My parents as a surprise graduation gift bought me tickets in agreement with my best friend that I could visit her in the USA for 3 weeks in October this year. I only have about £500 as of right now, in my bank, and I’m hoping for nearly 800-1000 when I leave. I applied for and was granted ESTA. I didn’t know you needed proof of supporting yourself. How do I tell them I’m staying with my best friend and their family (they’re picking me up at airport) so don’t need a lot and I don’t really eat out at places. It’s a relaxing trip for me, not a busy sightseeing every day one. Will they send me home? I keep having a panic attack. I’m in my early 30s and was a late finishing student. I’ve been frantically trying to sell stuff I own as became unemployed during lockdown.
I have a panic/anxiety disorder and OCD which makes me over think these things in case anyone was wondering. I don’t mean to be so scared, I just am by nature. I wear a little lanyard that says my hidden disability on it.