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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 10:14pm On Sep 08
Dynamitehimself:
I will be travelling to America first week of Oct.
Can I hold BTA in pounds instead of dollars.
Will that be a problem.
I mean 1000 pounds for 6 nights
I will be travelling from the UK
You should be able to change it to $ in any of the airport in UK or U.S

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 10:18pm On Sep 08
AmbLaraCrux:
Hello.

Thanks to the person who started this thread.
On the visa application form for B2, I filled 30days and I got 2 years. But now, am going for as long as 8months (I bought a return ticket from September 12 to April 27). Will that be an issue when am being asked how long?

Secondly, what's the minimum am expected to have as PTA for that long period. I know it's $4000 per quarter.

Thank you!!!
You can't stay in the U.S for more than 6 months at a stretch anything after that is illegal since you filled 30 days stick with that so you need to change your ticket to 30 days.
The CBP officers won't allow you into U.S if your plan is to stay for 8 months and your visa will be revoke.
You can enter U.S with less than $10,000 anything more than that you must declare it.

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 10:25pm On Sep 08
ozim:
Hello guys, please, I would like to know if it will be wise for me to travel with any of our malaria drugs, cos when I visited Orlando Florida with my wife few months ago, she became very sick and all the meds I got didn't work like the ones in 9ja, our flight is end of this month and since we are staying 3months I was thinking of going with some meds, will I have any issues please?

I think you should avoid Florida for now due to Hurricane Irma and also you can take your meds but declare it at the POE.

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by nairacountry(m): 10:38pm On Sep 08
seyewest:

I think you should avoid Florida for now due to Hurricane Irma and also you can take your meds but declare it at the POE.

I was about to reply the below quote coz medication isn't a ban substance once not in commercial quatity. Though one may be asked for the prescription i think

Chascop:



Please treat her well before making any move. Don't try wat you're planning
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 11:38pm On Sep 08
seyewest:
You should be able to change it to $ in any of the airport in UK or U.S
seyewest , I don't think there's any problem with that

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 11:40pm On Sep 08
nairacountry:


I was about to reply the below quote coz medication isn't a ban substance once not in commercial quatity. Though one may be asked for the prescription i think

yeah, that's why it's advisable to treat before traveling.

The mode of treatment and drug prescription here in US is not the same with Naija.

mentioning malaria to their hearing is kinda scary to them

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Dynamitehimself(m): 12:04am On Sep 09
Chascop:


no problem but when asked, please tell them the truth. declare the amount you have. no deduction no addition

Ok thanx
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by jenny2007(f): 2:35pm On Sep 09
AmbLaraCrux:
Hello.

Thanks to the person who started this thread.
On the visa application form for B2, I filled 30days and I got 2 years. But now, am going for as long as 8months (I bought a return ticket from September 12 to April 27). Will that be an issue when am being asked how long?

Secondly, what's the minimum am expected to have as PTA for that long period. I know it's $4000 per quarter.

Thank you!!!

I see that you want them to deport you abi! Mind you, you cannot stay as a visitor in the States for more than 6 months...even that 6 months has to be permitted by stamping at your POE. By the way, not everyone can get 6 months stamp sef. You can't determine your permitted length of stay till you are stamped in and check your i-94. Some people are given even one month stay. Why would you buy a ticket with an 8 months gap pls?
My advise is this, stick to your duration as filled on your dhs-160 form; buy a ticket to fit same duration; travel and get stamped then change your ticket date to a new date ( remember that it still CANNOT be more than your PERMITTED duration of stay though). Goodluck
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by KaptainAfrika: 8:30pm On Sep 09
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE US FOR 8 MONTHS ?!
YOU ARE ONLY STAMPED IN FOR 6 MONTHS MAXIMUM.
AND EVEN THEN YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO STAY UP TO 6 MONTHS, UNLESS YOU SAID SO AT THE INTERVIEW.

AmbLaraCrux:
Hello.

Thanks to the person who started this thread.
On the visa application form for B2, I filled 30days and I got 2 years. But now, am going for as long as 8months (I bought a return ticket from September 12 to April 27). Will that be an issue when am being asked how long?

