Originally Posted by cattlikewoah
I'm trying to change my flight home from the USA later on this year so that I can stay the full 90 days however I'm not sure of a few things.
I'll be going to Mexico for a week during that time, so does that count in my 90 days as it is kind of still part of North America when it comes to Visa related things...
I'm currently in the USA now and got bombarded with questions upon my arrival as I'm here for over 2 months and was here last year as well. I'm afraid when I fly into the USA again in June they might find me suspicious because I'm here a lot and for at least 2 months each time...
So the question is: does Mexico (Cancun) count in my 90 days or does it stop and then resume after that? I tried to read the Customs and Border Patrol (or whatever its called) website but I don't get it.
Also I have no evidence of a job at home (Australia) so what other "ties" to home would I need to prove to say I am going back home (besides my return ticket home)...
Hmmm, I am not an expert in this, but I do remember looking a lot at this sort of thing when I was hoping to help a friend come here to the U.S., and I was extremely bummed by all the hassle and bureaucracy and pissy policies that the U.S. has for even just visiting - it's almost like they don't want anyone to come here at all. :S
For your first question, my mind is trying to remind me where exactly I read that yes, your trip to Mexico will count because it is an adjacent country. I'll try to dig up the information on it, right now I'm reading the CBP page also, and good god... confusing. It doesn't give a straight answer on it, that I can see.
Anyway, I'm thinking that things like family ties (do you take care of mom and dad or something like that, etc.), a bank account from your country, and owning some kind of property... though I'm usually all for skillful/tasteful circumvention of laws and rules and guidelines, I don't know how wise it would be to mess with anything regarding U.S. border control, as there can be some pretty funky consequences there.
By the way, what kind of questions do they ask when you come to the border? It always sounds so scary, I am curious what they want to know...