My boyfriend, who is a UK citizen, is planning to visit me in NY and stay for three months (max time allowed to stay on an ESTA). During this time, we want to go on a vacation to the Bahamas. Will it be an issue for him when he has to re-enter the US after our Caribbean vacation? Will he get additional time to stay in the US upon re-entry (basically, re-setting the 3 month max clock?)
Thanks in advance!
There is a widespread perception that if CBP gives someone 3 months or 6 months to stay to stay in the U.S., the foreign national can remain in the U.S. for the full time period, depart the U.S. on the ast day, and subsequently hop on a plane a few days later and return to the U.S. and be granted another 3 months or 6 months as the case may be. That is completely false. More likely than not, CBP will not readily admit your boyfriend if he returns too soon. Consult an immigration lawyer for more information. Many of us offer quick consultations at little or no charge. Good luck to you.
Dean P. Murray
The Murray Law Firm
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(Office located within minutes of the George Washington Bridge)
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