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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Lrmush(m): 11:11pm On Mar 24
My device is 13.97cm, Samsung J7, pls op, i hope i can carry it along as i should be using Turkish air? Thnanks
shotuns:
New baggage rule. Guys been aware....
Medical phones and medical devices are permitted hut larger items including laptops , tablets, cameras and e-readers will need to be placed into baggages that is checked in. Must be done at the start of your journey.

Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 8:45am On Mar 25
Lrmush:
My device is 13.97cm, Samsung J7, pls op, i hope i can carry it along as i should be using Turkish air? Thnanks


I guess you can. I read somewhere that devices bigger than 16cm will not be allowed.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 8:46am On Mar 25
Lrmush:
My device is 13.97cm, Samsung J7, pls op, i hope i can carry it along as i should be using Turkish air? Thnanks

When would you be going, I'll be going next month too with Turkish air
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by inikamoze(m): 8:20pm On Mar 25
SirWahl1:

Turkish Airline

When you transited at Istanbul, was there a US CBP or pre-screening there? My cousin just got his visit visa and we have been looking for cheap flights, but the gory stories of CBP sending people back from transit countries worries us. He is headed for Atlanta.
What is your advice? Thanks
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 9:16pm On Mar 25
inikamoze:


When you transited at Istanbul, was there a US CBP or pre-screening there? My cousin just got his visit visa and we have been looking for cheap flights, but the gory stories of CBP sending people back from transit countries worries us. He is headed for Atlanta.
What is your advice? Thanks

Yes there is, that's my fear too. But just make sure what ever he filled in the application form for the visa is what he sticks to when asked questions. He mustn't say different things.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Ramj: 9:42pm On Mar 25
fadjnr:


Yes there is, that's my fear too. But just make sure what ever he filled in the application form for the visa is what he sticks to when asked questions. He mustn't say different things.

Are you sure there is pre-screening facility at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul Turkey...

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by SirWahl1: 11:07pm On Mar 25
inikamoze:


When you transited at Istanbul, was there a US CBP or pre-screening there? My cousin just got his visit visa and we have been looking for cheap flights, but the gory stories of CBP sending people back from transit countries worries us. He is headed for Atlanta.
What is your advice? Thanks
I won't call what we have in Istanbul as a US CBP Pre screening. Its a connecting flight. Passport was checked but no questions asked. You will be scanned all all ur hand carry checked. So i do advice you checked in all your luggage at MMI. Phone and shoes. That's all.
Are they Americans, I think so.
If any question is asked stick to your primary story.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by mrkayodeoludare: 3:39am On Mar 26
SirWahl1:
How long would you be staying in Chicago and what part?


SirWahl1, I need insight on how you reserved your accommodation in Chicago. my naija master cards don't seem to be able to do this. kindly revert.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 5:27am On Mar 26
Ramj:


Are you sure there is pre-screening facility at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul Turkey...


Not sure about Ataturk

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by SirWahl1: 8:25am On Mar 26
mrkayodeoludare:



SirWahl1, I need insight on how you reserved your accommodation in Chicago. my naija master cards don't seem to be able to do this. kindly revert.

I used my Nigeria master card on bookings. Com but mind you when you get here ur card won't work. You will have to pay with cash. Still have my money in my fist bank account. Paying by cash really set me back by hundreds of dollars. So come prepared

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 10:20am On Mar 26
Ramj:


Are you sure there is pre-screening facility at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul Turkey...


Just found out there is pre screening facility in Ataturk Airport.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by mrkayodeoludare: 10:10pm On Mar 26
SirWahl1:


I used my Nigeria master card on bookings. Com but mind you when you get here ur card won't work. You will have to pay with cash. Still have my money in my fist bank account. Paying by cash really set me back by hundreds of dollars. So come prepared

I have been on booking.com. did u get confirmation messages from the hotel or just the one you got from booking.com?
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Oreoreore: 10:46pm On Mar 26
Guys pls advise me on this one, i will be travelling with my daughter in few days to Newyork, i heard laptops and digital camera is not allowed anymore do u advise i dont go with them? Am so confused .
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by SirWahl1: 11:14pm On Mar 26
mrkayodeoludare:


I have been on booking.com. did u get confirmation messages from the hotel or just the one you got from booking.com?

