I have a 10-year US B-1/B-2 visa and this is my first time to USA. I am planning to take a four-month break in the US. I have a job, but I just finished a crazy three-year project and I just need to recharge. The last thing I want to do is plan the whole trip for four months. Even as a traveller, I prefer to just go with my gut. All I know is that I will be staying in New York City for 2-3 weeks. I have booked a hotel for my first three days, during which I will check out some of the Airbnb or lodges I found online and stay there for the rest of the duration in NYC. This is my first time using Airbnb and I am just not comfortable picking a place to stay based on some pictures or reviews. I want to meet the host/see the place I am going to stay. Then the other items on the menu, after my 2-3 week stay in NYC, are:
- Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
- Grand Canyon
So, how do I convince Immigration on the I-94 to let me stay for four months (Duration of Stay)?
I was told that the only way to convince them is to show hotel booking for four months and that is not possible.
What other ways to prove that I have enough money to stay for the duration?
Or what is Immigration looking to be convinced about?