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Old Jan 20, 20, 2:25 am
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Xonus
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Planet Earth
Programs: BA Gold, Amex Centurion, HH Diam
Posts: 68
Their records are terrible. The system says my wife has an overstay in 1997 (she doesn't), but once we did a FOIA request and saw the records, they were a MESS. Several travels TO the US, where she wasn't recorded leaving, and a couple FROM the US where she wasn't registered entering. The later records are better, but the ones from the mid 00s are a shambles (even from "reputable" airports, such as LAX, SEA etc).

Anyway - one thing to note: Once you have an overstay recorded it's near impossible to get lifted. Once border guy tried, but even he couldn't get through the mess - it's basically impossible. And almost every time you enter you will get pulled into secondary processing (even when you have a proper Visa), which is just annoying beyond words. If it gets registered, you also risk not being able to use for example Global Entry.

Point just being: Make sure you don't get into an overstay. I'd be on a plane tomorrow if it was me.
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