The confirmation from bookings.com is all I got. You could still call the hotel to confirm your booking before leaving Nigeria
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by tosenbaba(m): 11:24pm On Mar 26
Oreoreore:
Guys pls advise me in this one, i will be travelling with my daughter in few days to Newyork, i heard laptops and digital camera is not allowed anymore do u advise i dont go with them? Am so confused .
Laptops and cameras are allowed..its just that u cant carry them in as hand luggage again..it has to be checked in with your baggs...especially if u will be having a connecting flight through any of Arabs countries listed by the US govt.

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Isewa: 12:05am On Mar 27
Hello my people. Please i need info concerning my flight to USA. My agent asked me to send him my visa page to book ticket for me on Ethiopia airline. Do i really need info on my visa page. I think all the info i need is on the data page. Thanks
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Oreoreore: 12:07am On Mar 27
Thanks so much @tosenbaba
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by HelenaEdwin: 9:01am On Mar 27
Please don't give anybody info on your visa page. All the agent needs is your full names, passport number, Destination and date of travelling and return.

you should have ask what he/she needsthat for?

Isewa:
Hello my people. Please i need info concerning my flight to USA. My agent asked me to send him my visa page to book ticket for me on Ethiopia airline. Do i really need info on my visa page. I think all the info i need is on the data page. Thanks
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by mrkayodeoludare: 11:57am On Mar 27
SirWahl1:


The confirmation from bookings.com is all I got. You could still call the hotel to confirm your booking before leaving Nigeria

tanx a lot bro. will make d calls and update u. I have confirmation from booking. com. I just don't want to hear that I don't have reservation shud those guys at d poe in Chicago decide to confirm.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:20pm On Mar 27
inikamoze:


When you transited at Istanbul, was there a US CBP or pre-screening there? My cousin just got his visit visa and we have been looking for cheap flights, but the gory stories of CBP sending people back from transit countries worries us. He is headed for Atlanta.
What is your advice? Thanks
CBP Pre screening is only in Abu Dhabi for middle east

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:24pm On Mar 27
fadjnr:


Just found out there is pre screening facility in Ataturk Airport.
No not yet... The airport may be included in the pre clearance expansion later this year.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:25pm On Mar 27
Isewa:
Hello my people. Please i need info concerning my flight to USA. My agent asked me to send him my visa page to book ticket for me on Ethiopia airline. Do i really need info on my visa page. I think all the info i need is on the data page. Thanks
You don't need info of your visa page... your data page is enough
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by fadjnr(m): 11:47pm On Mar 27
seyewest:
No not yet... The airport may be included in the pre clearance expansion later this year.

Thanks for the correction.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Elogene: 9:37am On Mar 28
Good morning house! Got into Florida yesterday morning through emirates flight. Entry into the state wasn't stressful.
After having my passport scanned, had to line up to meet with a cbp officer....
My interaction with the cbp officer:
Cbp: hello, good morning
Me: good morning
Cbp: how are you doing today?
Me: I'm doing good but very tired from the 15 hour flight from Dubai
Cbp: so sorry about that ma'am.... Can I have your passport and declaration form?
Me: (passes both to him)
Cbp: what do you do ma'am?
Me: I'm a bla bla bla
Cbp: how long do you plan to stay in Florida?
Me: 16 days
Cbp: okay... How much do you have with you?
Me: $1200
Cbp: (smiling) are you sure you have up to that with you? Just in case they want to confirm at the secondary inspection....
Me: yes I have exactly that with me
Cbp: okay ma'am, hope you're planning on visiting Disney World?
Me: (smiling too) oh yes... The hotel I'll be staying at, provides a shuttle to several tourist sites.
Cbp: okay ma'am (smiles as he stamps 6 months on my passport) have a lovely vacation.
Me: thank you, have a lovely day

Proceeding to pick up my checked in luggage and then straight to secondary inspection...
Cbp2: good morning ma'am
Me: good morning
Cbp2: do you have laptops or digital camera in your luggage?
Me: no.... I have just my cell phone with me
Cbp2: okay....any agricultural produce?
Me: not at all
Cbp2: alright ma'am just scan your luggage over there and you are good to go.
Me: (place my luggage on the scanner) then pick them up at the other end.
Cbp2: have a lovely day ma'am
Me: you too... (heading out into Florida fresh air) grin cheesy
All in all, no stress apart from the long queue.... Already enjoying my holiday here.

