I'm a citizen of Ukraine and I have a B1/B2 visa.
Since obtaining the visa in my passport #1 I have acquired an international passport #2 (it's legal in Ukraine to have two) in which my name is romanized slightly differently (Oleg G.. -> Oleh H...). I don't have any extra documents that would confirm a name change because technically I didn't change it.
Then I have acquired EU residence using my passport #2.
I wish to travel to the US using my passport #1. If I resided in Ukraine I'd have to travel to a different country through the land border where I would get an entry stamp. Then I'd get an exit stamp before boarding a plane to the US.
However, since I reside in EU, I would have to fly directly to the US. Thus my passport #1 won't have any evidence of travel through a 3rd country that is currently necessary to reach the US.
I would like to avoid the following situation:
- I show my passport #1 with visa
- Border control officer wondering how did I make it to the US
- I pull out my passport #2 with my name name spelled slightly differently.
- ??? Entry ban ???
What are the chances of border control officer getting curious about how did I teleport to the US? I'm traveling for business reasons.