Secondly, what's the minimum am expected to have as PTA for that long period. I know it's $4000 per quarter.

Thank you!!!
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:19pm On Sep 09
KaptainAfrika:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE US FOR 8 MONTHS ?!
YOU ARE ONLY STAMPED IN FOR 6 MONTHS MAXIMUM.
AND EVEN THEN YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO STAY UP TO 6 MONTHS, UNLESS YOU SAID SO AT THE INTERVIEW.

Maybe he has plan to work in the U.S which is illegal.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:33pm On Sep 09
Chascop:


seyewest , I don't think there's any problem with that

He can't spend pounds in the U.S, my suggestion is for him to change it to USD in UK or US.... I know the CBP officer will be okay with currency.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Dynamitehimself(m): 1:56am On Sep 10
seyewest:

You should be able to change it to $ in any of the airport in UK or U.S

Ok thanx
I will be going with my laptop. Hope that won't be a problem. What am I to expect?
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 10:40am On Sep 10
Dynamitehimself:


Ok thanx
I will be going with my laptop. Hope that won't be a problem. What am I to expect?

make sure there's nothing implicating in your laptop.
like documents
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 10:41am On Sep 10
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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by ladylco: 3:14pm On Sep 10
AmbLaraCrux:



Hello.

Thanks to the person who started this thread.
On the visa application form for B2, I filled 30days and I got 2 years. But now, am going for as long as 8months (I bought a return ticket from September 12 to April 27). Will that be an issue when am being asked how long?

Secondly, what's the minimum am expected to have as PTA for that long period. I know it's $4000 per quarter.

Thank you!!!

AH! you this sombody you are playing with fire o! so you want all the money you spent for visa and ticket as well as all your time to waste just like that? in this hard time "in datigbogurl's voice'. Bikonu dont try it o. Stick to the duration you filled on your DS160 form then when you are in the USA you change your return date to few days to the exipration of your stamped date.

to before warned is......... complete it.

All the best
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by billybabe: 4:06pm On Sep 10
Hello everyone,i plan visiting newyork first week in October please does anyone know if I can travel to USA with some alcoholic bitters(orijin and alomo)?my host requested I bring some when coming. I am aware some items are prohibited mainly food and agricultural products but I am not certain about drinks.if it is allowed what's the maximum quantity I can have in my checked in luggage? Thanks.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by borryworld: 4:44pm On Sep 10
ladylco:


AH! you this sombody you are playing with fire o! so you want all the money you spent for visa and ticket as well as all your time to waste just like that? in this hard time "in datigbogurl's voice'. Bikonu dont try it o. Stick to the duration you filled on your DS160 form then when you are in the USA you change your return date to few days to the exipration of your stamped date.

to before warned is......... complete it.

All the best
few days before expiration of the "admitted till" date will not work for somebody of working age who is on visit visa. The question is, what will you doing the state for more than 30days without working?. This will be hard for a young person (who is not in the state for medicals) to answer.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Bigabbey22: 6:52pm On Sep 10
Pls advice me, I love to be wearing native always. Pls can can I wear agbada travel to america? Thanks , I need speedy response.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 7:12pm On Sep 10
billybabe:
Hello everyone,i plan visiting newyork first week in October please does anyone know if I can travel to USA with some alcoholic bitters(orijin and alomo)?my host requested I bring some when coming. I am aware some items are prohibited mainly food and agricultural products but I am not certain about drinks.if it is allowed what's the maximum quantity I can have in my checked in luggage? Thanks.
Yes you can just declare it at the airport.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 7:13pm On Sep 10
Bigabbey22:
Pls advice me, I love to be wearing native always. Pls can can I wear agbada travel to america? Thanks , I need speedy response.
Yes of course they will love it grin
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by KaptainAfrika: 7:16pm On Sep 10
Please do. Its not a crime.

Bigabbey22:
Pls advice me, I love to be wearing native always. Pls can can I wear agbada travel to america? Thanks , I need speedy response.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by AmbLaraCrux: 7:38am On Sep 11
borryworld:
few days before expiration of the "admitted till" date will not work for somebody of working age who is on visit visa. The question is, what will you doing the state for more than 30days without working?. This will be hard for a young person (who is not in the state for medicals) to answer.

