To keep our borders secure, we must inspect everyone
who arrives at a U.S. port of entry. We pledge to treat
you courteously and professionally. We do not assume
that you have done anything wrong?because very
few travelers actually violate the law.
As part of your inspection, you may be asked questions
But I have found if you keep your cool and have the proper paperwork, you will be admitted into the country
GEJim said:I was born and raised a US citizen. My wife is Canadian. I spent 21 years in the Air Force and 24 years with GE Aircraft Engines so we have lived all over the world in our 42 years of marrage. We have been treated badly and nicely in many countries.
The US customs are the worst when it comes to intimidation. These people are low wage, low educated people who have been given a job with unlimited power and it goes to their heads. They get to wield power over all the tycoons, CEO's, and anyone else. But I have found if you keep your cool and have the proper paperwork, you will be admitted into the country.
Mick & Pat said:macmac,
We are currently back in the UK to make an 'emergency' visit for hospital appointment and birth of first grand daughter, our RV & car are in a compound just out side Toronto,Canada, we fly back a week to-day (16th Sept)and hope to return back into the USA a week later.
During our flight from Toronto to Manchester we spoke to a cabin crew member who lived local to our UK address, I asked if they had any white I-94's on board the plane, she checked and said no but offered to send us a couple. I gave her our UK address, that was five weeks ago and still nothing.
Now we booked a return flight via Canadian Affair but the flight is with Thomas Cook.
I called BOTH companies to see if they could send me a couple I-94's but it just ended up with each company saying I need to contact the other
I even tried the London American Embassy only to be told via an automated system that ANY visa enquiry calls would be charged at ?1.60 per/min
Now you can download most American Visa forms that is except for the I-94???
I just think it would be nice and less stressful to arrive at the border with both forms already complete which is what you do when you fly into the USA.
Anybody else suggest where I may get the forms from?
Oh and macmac I support your final paragraph 100%
Edit:The US Customs and Immigration Service site says that any US embassy will have them. So cough up the three quid for a couple of minutes on the phone.