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Old Jan 19th 2021, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
US has never been able to control its Borders, and as far as I am aware the incoming Administration is not going to want to move in that direction.
Well they control the official ones... agree if people don’t present at a POE it wound be harder. But doable at POE and most people arriving by air are unlikely to try an illegal crossing...
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Old Feb 16th 2021, 1:52 am
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Quick update:
I traveled back to LAX on Sun 14 Feb (L-1A with valid National Interest Exception provided by the US Embassy in London), attempted entry via Global Entry (have been a member for years). This worked fine when I traveled to LAX on Sun 10 Jan; I just had to show my negative Covid-19 test result, and I was on my way. (I already got grilled at LHR at check-in if I had an NIE etc., a process that takes 30 mins)

However, this time, the CBP officer asked me why I am traveling, to which I responded "I work here". He didn't say a thing but called over a colleague of his. Said colleague, with my passport in his hand, walked me to the CBP "Admissibility Review Office" (private room, special CBP card entry only). I was seated down, and in a few minutes was asked to attend one of the booths within this room. The CBP officer (new person) asked who I worked for, and how long I spent outside the US (to which I replied three weeks). He then stamped my passport, and I was on my way.

What I found strange is that I was not asked for the Covid-19 test result, nor if I had a National Interest Exception (though they must see this on their end on the computer). I would have assumed the primary CBP officer (by the GE kiosk) could have pulled up the NIE information on his computer.

Has anyone encountered a similar situation?
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 2:51 pm
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I have searched and googled everywhere for the answer to this question but can't find anything that specifically answers it. My husbands parents are US citizens and live in the US but we are UK citizens and passport holders. Is he exempt under the proclamations exemption for being a 'child' of a US citizen? Or is there an age limit of the child ie under 21? I can't find an age limit anywhere and can't seem to get hold of the embassy to ask. His mother is quite ill with cancer and going through some pretty nasty treatment. We are desperately trying to find a way to visit (we will quarantine and test when we get there) as we don't know whether we will see her again at this rate. Thanks
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by lme30005 View Post
I have searched and googled everywhere for the answer to this question but can't find anything that specifically answers it. My husbands parents are US citizens and live in the US but we are UK citizens and passport holders. Is he exempt under the proclamations exemption for being a 'child' of a US citizen? Or is there an age limit of the child ie under 21? I can't find an age limit anywhere and can't seem to get hold of the embassy to ask. His mother is quite ill with cancer and going through some pretty nasty treatment. We are desperately trying to find a way to visit (we will quarantine and test when we get there) as we don't know whether we will see her again at this rate. Thanks
*edit* misread child and parent travel. The proclamation does not appear to apply any further restriction on the child of a USC per https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/fi...20Guidance.pdf

The suspension of entry under the proclamation does not apply to: ... v. any alien who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;
Based on this it would allow your husband to travel but not you.

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Old Feb 18th 2021, 3:03 pm
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The USC or PR must be under 21 and unmarried, yes. Per https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/fi...20Guidance.pdf
That info suggested the parent alien must have a USC child under 21. What about the other way round, where the child is the alien but the parent is a USC? Or am I just getting confused?!
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 3:04 pm
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*edit* misread child and parent travel. The proclamation does not appear to apply any further restriction on the child of a USC per https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/fi...20Guidance.pdf



Based on this it would allow your husband to travel but not you.
Cross posted, thanks! At least he could go if needed
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 6:59 pm
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That info suggested the parent alien must have a USC child under 21. What about the other way round, where the child is the alien but the parent is a USC? Or am I just getting confused?!
So your husband's parents moved to the US and took out US naturalisation? Your husband is a UK citizen born and bred?
Then, personally, I don't see how your husband would be eligible.
I would be interested to know if any application he makes would be approved.

As previously said YOU as wife would not be eligible under this proclamation.
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 7:22 pm
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Yes they moved there and became USC's about 12 years ago. It's really difficult to get any sort of answer as most searches seem to apply to immigrant visas, not just visiting on an ESTA. US embassy say they can't offer any sort of interpretation of the proclamation so no idea how we'd find out. Maybe an airline would know something
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Default Re: Covid 19 Travel/Immigration to USA - please check here and ask questions

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Yes they moved there and became USC's about 12 years ago. It's really difficult to get any sort of answer as most searches seem to apply to immigrant visas, not just visiting on an ESTA. US embassy say they can't offer any sort of interpretation of the proclamation so no idea how we'd find out. Maybe an airline would know something
Certainly visiting on an ESTA is no-no at the moment without an NIE approval: (see below)

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...d-ireland.html

Certainly the proclamation states that 'children' are exempt from the banning of travellers from the UK, (children, foster children, and wards); just interested to see how an adult with UK passport and parents who are naturalised US citizens would fare trying to enter US under his parents status.
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 8:36 pm
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Certainly visiting on an ESTA is no-no at the moment without an NIE approval: (see below)

https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...d-ireland.html

Certainly the proclamation states that 'children' are exempt from the banning of travellers from the UK, (children, foster children, and wards); just interested to see how an adult with UK passport and parents who are naturalised US citizens would fare trying to enter US under his parents status.
A UK citizen I know just did a transit through the US back to the UK from a Caribbean island. He had to get an ESTA and a negative test before flying, on arrival in the US he went though immigration and customs and so he effectively entered the US (and had to go to check his duty free in). I thought the main issue was which country you are coming from not your citizenship, e.g. people going via a third county still works?
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I understand the OP is in the UK ....

yes, entering the US from outside of the 'banned zone' is still in effect I believe.
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Old Feb 18th 2021, 9:25 pm
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I would be concerned about re-entering the UK. There are reports of the US being added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list of countries.
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As per https://www.natlawreview.com/article...-schengen-area, I will update the forum here should my upcoming NIE be impacted next week when I travel from LAX to LHR (I need to return to LAX after two weeks).
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