My friend is visiting New York City later this month on a VWP with a pending sibling I-130 application which has a priority date several years away. She is a college student from Sweden and goes to university at the local university. She is bringing a round trip ticket, a copy of her college transcript and spring semester schedule, a copy of a flight itinerary from Sweden to Holland later this summer and bank statements. Is this enough to get past customs and convince them that she only intends on visiting? What other documentation may help substantiate her claim that her intention is to visit friends only and not immigrate?
Pending immigrant petition on your behalf is always a problem so your ESTA could not be approved. If it is, you could be stopped at the border and returned back. Whether it is likely, depends on the country you are coming from and the remoteness of the PD for that I-130.
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It should not be a big deal to get admitted as a visa waiver.
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If she has proof of any other home ties to the country (job, etc) then she should have that with her also. It is discretionary call but given that the visa is not going to be available right away, she may be allowed to enter.
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