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by shotuns: 6:34pm On Mar 28
Congrats..... @Elogene

Elogene:
Good morning house! Got into Florida yesterday morning through emirates flight. Entry into the state wasn't stressful.
After having my passport scanned, had to line up to meet with a cbp officer....
My interaction with the cbp officer:
Cbp: hello, good morning
Me: good morning
Cbp: how are you doing today?
Me: I'm doing good but very tired from the 15 hour flight from Dubai
Cbp: so sorry about that ma'am.... Can I have your passport and declaration form?
Me: (passes both to him)
Cbp: what do you do ma'am?
Me: I'm a bla bla bla
Cbp: how long do you plan to stay in Florida?
Me: 16 days
Cbp: okay... How much do you have with you?
Me: $1200
Cbp: (smiling) are you sure you have up to that with you? Just in case they want to confirm at the secondary inspection....
Me: yes I have exactly that with me
Cbp: okay ma'am, hope you're planning on visiting Disney World?
Me: (smiling too) oh yes... The hotel I'll be staying at, provides a shuttle to several tourist sites.
Cbp: okay ma'am (smiles as he stamps 6 months on my passport) have a lovely vacation.
Me: thank you, have a lovely day

Proceeding to pick up my checked in luggage and then straight to secondary inspection...
Cbp2: good morning ma'am
Me: good morning
Cbp2: do you have laptops or digital camera in your luggage?
Me: no.... I have just my cell phone with me
Cbp2: okay....any agricultural produce?
Me: not at all
Cbp2: alright ma'am just scan your luggage over there and you are good to go.
Me: (place my luggage on the scanner) then pick them up at the other end.
Cbp2: have a lovely day ma'am
Me: you too... (heading out into Florida fresh air) grin cheesy
All in all, no stress apart from the long queue.... Already enjoying my holiday here.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Lrmush(m): 4:44pm On Mar 29
Pls, was your cell phone collected nd checked?
Elogene:
Good morning house! Got into Florida yesterday morning through emirates flight. Entry into the state wasn't stressful.
After having my passport scanned, had to line up to meet with a cbp officer....
My interaction with the cbp officer:
Cbp: hello, good morning
Me: good morning
Cbp: how are you doing today?
Me: I'm doing good but very tired from the 15 hour flight from Dubai
Cbp: so sorry about that ma'am.... Can I have your passport and declaration form?
Me: (passes both to him)
Cbp: what do you do ma'am?
Me: I'm a bla bla bla
Cbp: how long do you plan to stay in Florida?
Me: 16 days
Cbp: okay... How much do you have with you?
Me: $1200
Cbp: (smiling) are you sure you have up to that with you? Just in case they want to confirm at the secondary inspection....
Me: yes I have exactly that with me
Cbp: okay ma'am, hope you're planning on visiting Disney World?
Me: (smiling too) oh yes... The hotel I'll be staying at, provides a shuttle to several tourist sites.
Cbp: okay ma'am (smiles as he stamps 6 months on my passport) have a lovely vacation.
Me: thank you, have a lovely day

Proceeding to pick up my checked in luggage and then straight to secondary inspection...
Cbp2: good morning ma'am
Me: good morning
Cbp2: do you have laptops or digital camera in your luggage?
Me: no.... I have just my cell phone with me
Cbp2: okay....any agricultural produce?
Me: not at all
Cbp2: alright ma'am just scan your luggage over there and you are good to go.
Me: (place my luggage on the scanner) then pick them up at the other end.
Cbp2: have a lovely day ma'am
Me: you too... (heading out into Florida fresh air) grin cheesy
All in all, no stress apart from the long queue.... Already enjoying my holiday here.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 5:33pm On Mar 29
Elogene:
Good morning house! Got into Florida yesterday morning through emirates flight. Entry into the state wasn't stressful.
After having my passport scanned, had to line up to meet with a cbp officer....
My interaction with the cbp officer:
Cbp: hello, good morning
Me: good morning
Cbp: how are you doing today?
Me: I'm doing good but very tired from the 15 hour flight from Dubai
Cbp: so sorry about that ma'am.... Can I have your passport and declaration form?
Me: (passes both to him)
Cbp: what do you do ma'am?
Me: I'm a bla bla bla
Cbp: how long do you plan to stay in Florida?
Me: 16 days
Cbp: okay... How much do you have with you?
Me: $1200
Cbp: (smiling) are you sure you have up to that with you? Just in case they want to confirm at the secondary inspection....
Me: yes I have exactly that with me
Cbp: okay ma'am, hope you're planning on visiting Disney World?
Me: (smiling too) oh yes... The hotel I'll be staying at, provides a shuttle to several tourist sites.
Cbp: okay ma'am (smiles as he stamps 6 months on my passport) have a lovely vacation.
Me: thank you, have a lovely day

