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I'm planning a trip to Bangkok, Thailand departing from Lima, Peru and I'm a Peruvian citizen.

However, I am making my own itinerary since I found cheaper prices when booking flights separately.

Here's what I am planning to book:

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And the following questions came up:

1. Is there a problem to cross the US border through LAX (holding a B1/B2 visa and 2 times, one on my way to BKK and another when going back to LIM) just to take another flight? I mean, I know immigration normally seals your passport with the maximum time that you are allowed to stay but, since I will enter the country and then leave it in some hours, I don't know if this will be a problem or not, when re-entering the country, or if I'm ignoring something (like a rule) that maybe I should know.

2. If there's no problem with the first question then I would like to know if the times between each flight that I am planning to book are enough. So, I know the times to go through immigration/customs/taking your bags vary from airport to airport but maybe someone knows better about LAX. Apart from that, on each flight I am considering the 3h needed before each international departure and some time for immigration/customs/taking my bags and a possible delay. However, I am specially doubting if the time before taking the flight from LAX to LIM is enough.

Any help would be appreaciated.

Thanks!

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    I do #1 quite regularly (without a visa, just VWP). The worst that happened is once I received a one day entry stamp instead of 90 days. – Calchas May 17 '17 at 21:43
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  1. Is there a problem to cross the US border through LAX (holding a B1/B2 visa and 2 times, one on my way to BKK and another when going back to LIM) just to take another flight?

All things being equal you should be fine

  1. If there's no problem with the first question then I would like to know if the times between each flight that I am planning to book are enough.

More than enough time, even factoring in a couple hours of delay and crossing security and changing terminals. You have minimum 6+ hours. The link provides a walk-through changing terminals in LAX.

  • @OscarJara We answered a similar question here just a couple of days ago. I hope you understand that if for some crazy reason you're not allowed into the USA on your first leg from Lima, it's going to cost you a lot of money to cancel and rebook your tickets. – cHiEf Immigration vIoLaTer May 17 '17 at 20:42
  • Well, it's not my first time traveling to the US and yeah, I hope that crazy scenario doesn't happen. – Oscar Jara May 17 '17 at 20:44
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    @OscarJara Great then, because you save about $700 or more doing it this way. – cHiEf Immigration vIoLaTer May 17 '17 at 20:45

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