UPDATE ON EXTENDING B2 VISA (I539)

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TonyL

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Just to advise that as of December 18th, our application to extend our Visa, (I539) was approved.?
Now at least we know that once the borders re-open and we have had our vaccinations, we should be allowed back into the USA.
Merry Christmas to everyone on this great forum.
 

Tom

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Thanks for the follow-up Tony. Good to know that you eventually received a response.

Merry Christmas & happy new year to you and your family.
 
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Great news, we are looking foward to getting up with you folks  again. We have been spending some time on the road down south all by ourselves without any problems for sevices ..
 

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[quote author=Tony]Now at least we know that once the borders re-open and we have had our vaccinations, we should be allowed back into the USA.[/quote]

Since you followed the rules, and previously received the acknowledgement letter, there was no danger of not being allowed back in on your next visit.
 

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Tom, whilst I have no doubt that our lack of any criminal record and that we did everything by the book as any visitor to another country should, was conducive to the outcome. We both know that when dealing with any government department, nothing should be taken for granted.
We never did.
 

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When I first started visiting the US in the '70s, the agents at US airports had a stack of large (6" thick) hard cover books listing all the undesirables. They'd painstakingly flip through the pages to see if you were listed before stamping your I-94 and allowing entry. As you can imagine, the lines (queues) were long and slow  ::)

Never had an issue gaining entry.

I still find it mind boggling that there was no outbound check, and nothing like "passport control" seen at UK airports; The (paper) I-94 was removed from your passport by the airline check-in person, you flew out, and the I-94s were forwarded to Customs & Immigration (or whatever they were called in those days).
 

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I occasionally wander/rummage back through prior threads, and stumbled on this saga well documented as information for others by TonyL. Maybe this stuff will all change again with our new immigration policies?
 

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What new immigration policies?
More lenient policies reversing what the prior administration was putting in place, mainly affecting illegals. Don't know if eventually things will loosen up across the board. Just thinking aloud.
 

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Aaah, I see, well I know a lot of Americans think us Limees should be illegal, but I don't think there are any plans that will affect us for the near future. 😉😉
 

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Aaah, I see, well I know a lot of Americans think us Limees should be illegal, but I don't think there are any plans that will affect us for the near future. 😉😉
Just curious if they granted you a visa to cross the Severn Bridge :)
 

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They don't even charge us anymore 😂😂 imagine the poor Welsh people once having to pay to re-enter their own Country!!
 

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They don't even charge us anymore 😂😂 imagine the poor Welsh people once having to pay to re-enter their own Country!!
Aye, they changed the 'pay' direction a couple of times.
 
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