My girlfriend will be traveling to the US tomorrow. She has a 10 year US visa. Her last stay in the USA was a vacation lasting 5 months.

After that, she went back to her native country for 1 month. She is now returning to the US for 15 days.

I heard that if they see you return too quickly they think you're living here and might deny entry? I'm wondering if she will be facing any problems while entering the airport in the US due to coming back so quickly. I'm really worried.

  • I edited the post can you check if there will be any problem at her entrance ?
    – D. Stev
    Aug 23, 2016 at 6:12
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    Probably wouldn't hurt for her to print out a copy of her flight itinerary to show just in case.
    – user13044
    Aug 23, 2016 at 6:18
  • You might want to add the type of visa she has and what information she provided to get it, as that could make much of a difference.
    – jcaron
    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:26

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If her Visa type does not explicitly preclude multiple entries, there should be no problems.

I had entered at least thirty times with a L1 Visa I had, and the immigration officers never asked why I entered so often. They always ask where I was, why, and for how long.

But, as a more literal answer to your question: yes, she can be denied entry. Any non-US-citizen can always be denied entry. No Visa and no situation gives perfect protection, it is the decision of the immigration officer.

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    An L-1 visa is very different from a B-2 visa, though. An L-1 traveler would be more likely to have a legitimate reason for entering and leaving frequently, for example. Furtherrmore, L-1 visitors can be admitted for a longer period and are permitted to reside and work in the US. Note that they asked "where were you" rather than "where are you going."
    – phoog
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:24
  • Correct. But the OP did not specify the Visa she had, so we don't know any better.
    – Aganju
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:30
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    "Her last stay in the USA was a vacation lasting 5 months." I think it's a pretty safe assumption, or at least it is highly likely, that she is on a B-2 visa.
    – phoog
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:41
  • She has a B-2 Visa
    – D. Stev
    Aug 24, 2016 at 14:24

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