After seeing it mentioned here a few times, out of curiosity, I decided to look at my records on https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/

After I saw this:

Class of Admission :WB

I looked around and saw that this means that I was admitted as a Temporary Business Visitor.

The thing is that I never went to do business, only to visit in-laws, and I never stated anything different than that.

Is there any point in trying to figure out why my Class of Admission is that? Or trying to getting it rectified?

Me and my SO had an issue two trips ago when I packed one item that I did not know was forbidden and got confiscated on arrival. This probably has flagged us as we're travelling together, but would that be a reasonable cause to be classified as "business" traveler?

So far we've never been denied entry, I always apply for the ESTA on time, and it is still valid and never got refused. My SO is a US-citizen.

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    Nothing to worry about, particularly since it correctly captured you as on the Visa Waiver Program and both business and visit have the same duration of stay and essentially the same restrictions of course it wouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes to compose an email requiring they correct it. Jun 8 at 9:00
  • This is probably a better list of non-immigrant classes of admissions, as it lists both WT: Visa Waiver Program – temporary visitors for pleasure and WB: Visa Waiver Program – temporary visitors for business
    – jcaron
    Jun 8 at 9:22
  • Note that WT supposedly gives you a bit more rights than WB, but for most purposes they are completely equivalent. Likewise B-1 and B-2 visas are often conflated as B-1/B-2. I don't think it matters much in most cases.
    – jcaron
    Jun 8 at 9:28


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