Proceeding to pick up my checked in luggage and then straight to secondary inspection...
Cbp2: good morning ma'am
Me: good morning
Cbp2: do you have laptops or digital camera in your luggage?
Me: no.... I have just my cell phone with me
Cbp2: okay....any agricultural produce?
Me: not at all
Cbp2: alright ma'am just scan your luggage over there and you are good to go.
Me: (place my luggage on the scanner) then pick them up at the other end.
Cbp2: have a lovely day ma'am
Me: you too... (heading out into Florida fresh air) grin cheesy
All in all, no stress apart from the long queue.... Already enjoying my holiday here.
Enjoy your stay
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by efavour: 12:26am On Mar 30
Originalsly:
Cerelac and Milo are easily available in the US. I'll advise you not to travel with such since it may raise suspicions and put you under the microscope.#1 suspicion... drug trafficking. .. cocaine to be precise.
@ topic..... routine questions as so many said.... if you begin to fumble for answers. .. you'll have problem...or if you're saying a different thing at the POE than what you said at the Visa office. From my experience.... they try to clear you as fast as they can.
As long as her hands are clean,nothing to fear. I carried baby food (sma gold milk)and sterilized water in a feeding bottle sef when i travelled with my infant . Of course they paid much attention to the water and the food. Nothing to be worried about if your hands are clean.you just cant shop the same day you arrive.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by tosenbaba(m): 12:43am On Mar 30
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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by tosenbaba(m): 12:49am On Mar 30
Elogene:
Good morning house! Got into Florida yesterday morning through emirates flight. Entry into the state wasn't stressful.
After having my passport scanned, had to line up to meet with a cbp officer....
My interaction with the cbp officer:
Cbp: hello, good morning
Me: good morning
Cbp: how are you doing today?
Me: I'm doing good but very tired from the 15 hour flight from Dubai
Cbp: so sorry about that ma'am.... Can I have your passport and declaration form?
Me: (passes both to him)
Cbp: what do you do ma'am?
Me: I'm a bla bla bla
Cbp: how long do you plan to stay in Florida?
Me: 16 days
Cbp: okay... How much do you have with you?
Me: $1200
Cbp: (smiling) are you sure you have up to that with you? Just in case they want to confirm at the secondary inspection....
Me: yes I have exactly that with me
Cbp: okay ma'am, hope you're planning on visiting Disney World?
Me: (smiling too) oh yes... The hotel I'll be staying at, provides a shuttle to several tourist sites.
Cbp: okay ma'am (smiles as he stamps 6 months on my passport) have a lovely vacation.
Me: thank you, have a lovely day

Proceeding to pick up my checked in luggage and then straight to secondary inspection...
Cbp2: good morning ma'am
Me: good morning
Cbp2: do you have laptops or digital camera in your luggage?
Me: no.... I have just my cell phone with me
Cbp2: okay....any agricultural produce?
Me: not at all
Cbp2: alright ma'am just scan your luggage over there and you are good to go.
Me: (place my luggage on the scanner) then pick them up at the other end.
Cbp2: have a lovely day ma'am
Me: you too... (heading out into Florida fresh air) grin cheesy
All in all, no stress apart from the long queue.... Already enjoying my holiday here.
Will be in Florida in some days time with my Family...hope the Immigration officer were not too harsh.....then how was the stopover in dubai...flying with emirate too...
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 9:02pm On Mar 30
tosenbaba:


Will be in Florida in some days time with my Family...hope the Immigration officer were not too harsh.....then how was the stopover in dubai...flying with emirate too...
Depending on your destination in U.S ... Check your ticket you will see how long your stopover is.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by vemmawealth(f): 9:44am On Mar 31
seyewest:

Depending on your destination in U.S ... Check your ticket you will see how long your stopover is.

Mr. Seyewest,

I plan to be in Florida soon with my kids and husband on vacation but we also want to travel through America to see the country. What do you think about coming in through JFK or Chicago depending on available flight then take a bus like Greyhound to Orlando. Is there any suggestion you can give us.

Thanks for doing a good job.

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