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Old Jul 15th 2002, 8:06 am
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Hi

Does anyone know how long a British person has to leave America before returning on the 3 month Visa waiver
ie. Visit for 90 days and then what
Do you have to come back to Britain for a specific amount of time before returning for another 90 day stay

thanks
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Old Jul 15th 2002, 1:20 pm
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Originally posted by paulc
Hi

Does anyone know how long a British person has to leave America before returning on the 3 month Visa waiver
ie. Visit for 90 days and then what
Do you have to come back to Britain for a specific amount of time before returning for another 90 day stay

thanks
Paul
Not more than a week.

Sometimes people need to come here for short work-related posting, longer than 90 days but not long enough to make it worthwhile jumping through the hoops for a work visa. So, they do "visa hops" - leave the US for a week, and then come back again for another 90 days. However Canada, Mexico, and the Carribbean are deemed to be US territory, you have to go to South America, Europe, or Asia for the visa hop to be effective.

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Old Jul 15th 2002, 5:20 pm
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Pulaski wrote:
    > paulc wrote:
    > > Hi Does anyone know how long a British person has to leave America before
    > > returning on the 3 month Visa waiver
    > > ie. Visit for 90 days and then what Do you have to come back to Britain for a
    > > specific amount of time before returning for another 90 day stay thanks
    > > Paul
    >
    >
    >
    > Not more than a week.

The rule of thumb is to use the visa waiver no more than once or twice a year. There
is no fixed rule, but INS will get suspicious if you use the visa waiver too often.

    >
    > Sometimes people need to come here for short work-related posting, longer than 90
    > days but not long enough to make it worthwhile jumping through the hoops for a work
    > visa. So, they do "visa hops" - leave the US for a week, and then come back again
    > for another 90 days. However Canada, Mexico, and the Carribbean are deemed to be US
    > territory
^^^^^^^^^^^^

Please get your terminology right. These countries are contiguous to the US, and the
visa waiver law doesn't allow "flag-poling" through these countries.

-Joe
 
Old Jul 15th 2002, 9:20 pm
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Hello mate

Don't know but main thing is being able to convince immigration when yocome back in
that you DO expect to return - that you aren't after Perrmanent Residence ie, have a
return ticket/job/property/interests in the UK.

If you overstay the 90 days it is not too bad- but is if you stay more than 180 days
after that then you can get in a lot of shit- you will be barred and will have to
get unbarred.

As in all cases- consult a lawyer

Simon

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    > Hi
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    > Does anyone know how long a British person has to leave America before returning on
    > the 3 month Visa waiver
    > ie. Visit for 90 days and then what Do you have to come back to Britain for a
    > specific amount of time before returning for another 90 day stay
    >
    > thanks Paul
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