Skip to main content

Travelling on ESTA to visit my LD boyfriend, worried about CBP

Hi all,

I am travelling from Australia to the USA in June via NZ (hopefully - provided there is no more major Covid outbreaks) and I am going to be landing in Los Angeles to visit my long distance boyfriend. I am going to be travelling as an Australian / New Zealand citizen on the ESTA VWP. However, I am really worried about CBP denying me entry as I have read countless horror stories about it, and I know CBP can get suspicious that I am coming to the USA to marry, especially during Covid times.

This is not the case, I genuinely just wanna go and visit for 3 weeks, to see how things are between us (as we have not met in person yet). We are planning to meet in LA and travel around the west coast for a while (see the grand canyon and the west coast cities in a Covid-safe way!).

I will bring evidence with me of being a student (I am 20 yrs old and currently enrolled in college / associates degree equivalent here in Australia), and I live with my friend and we have signed a lease together so I am bringing a copy of that too. I am also bringing a copy of my employment contract with my job. I also am bringing proof that I have a return ticket booked and copies of our travel itinerary (as much of it as possible, but there is some flexibility with it because we might change where we decide to go and what we decide to do ect). I will bring proof of funds too so that CBP can see I have enough money to support myself.

I guess I am just really worried that CBP might think that because I am finally able to travel during Covid, that I am coming to the USA for the wrong reasons and that I am planning to overstay because I guess my travel doesn't qualify as "essential." I'm hoping I don't get denied entry. Is getting denied entry common in such situations? Should I even tell them I'm visiting my bf at all? I guess I might be psyching myself out a little bit but it's definitely on my mind (ended up having a detailed dream about getting my shit searched by CBP lmao).

submitted by /u/ykilledyou
[link] [comments]


Popular posts from this blog

What is the DS-160 form and how do I fill it out?

The DS-160 form is a vital document that every individual applying for a United States nonimmigrant visa must complete. Whether you're planning to visit the U.S. for tourism, business, or any other purpose, this form is a crucial step in the visa application process. Here, we will guide you on how to fill out the DS-160 form effectively to ensure a smooth visa application journey. Firstly, it's important to note that the DS-160 form is an online application, so you'll need a stable internet connection to access and fill it out. Begin by visiting the U.S. Department of State's official website and locating the DS-160 form. Once there, carefully read through the instructions and gather all the necessary information and documents before starting the form. As you navigate through the DS-160 form, you'll encounter multiple sections covering personal information, travel plans, family details, work history, and security-related questions. It is crucial to be honest and

NVC Case FE Review note

Hi everyone, my family and I are under the F3 category and we just received a notice from NVC that our documents have been approved and that we are Documentarily Qualified. My only concern is this message that we received today in addition to the acceptance: ​ " [Name of petitioner] does not meet the minimum income requirement to sponsor the intending immigrants for this case. The consular officer will make a decision regarding this requirement at the time of the interview. For more information, please visit . To avoid delays, an additional Affidavit of Support Form I-864 for a joint sponsor may be submitted." ​ We already have a petitioner and a household sponsor (the household sponsor's income is above the required level), but still unsure why we received this. Has anyone else received this message? All of our documents say "Approved" on NVC. Does this mean we have to find another sponsor? Can we show the consular officer our

Tips for Increasing Your Chances in the Green Card Lottery

Are you dreaming of relocating to the land of opportunities? The Green Card Lottery DV (Diversity Visa) could be your ticket to making that dream a reality. Each year, thousands of individuals from eligible countries participate in this lottery, hoping to secure permanent residency in the United States. While the lottery is a game of chance, there are a few tips that can boost your chances of success. In this article, we will explore some effective strategies to increase your likelihood of winning the Green Card Lottery DV. 1. Submitting Early: Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application. The Green Card Lottery DV has a limited number of slots available, and once they are filled, no more applications will be accepted. By submitting your application early, you ensure that you have a higher chance of being considered. 2. Review the Eligibility Criteria: Before applying, carefully review the eligibility requirements for the Green Card Lottery DV. Ensure that you