My parents have been visiting on B-2 for almost six months. Can they leave and return after a few weeks to help me with my new baby?


There is no set length of time that a person must wait to request readmission on a B-1/B-2 (or B-2) visa. However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the port of entry always have discretion to admit (or deny admission to) a person requesting to enter on a B-1/B-2 visa. Under normal circumstances, some of the issues that officers tend to look at are the recency and duration of previous stays. Officers are also permitted to take into consideration other matters, like the reason the individual is requesting readmission. (21.Feb.2024)

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