I am currently on an f1 OPT visa which expires next week. I (4th july) I am leaving the country before this on holiday to Belize. I would like to return after this short break (five days) to the USA to collect my belongings and travel back to my home country the UK a few weeks later (3rd August booked). I understand I will be returning to the USA on the visa waiver programme for which I have an ESTA and return passage to the UK already booked and i will not be working only a tourist during this time. Will this all be ok? Will I be ok to come back into the states after such a short abscence?
State/Country relating to question: New York
Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.It will be up to the customs inspector at your entry to determine whether you are admissible. The burden is on you to prove the intent to return.
Section 214(b) is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). It states:
Every alien shall be presumed to be an immigrant until he establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer, or at the time of application for admission, that he is entitled to a nonimmigrant status...
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