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    • bairn7
    • By bairn7 11th May 18, 7:48 AM
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    Visiting the US for one day...issues?
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    Visiting the US for one day...issues? 11th May 18 at 7:48 AM
    Hi all

    I plan to visit the US for one day in either June or September for a dinner. Flying in on the morning of the dinner and flying back to the UK the day after.

    I visit the US 2 or 3 times a year for vacation. I don't want to jeopardise that, and I know its probably a silly question, but is only having a 24 hour stay planned likely to cause problems at immigration when I arrive or is such an itinerary not that out of the ordinary?

    I'd either be flying into JFK or DTW depending on which dinner I attend.

    Thanks in advance
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    • cubegame
    • By cubegame 11th May 18, 8:00 AM
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    Nothing out of the ordinary. I've done it for business on a couple of occasions.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 11th May 18, 8:46 AM
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    Not a problem as long as your esta and paperwork are in order. I have done it a few times. The TSA officer may quiz you more and if you get one with a sense of humour they may take the mickey out of you for stopping only for dinner.
    Have fun.
    • sandsy
    • By sandsy 14th May 18, 7:35 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 7:35 PM
    We stayed for 5 hours last month, as we had to change flights in Dallas. Still had to enter through immigration and then depart again. Had no problems whatsoever.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 14th May 18, 9:48 PM
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    Not a problem as long as your esta and paperwork are in order. I have done it a few times. The TSA officer may quiz you more and if you get one with a sense of humour they may take the mickey out of you for stopping only for dinner.
    Have fun.
    Originally posted by stevie11
    I've never known a TSA officer to have a sense of humour or even a welcoming attitude.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 14th May 18, 10:02 PM
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    I've never known a TSA officer to have a sense of humour or even a welcoming attitude.
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    They're fine if you're fine. They're just people.
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    • By gettingtheresometime 14th May 18, 11:31 PM
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    They're fine if you're fine. They're just people.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    I'm perfectly polite to them and I appreciate the job they have to do.

    However I've never come across one that has smiled (regardless of the time of arrival) or bordered on pleasant
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    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 15th May 18, 3:30 AM
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    I'm perfectly polite to them and I appreciate the job they have to do.

    However I've never come across one that has smiled (regardless of the time of arrival) or bordered on pleasant
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
    I suppose they don't have to be nice or even smile just doing their job. Twice last year at Lax I got the same TSA officer from hell, answered all his questions politely but both times sent me to secondary for no reason, needless to say I missed my connection on one occasion.

    On the flip side I have had a few that have been pleasant and a couple that given me advice on places to visit and good bars etc.

    People have good and bad days I suppose apart from the TEA officer from he'll who must permanently have a bad day
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    • By jackieblack 15th May 18, 6:46 AM
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    I'm perfectly polite to them and I appreciate the job they have to do.

    However I've never come across one that has smiled (regardless of the time of arrival) or bordered on pleasant
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime
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    • Jan1975
    • By Jan1975 16th May 18, 12:13 PM
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    Don!!!8217;t see any issues. My OH was Chairman of a UK company with a US arm. We went to the US every two weeks for one or two nights on ESTA for three years. The TSA have pulled us several times and I have found the easiest and speediest way to get through it is to say nothing more than a simple answer to their question. Anything more than 10 words in a sentence and they!!!8217;re not interested!
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