Yeah. Thanks.
The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year.

Duration changed. Thank you.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by AmbLaraCrux: 7:39am On Sep 11
KaptainAfrika:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE US FOR 8 MONTHS ?!
YOU ARE ONLY STAMPED IN FOR 6 MONTHS MAXIMUM.
AND EVEN THEN YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO STAY UP TO 6 MONTHS, UNLESS YOU SAID SO AT THE INTERVIEW.


The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year. I mentioned that to the lady during the interview.

Thanks for your help. Duration changed.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by AmbLaraCrux: 7:40am On Sep 11
seyewest:

You can't stay in the U.S for more than 6 months at a stretch anything after that is illegal since you filled 30 days stick with that so you need to change your ticket to 30 days.
The CBP officers won't allow you into U.S if your plan is to stay for 8 months and your visa will be revoke.
You can enter U.S with less than $10,000 anything more than that you must declare it.

The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year. I mentioned that to the lady during the interview.

Thanks for the reply though. Duration changed.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by AmbLaraCrux: 7:43am On Sep 11
Chascop:



lol.. please don't mind my manners.
Firstly, you have a 2 year multiple entry. Please don't try what you're about planning on.

How can you buy a return ticket for that long period of time. Please Go back to the office (airline)that sold that ticket and reschedule it for that 30DAYS you stated during your visa application.
Secondly, the US homeland security will definitely arrest you, not just that, detain you and finally revoke your visa without mercy at the POE.

The maximum time required to stay in the US is 6 months. of course, no one would stamp 8months for you at the POE. What's your plan?


Make sure you don't deviate from your initial plan.
So, make sure you rectify that ticket issue and make it 60days.

And at the point of entry, tell them you're staying for 60days. Your return ticket is a clear evidence.


if you ever mention 8 months to their hearing, then just wait for the next available flight back to Naija..


Please, what's your purpose of visiting the US?


The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year. I mentioned that to the lady during the interview.
I already changed the ticket though.

Thanks for your help also.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by AmbLaraCrux: 7:46am On Sep 11
ladylco:


AH! you this sombody you are playing with fire o! so you want all the money you spent for visa and ticket as well as all your time to waste just like that? in this hard time "in datigbogurl's voice'. Bikonu dont try it o. Stick to the duration you filled on your DS160 form then when you are in the USA you change your return date to few days to the exipration of your stamped date.

to before warned is......... complete it.

All the best

Lol. Thanks. The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year. I mentioned that to the lady during the interview.
Duration has been changed also. Thanks.
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Owolarbie(m): 7:30am On Sep 13
Please Anybody with Atlanta POE experience ?? help a brother im leaving with my family this weekend and i need to be prepared

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Dynamitehimself(m): 7:50am On Sep 13
Chascop:


make sure there's nothing implicating in your laptop.
like documents

Ok thanx
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 12:08pm On Sep 13
Owolarbie:
Please Anybody with Atlanta POE experience ?? help a brother im leaving with my family this weekend and i need to be prepared


There's nothing to fear about. Just say the truth and stick to the details you provided during your application . i believe you must have read all comments on this thread. Every answers one needs to know has been answered.


Welcome to America in advance.

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Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chascop: 12:09pm On Sep 13
AmbLaraCrux:


The plan is a birthday party in September and then tutorials and a professional exam early next year. I mentioned that to the lady during the interview.

Thanks for the reply though. Duration changed.


Did you actually mention six months during your interview?
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by nairacountry(m): 2:00pm On Sep 13
Chascop and all, please do i need Canada visa to layover 2hrs in Ottawa or any other cad airport en route Chicago?

I am going to Chicago but the cheapest flight im seeing is with 1 stop in canada and i do not presently have canada visa.

Thanks in advance sirs/mas
Re: U.S Visit: Point Of Entry Interview/stories. by Donaltus: 11:33am On Sep 14
Please where can I book cheap USA flight from Nigeria.... I also want to know the minimum I can go with as PTA or it BTA

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