Renewing a B1/B2 USA visa allowance...
When we re-entered the States after 2 months in Baja, the nice lady at customs and border protection gave us a bit of a hard time.
She seemed suspicious of the motorcycle trip we are on, and asked for proof of our financial stability; bank statements or a letter from employer.
Since this isn't something we carry around with us, she gave us just one month entry, stamped on a little while form (I-94A). She said we could extend this in any large city in America.
We are approaching this exit date, and talked to Customs and Neutralization this morning. The options seem to be limited to:
A) Get out of America before the date stamped on this form
B) Send off form I-539, which is an application for extension. It takes 2 1/2 months to process, and costs $300 for each of us to make the application. While application is in progress, we can stay.
Does anyone have experience of this situation?
I think the easiest solution may be to cross back into Mexico (We are now in Phoenix, AZ), then come back into America, armed (bad choice of verb?) with bank statements, proof of onward travel, and letters from employers in the UK.....
What do you think? Any input appreciated