Old Sep 18, 17, 2:42 am
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RMO
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 33
Admission into the United States and border experience

It's been a long time since I last visited the U.S. My two visits were back in 2010 and then in 2012. In the first one (EWR) I was asked by the CBP officer why I was visiting, for how long and where I was staying at. In the second one (JFK) the CBP officer just took my fingerprints and photo and didn't ask anything at all about my trip. I've been wondering what the experience at the border could be like in my forthcoming trip (LAX) because this time, unlike the others, I have a stamp from a Muslim country - United Arab Emirates - on my passport, which I visited as a tourist in 2016. Do you think that might warrant further questioning? There have been a few "horror" stories on the news lately about people getting refused entry or secondary checks for having visited country A or B and so on so forth.

By the way, I'm planning to use the APC kiosks. Do you know what is it like at LAX? Is it worth using or is it faster to wait in the "regular" line for visitors? My flight arrives from CDG in the mid-afternoon, should I expect long waiting times at that time of the day? After an 11-hour flight I'll be just wanting to get to my hotel room as fast as possible.

In case you're wondering I'm a EU-passport holder and travel on an ESTA.
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