So I have stayed in the US for a period of 10 weeks on my B1B2. My purpose is genuine. I was starting my company's base in a particular city and meeting clients and onboarding them. And now, I need to come back to the US after 4 weeks outside the US, but this time for a period of 3 weeks. This is because the clients already onboarded need to have a single round of meetings.

Is this okay? Will they stop me at immigration? Will it affect my visa?

  • Also, the 10 week stay was my first stay in the US. And secondly, my future visit frequency will only decrease and not increase. Sep 28, 2018 at 6:25
  • @Aishak Dhar The usual advice is to spend at least the same amount of time outside the USA as within it. A 10 week stay does look quite lengthy, especially for a first visit, was the time you spent in the US in accordance with your original plan? I doubt whether the Border agents will place much credence on intangible future visit plans at the point when you want to enter a second time, will you have a confirmed outbound flight for your departure after the intended 3 weeks?
    – Traveller
    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:15
  • @Traveller I think the usual advice applies when people are close to the maximum allowed stay, which is not the case here: the combined duration of both visits is half the maximum allowed duration of one visit.
    – phoog
    Sep 28, 2018 at 12:48
  • You need to stay outside the US long enough to get on a new flight. There is no waiting period. Sep 28, 2018 at 17:56


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