I have entered the US using B2 visa. The interview was long and I told the officer I am staying for a few weeks and showed my return ticket.

When she stamped me in, I was admitted for 6 months but she wrote "Transit" under the date. I believe it happened because I got confused by the last question or she didn't understand me. Question was smth like "so you are in transit to your home country". I told her yes which for me meant that I am not planning to stay long term....

Does this "transit" have a great meaning? My I-94 confirms the 6 months admittance.

Thank you for any help.

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    "I-94 confirms the 6 months admittance"
    – Midavalo
    Aug 16, 2019 at 0:05
  • @Midavalo Thanks. So I shouldn't worry? I stated my intent at the very beginning and towards the end, I thought she was asking about my ticket again.
    – Liza Kirey
    Aug 16, 2019 at 12:12

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The United States doesn't really have a 'transit' state. If you make it past immigration/customs, you're now in the country.

Even changing planes to fly to another country (e.g. Canada to Mexico via Atlanta) you'll likely go through customs/immigration and enter the US, legally.

So yes, you're admitted, for 6 months, as per the I-94.

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