I would like to revisit family in June 2013 this year, will I be able to return for six more months, all my paper work is in order, will I have any problems coming back to U.S. I';m from Philippines and have ten year visa, I spent five months in U.S. two months in 2012 and three in 2013
You must be a high net worth Phillipino to have been issued a 10 year B-1/2.. or you knew someone on the inside at the Manila embassy?
Getting serious now, I don't think you'll have any problems. The cumulative time you spent in the U.S. is nearly nothing compared to what others (of all nationalities) spend.. and still manage to get admitted again.. Especially if you are over 55 and not perceived as someone who is coming to work..
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The CBP officers say they look at each case on its merits but there seems to be an unwritten rule not to exceed six months in the U.S. during the previous 12 months. Burden is on you to show you are only staying long enough to fulfill the purpose of your visit and more importantly prove you intend to return.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
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I would argue you should not.
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