I had visited USA 5 years ago, my B1/B2 visa expires in 2020, I got the visa while I was working for my former company which I quit 3 years ago. Since my visa is still valid, so I guess I have no visa issues. And now I would like to re-enter a week later for my vacation. I have couple of questions, please someone clarify

I have been wandering, I have travel itinerary, valid passport, b1/b2 visa, I booked a hotel for 4 weeks but I don't no anybody (personal contacts) in USA.

Do I need to have somebody contact information to enter USA?

Does the immigration officer at airport request USA citizen contacts?

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If you're staying in a hotel all that they care about is the details of where you're staying.

There are quite a few people that come to this country that may have no US citizen contacts so the citizenship status of the person doesn't matter. The things that do matter are:

  • Where are you going?
  • Where are you staying?
  • Do you have sufficient funds for the journey?
  • Do you have medical insurance to cover you in case of emergency? (if I am not mistaken)

And the most important:

  • When and whether are you leaving?

Your contacts unless they are on some watch lists may not matter as much.

  • Hi Karlson, Thanks for the useful info. Do I really have to demonstrate funds? Is this medical insurance necessary to enter USA? please let me know if so I can get these docs in advance.
    – user34881
    Sep 8, 2015 at 14:25
  • @VijaySaradhi It is possible: help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/796/~/….
    – Karlson
    Sep 8, 2015 at 14:33

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