my case is a little different from the others. I’m Alessandro, 22, from Italy. I started texting with a girl from my city a couple of months ago and we took this thing seriously. She is in the US with a J1 visa and being an au pair girl she lives with their host parents and kids etc... Now, she talked with them and they are happy to have me with them. So I will spend two weeks there, we will also travel to Toronto for St. Valentine’s day weekend. I am a little worried about CBP clearence. Could I be denied enter US with these conditions? Also: -Traveled on ESTA 2 times in last 5 years (2 weeks max) -Bringing a promise ring in my carry on bag -300$ cash and 200€ cash plus cards If asked what’s the purpose of my trip I’m not going to hide anything and I’ll say “I’m visiting my girlfriend. She’s Italian and she’s here for a while” I appreciate any suggestion and happy to hear your opinion. Thank you so much. Alessandro.
  3. My wife was just granted a B2 visa to visit for Thanksgiving. We both live in Vietnam and teach English right now. I am a us citizen. We can not find any clear explanation for what will happen when she arrives at the JFK airport. We plan to see NYC then go to Boston to visit my family for the holiday. This is my family’s biggest holiday my siblings all return to my father’s house so my wife is excited to meet all of them. We will file our CR1 soon in hopes it will finish sometime after the current school year. Does she need to bring any evidence to the USA port of entry? Like our marriage certificate or photos of her and my dad and sister who came for the wedding here in Vietnam? Should we bring our work contacts and a letter from our employer granting us 2 weeks vacation? Will the fact we haven’t yet applied for immigration but were planning to during this 2 month period waiting for November make us look sneaky and not just slow to file? I am kinda nervous we will travel together she will separate from me at the CBP line and will get stuck without being able to contact me. Any help to alleviate nerves would be good. Thank you, this website has been a great resource for is to compile our CR1 paperwork.
  4. Hello! I am hoping if someone could maybe help me by sharing an experience or some professional input regarding my travel plan to US. I am a beneficiary to i-130 spouse petition filled in April, for which i have so far received NOA1 and waiting for approval. I have recently given interview and secured b1/b2 multiple entry 10 year visa to travel to US for which during my interview i gave reason for travel/purpose attending a wedding . 1. i have bought a return ticket for a time span of 4 months , i was hoping if anyone could share their CBP experience, if anyone else had a petition pending and went with a long time span return ticket...( what kind of questions or documents were asked and so on ).. also since the wedding i am going to gets done in about 20 days can i face problem by telling CBP i want to spend the thanks giving and new year with friend and family 2, in my ds-160 i mentioned i will be going for 20 days but since i have changed my plans and extended my stay to 4 months .. will this be smething that could land me in trouble with CBP?? 3. Since i got a good deal on the return ticket with a clause that cancellation or date change will attract heavy penalty , is it fine to have 2 return tickets i.e incase if i have to buy an early retrun date ticket ? thanks all for any and all help.
  5. So, the guy at SSA office said that DHS has somehow made my middle name to be a part of my first name, & therefore, he can't verify my name with the system & issue me a SSN. How am I supposed to fix this problem? Am I supposed to visit USCIS Application Center or USCIS Local Office or CBP office or whatever else? Is there a way to fix this issue over the phone or e-mail or something without having to physically visit since all of the above offices are several hours away from here, & obviously, I don't have a driving-license & my fiancee has a job to attend to, so we want to avoid visiting multiple places to no avail. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Hi all, Please move this topic if we have posted to the wrong forum. We are planning ahead, our interview is May 14th, we hope to cross into the United States on May 22nd. We are coming out of Ontario, planning on driving and entering through either the Detroit Ambassador Bridge, or going to the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia - Port Huron MI. We are coming on IR-5 Visa, immediate family based. So here are our questions: How much cash should we have on us, or in the bank? Our affidavit of support, accepted by the NVC, shows clearly daughters income well above minimum standards , with the father already having an offer letter of employment from a US company. We will be driving a small UHaul truck with some furniture, clothes, books, collectables, a gas lawn mower, desktop computer, etc. We are listing these things to be relatively specific so anybody can review and suggest. Anything there that looks it could be a problem with the CBP? We are dropping the truck off in Ohio, storing stuff and then flying to Reno Nevada. Should we print out all the plane tickets? Son/brother from Canada is traveling along for the move, we have already bought his return one way airfare back to Canada. Should we print out his return itinerary? Anything else that the community recommends? What can we expect at the border? What is the best time to arrive? Thanking you all in the advance!
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