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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2008, 12:49:07 PM »

We do seem to have side-tracked to the issue of immigration and not the problems of visiting as the post was intended.

I did take Toms advice and looked at the requirements to enter the UK;

US citizens do not require any type of Visa to visit the UK for short periods (nor do we to visit the US for upto 3 months).

Unlike the US policy of frowning on return and regular visits, the UK states "The Entry Clearance Officer may decide to make your visa valid for a shorter time than you have asked for, for example if you are not a regular traveller or have never visited the UK before." which suggests that you would be more welcome to make regular returns (ie an RVer coming every 6 months to tour).

The UK offer a Long Term Premium Visa which "identifies the holder as a person known and trusted by the UK government".

I guess the only way we get one back at you guys is by charging you $430 for a Long Term Visa. ;D

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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2008, 12:54:42 PM »
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I guess the only way we get one back at you guys is by charging you $430 for a Long Term Visa.


What a great idea!  Thanks Paul.   I will send the suggestion right in, in these days we need every penny we can lay out hands on.   ;D
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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2008, 01:15:03 PM »
My wife and I have entered the USA quite a few times at airports, Mexico and Canada and got the 6 month stamp without problems.

Our advice is to smile broadly, be very friendly, ensure the guy/gal knows you are from England (they love us really) and tell them you have to leave the USA on (give a date a few weeks shy of the 6 months you need). And tell them you LOVE the USA.

Perhaps we have been lucky but the above has worked for us.


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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2009, 06:13:34 AM »
Paul,

If you were as old as Mick and me you'd remember a guy called Enoch Powell who warned about lenient UK immigration policies. He was sent to Coventry for his views. Because nobody listened to him, the UK is now more cosmopolitan than the US  ;)

If you havent seen the Tommy Teirnan sketch on the UK being cosmopolitan it goes along these lines : The English go off and invade 2/3rds of the world then get pi**ed off when people start to follow them home.
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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2009, 07:07:04 AM »
Been away from the UK too long to know who Tommy Teirnan is. Just Googled and see that he's doing a US tour and will be in San Francisco in October.
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obelix67

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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2009, 08:52:51 AM »
not even close to politically correct, and dafter than a mad march hobbit, if that sounds appealing then go n see him
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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2009, 08:58:11 AM »
I won't be driving the 150 miles round trip or wasting my money to listen to garbage.
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obelix67

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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2009, 10:28:17 AM »
have a look on you tube there are a couple of sketches uploaded
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Re: Multiple and extended visits to the USA
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 11:43:25 AM »
There's also a sketch video on his web site, but I didn't bother to watch it.
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