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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First off Hello, its been a long time. I was wondering as I have a question about visiting the US.

I spent a month in the States in June and came back on July 7th. I came on the Visa Waiver Program and did not exceed my 90 days. Obviously as I'm back in the UK now. Now I have booked another trip back to the States flying from Manchester (via Paris) to Detroit Wayne County on August 16th. I am planning on staying the full 90 days this time. I have a return ticket and my travel insurance will run out on my 90th day. Will this be enough to convince the notoriously gruff Immigration Officers at Border Control? And as I'm signing the Visa Waiver I'm waving my rights to appeal so my life for the next 90 days is in the hands of that particular officer. I have a job at the moment but I'm Temping so I'm not accepting any work for that three months thus have no real proof of ties to the UK. I have Money thanks to savings, overdrafts and my Dad.

I don't why I'm posting here but if anyone has similar experiences or can offer any advice I'd be really pleased.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You will be able to stay, as long as you dont go past the 90 days and that you have a 2 way ticket apon entering the US. I was able to stay a full 90 days in Argentina without any problems, as long as I had a return ticket to US.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will you be coming near Cincinnati, Ohio Banquo?

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know anything about the "Visa waiver" program, but I don't see why you would have any problems coming here for 90 days. They might grill you about where and why you are staying so long and maybe ask for addresses you will be at, but I don't see a reason why you should have a problem.

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is the offical requirements for the visa waiver program:

* Intend to enter the United States for 90 days or less;
* Have a passport lawfully issued to you by a VWP country that is valid for six months beyond your intended visit;
* Be a national of the VWP country that issued your passport;
* Have been checked using an automated electronic database containing information about inadmissible aliens to the United States;
* Have a return trip ticket to any foreign destination other than a territory bordering on the United States or an adjacent island unless:

1. You are a resident of an adjacent island,
2. This requirement is waived by the Attorney General under regulations, or
3. You are a visitor for business who arrives aboard a private aircraft that maintains a valid agreement guaranteeing to transport you out of the United States, if you are found to be inadmissible or deportable;

* Present to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer a completed and signed Form I-94W, Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Form. Please see "How Do I Get an Arrival Departure Document?" for more information about arrival/departure records.);
* Not pose a safety threat to the United States;
* Not have failed to comply with the conditions of any previous admission under the Visa Waiver Program;
* If arriving by air or sea, you must arrive aboard a carrier that signed an agreement, "signatory carrier", guaranteeing to transport you out of the United States if you are found to be inadmissible or deportable;
* Convince the examining CBP officer that you are clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted and that you are not inadmissible under section 212 of the Act. For reasons that would make you inadmissible, please see the Immigration and Nationality Act at INA § 212 (a);
* Waive any right to review or appeal a CBP officer's decision as to your admissibility, other than on the basis of an application for asylum or an application for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and
* Waive any right to challenge your removal, other than on the basis of an application for asylum or an application for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Banquo wrote:

First off Hello, its been a long time. I was wondering as I have a question about visiting the US.

I spent a month in the States in June and came back on July 7th. I came on the Visa Waiver Program and did not exceed my 90 days. Obviously as I'm back in the UK now. Now I have booked another trip back to the States flying from Manchester (via Paris) to Detroit Wayne County on August 16th. I am planning on staying the full 90 days this time. I have a return ticket and my travel insurance will run out on my 90th day. Will this be enough to convince the notoriously gruff Immigration Officers at Border Control? And as I'm signing the Visa Waiver I'm waving my rights to appeal so my life for the next 90 days is in the hands of that particular officer. I have a job at the moment but I'm Temping so I'm not accepting any work for that three months thus have no real proof of ties to the UK. I have Money thanks to savings, overdrafts and my Dad.

I don't why I'm posting here but if anyone has similar experiences or can offer any advice I'd be really pleased.


You are flying into Detroit? Ick. Here's some advice for you...Don't go into Detroit. The Metro Airport you are flying into is outside of Detroit, and trust me there is nothing flattering or worth seeing in Detroit. Lansing would be a better bet, and it's about an hour or so away. Just be nice to the sercurity person, they'll be decent with you. If you are staying in Michigan for a while though, I recommend hitting the Upper Penninsula and visiting Makinac Island on Lake Superior....it's beautiful this time of year.


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