B2 visa

#1
My parents (b2 visa holders) visited me last year from Sept, 2018 - Nov 2018 (2 months). Now they are planning for another visit from June, 2019 - Sept, 2019.

Apart from booking tickets and carrying their B2 visa stamped passports, are there any other legal procedures (e.g. revisit US consulate) before their second trip to US? What documents they need to carry (e.g. return ticket)?


I am assuming that all they need to do is head straight to the airport with their passport, B2 visa, and plane tickets. Is that call?
 
#3
Yes, they have multiple entry visas.

During their stay in US (from June, 2019 to Sept, 2019), they would like to travel to Mexico for a few days (3 days) and return to US. I am not sure how the immigration officer will treat this return.

My primary concern is this: B2 visa holders are given a maximum of six-month duration when they visit US. However, during their stay in US, if they visit a neighboring country for a few days (fore e.g. 3 days) and return to US within the same six-month duration, will the immigration officer treat this as if the visa holder is seeking a fresh six-month stay at US? If so, this might create problems. I am not sure.
 

1AurCitizen

Registered Users (C)
#4
A visit to Mexico (or Canada) will not reset the i94; they will not get a fresh six-month stay. They should obviously plan on leaving the US on their originally scheduled return date in Sept.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
#5
Yes, they have multiple entry visas.

During their stay in US (from June, 2019 to Sept, 2019), they would like to travel to Mexico for a few days (3 days) and return to US. I am not sure how the immigration officer will treat this return.

My primary concern is this: B2 visa holders are given a maximum of six-month duration when they visit US. However, during their stay in US, if they visit a neighboring country for a few days (fore e.g. 3 days) and return to US within the same six-month duration, will the immigration officer treat this as if the visa holder is seeking a fresh six-month stay at US? If so, this might create problems. I am not sure.
They can visit Mexico and Canada, but it doesn’t reset the i94. So for example if they are originally stamped for 3 months, they can visit Mexico, but still have to leave the US by that 3-month date on their i94.
Also, 6 months is not guaranteed, it is maximum. We have had situations of people expecting 6 months and being admitted for less.
 
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