I went to the US for 90 days on an ESTA in August to November. Then back to my home country for 1 month and then back again mid December until mid February and now I am going back again after 10 days for another 90 days. Now I can see that some people refer to 180 day rule in a year. My stay will be 240 days in one year with short gaps between coming back. Is the 180 day rule accurate? Some people write that you can do unlimited trips to The US as long as you don't stay more than 90 days. Is that correct? My reason for going there the first time was to visit and travel with an American friend.
After my first visit (she is my girlfriend) moved with me to my home country but has ended up in a custody battle in the US so she needed to return urgently so I returned only to be with her and support her, not to be a tourist.
Then after my second visit I needed to go back to my sick Dad and to rent out my apartment since we left in a rush to go back to the US.
Now, my third visit is to continue to be with my girlfriend and support her in her difficult situation.
My question is, if I do end up in trouble should I tell them this whole story? Or should I just say I am visiting a friend for a third time because I want to see more of the country and I have some more time off before I go back to my job.
I have proof of money in my bank account and I stay and eat with her for free Documented proof that I have a job to return to in my home country My return ticket printed and an address to stay at in the US and I have proof I have an apartment in my home country