Just a friendly reminder to all B1/B2 visa holders who intend on entering the United States for extended periods of time.
While there is no "pre-set" amount of times a visa holder can enter the United States, it is strongly advised that you not take advantage of the system.
For example, if you enter the United States and stay for a period of six month and try to re-enter a month later, rest assured you will be likely be questioned extensively and/or returned back to your country of origin. This is called visa abuse and it could lead to revocation of your visa. Visiting the United States means you are not immigrating, there are other visa types for that.
A tourist visa is not meant for those who intend to live in the United States by working around the immigration law of the United States by simply entering the country, staying for six months, leaving and returning the next day or month.
That said - if you do stay six months (maximum time allowed) you should space your visits out by at least six months. This is not required, however highly recommended.
Just because you receive no exit stamp when leaving the United States does not mean your departure is not reported to CBP. Your travel information (electronic I94) is updated upon your departure automatically, consider this your invisible exit stamp.
, you are encouraged to call ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) tip line at:
(866) 347-2423 Option 1
https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?actio … ce_type=LO
You can remain anonymous. You will need at a minimum the foreign nationals full name. Having the foreign nationals passport number, date of birth, and/or entry date/port can greatly increase the chances of action being taken.
Lets do our part in stopping the abuse of the immigration system.