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I have a cousin who received a 6-month B2 visa. She would…

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Hello, I have a cousin who received a 6-month B2 visa. She would like to come in April but the visa has an annotation that says Summer 2018.

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

The application was approved and she received the visa, issued on 2/12/18

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The trip would be for 15 days in Miami (also in included in the annotation)

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What did she tell the visa officer about her trip? If it was different than what she told the visa officer, why is it different?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No problem, thanks for your help Guillermo.She says that she didn't specify a particular date for her trip but that she wanted to travel to the U.S. this year.Would it help I sent over screenshots with the exact answers she gives me? It would be in Spanish though.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She also says that she was aware that there would be an annotation for her going to Miami to visit family for 15 days but not aware that it would say 'Summer 2018'
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
She only found out about that at the moment she received the actual visa

I can read Spanish. Block out any private information, though.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** go.

Apart from the annotation, the validity dates of the visa are from when to when?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Issue Date: 12FEB2018
Expiration Date: 08OCT2018

Then she can use it now, but she will need to be ready to explain the following at the port of entry:

1) Why are you coming earlier than planned?

2) How much time do you need?

3) Why do you need so much time?

4) How will you be supporting yourself since you are not allowed to work?

5) What STRONG ties do you have to your home country to ensure that you will go back?

6) What preparations have you made to go back?

As long as she can satisfy the officer, they should let her in.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks, ***** ***** annotation should not matter as long as there is reasoning for coming earlier than the stated season? Along with valid answers to your questions?

Oh, it matters! It lets the officer at the Port of Entry know that the visa officer had some concerns. But in the end, it's the decision of the officer at the Port of Entry to let her in. As long as she can convince him that she doesn't have immigrant intent, has strong ties to her home and won't overstay or work illegally, then she should be let in.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok, thanks for clarifying! I have let my cousin know about everything you mentioned.Thanks for your help!

You are very welcome! Thank you for the positive rating. If you would like to request me in the future for a different topic, please remember to put FOR GUILLERMO in the subject line and message box. Good luck to you!

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