US - Canada - US on Visa Waiver

Old Feb 12th 2013, 7:46 pm
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From the link:

If the CBP Officer thinks you are trying to "reset" the clock by making a short trip out of the U.S. and re-entering for another 90-day period, you can be denied entry. (If that happens, you will have to obtain a visa for any future travel to the U.S.) In order to be re-admitted to the U.S. shortly after a previous admission expired, you will have to convince a CBP Officer that you are not trying to "game" the system.
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Originally Posted by captainsensible View Post
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...ible-countries

Canada - No
Mexico - No
Caribbean - No
Puerto Rico - Probably not

Costa Rica - Yes
Better still:

Stay in the US for about 40 days, go back to the UK for at least 30 days, come back to the US ...
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Is it possible to apply for a B1 / B2 visa whilst in the US?
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Is it possible to apply for a B1 / B2 visa whilst in the US?
No.

Well, to be more accurate, you could submit the application but to get the visa your wife would have to go back to to the UK, go through a visa interview at the enbassy in London and then wait for the visa to be issued (if she got it)

There really isn't an easy way to do what you want to do - is it such a big deal for you to be apart for a few weeks or even a month or two?
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Is it possible to apply for a B1 / B2 visa whilst in the US?
A visa allows you into the USA (if the IO also agrees) QED you would need to leave and apply, be interviewed, and if successful, come back and present the visa to the IO. Of course, the chances of getting the visa is incredibly remote if you're eligible for the VWP.
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Its just more logical to travel together especially with so much luggage, seeing as we are talking around two - three weeks extra stay.

I have received my answers and appreciate the help.
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what I do want is some assistance in getting getting a new 90 day stay for my wife.
Have her travel further away than Canada, Mexico, or the adjacent islands. There is no other way.

As advised the total stay would be between 3-4 months and there are most likely only 2 weeks that are required over the 90 day limit.
Her stay can only be up to 90 days per entry. She will not get a NEW 90-day entry after going to Canada. Therefore, it's unlikely she will be able to stay 4 months continuously. She can stay 89 days, go back to the UK (or anywhere else in the world except Canada, Mexico, or adjacent islands), then try for another new 90 days in the USA.

Im based in the US east coast, Is it recommended to fly into Mexico or the Carribbean?
No.

is the Bahamas and Puerto Rico an option?
No.

(Are you not seeing the previous posts in this thread? Just curious, because these questions have already been answered, but you're asking them now as if you haven't read the previous posts.)

Ideally we would plan to do this half way into her original 90 day stay so that she gets another 90 days stay of which we would plan to use approx 6 weeks.
She won't get a new 90-day stay after a trip to Canada. If you do the trip to Canada about 35 days into her stay, and spend 2 weeks in Canada, she will be admitted back to the USA for the remainder of her original 90-days (the remaining 41 days).

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Is it possible to apply for a B1 / B2 visa whilst in the US?
No. A visa cannot be obtained from within the USA. Why? Because visa are issued at a US consulate/embassy outside the USA. There is no US consulate/embassy within the USA.

Besides which, a person who is eligible to use the VWP will find it nearly impossible to get a B-2 visa.

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I have received my answers and appreciate the help.
Ah, you did see the previous posts. Good.

Sorry things can't quite work out the way you wished. Immigration is like that, sometimes. Well, most of the time, actually. LOL

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Its just more logical to travel together especially with so much luggage, seeing as we are talking around two - three weeks extra stay.
In a nutshell, the US government simply doesn't care that their rules and regulations are inconvenient for you. You abide by them or you break them. There's really nothing in between.

If your wife doesn't ever want to use the VWP again, she can simply overstay... but that will likely also impact whether or not she'll ever get a B-2 visa.

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