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Visiting US with UK hubby
« on: February 25, 2019, 10:11:20 AM »
Good Morning everyone!

My husband and I are going to the US for a holiday for a week.
I haven’t been there for a year and a half after I moved to the UK.
Are there anything questions that I need to expect at the immigration? Do my husband and I stand in the same line at immigration or separately.

Thanks in advance for the help! This group has always been a life saver.

Thanks,
Nazzy


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 10:59:53 AM »
Just that he needs an ESTA.  You both will go together through immigration as well.   
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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 12:28:30 PM »
Hi,

Thank you. Yes he got his ESTA.

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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 02:29:32 PM »
Beyond the ESTA, nope :) Nothing to worry about.

You definitely go through immigration together but be aware we've been told before to separate. Just ignore people that work at the airport directing passengers because they don't always have a clue. We learned early on to just ignore.
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* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 07:38:44 PM »
Thank you!

Do they ask a lot of questions like if I’m going to apply for him in the US or not. Or any awkward questions?

This is the first time me and hubby are going together, so don’t really want a situation where they don’t let him in.

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Nazzy


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 10:51:11 PM »
Thank you!

Do they ask a lot of questions like if I’m going to apply for him in the US or not. Or any awkward questions?

This is the first time me and hubby are going together, so don’t really want a situation where they don’t let him in.

Thanks,
Nazzy

We always make sure we have evidence of return tickets, but we've never had a problem nor needed to show any documentation. I think one time he brought a letter from his boss saying when he would be back at work (my hubby is the UKC).
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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 10:54:37 PM »
We entered last week.  Kids and I are US citizens, husband on ESTA.

All very friendly asking how long we are staying.  Asked if we all live in the UK.  Asked if I get stopped all the time (common name which - while not confirmed - is likely on the no fly list).


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 10:58:54 PM »
We've never been asked for any of that but be ready to show return flight info even just on your phone if asked. Honestly, think of how many people travel their on holiday from abroad every day. Only difference is that your husband happens to be married to you (a USC). Try not to overthink it and make yourself anxious. It'll all be fine :)
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 01:46:15 AM »
Thank you so much everyone for your responses. Yeah we will definitely have our return tickets on us.

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Nazzy


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
If you go through Boston, they're total assholes, but everywhere else, seems really reasonable to go through the Border in the US. 
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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 09:38:54 AM »
If you go through Boston, they're total assholes, but everywhere else, seems really reasonable to go through the Border in the US.

They're just total assholes regularly, it's not their fault. hahaha :D
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 09:51:59 AM »
They're just total assholes regularly, it's not their fault. hahaha :D

Yes, that's correct! I remind my husband of that every time we go through Immigration.   ;) ;)
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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 10:11:07 AM »
Yes, that's correct! I remind my husband of that every time we go through Immigration.   ;) ;)

Literally without fail, every time we even get TO the immigration area of Logan and staff start talking at us I start with the "Oh.....We're definitely back in Boston...Welcome home..." ahaha Glad it's not just me!
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Visiting US with UK hubby
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 10:24:58 AM »
If you go through Boston, they're total assholes, but everywhere else, seems really reasonable to go through the Border in the US.

JKF wasn't a lot better....


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