I'm writing on this forum because I need more information about entering in the US as a tourist on a B2 visa for the second time. I couldn't find any information on official website (embassy/consulate), so I hope somebody can help me.
That's my situation:
I have a B1/B2 visa on my passport valid for 10 years (multiple entries). Since 2007 I used to vacation in Florida for 1-2 months (each year) without a visa (Visa Waiver Program, I'm from Italy). My first time in the US was because I took an English class (part time) to improve my English, and then I loved so much South Florida that I keep coming back. I don't have any relativies, but just a couple of friends.
Last years I applied for the visitor visa because I decided to spend more time in Miami Beach, FL (of course no more than 6 months). Since I'm working in my family small company in Italy, I don't have any probems to take some months off work every year. Last year I stayed in the US for 5 months (from October 2011 to March 2012). This year I'd like to do that again, meaning come back to South Beach for 5 months on vacations (from Oct/Nov to Mar/Apr).
- Can I do that again? I mean, can I go back to Miami for 5 months even if I already stayed 5 months last year?
- Can I use my B2 visa that I already have on my passport? I mean, I don't need to go to the consulate and apply again for the same visa... Am I right?
- Do I need to bring some documents when I will be at the airport or all I need is my passport with my B2 visa on it? I'm asking this questions because when I applied for the visa I had to bring and show some documents (bank statement, employer's letter, proof of my home residence country (Italy)...); however when last year I enter in the US (I used for the first time the B2 visa) at the airport the officer asked me some questions (what's your job, where you will stay in Miami, why are you here, do you have some friend here, and so on), but all I needed is my passport with my visa on it (I didn't bring and show any documents, just my passport).
Now, I already have the visa on my passport and I'm going to use it for the second time, do you think that I have to bring and show at the officer those documents update when I will enter in the US? Or all I need is only my passport?
Thank you very much for your reply.