How does entering the USA as a tourist, with a visa waiver, work?
Entering the USA with the visa waiver letter is possible if you have a confirmation letter from the college or university. It is really important to deal with the information and to gather all the necessary facts about the visa documents and the application process. Getting a tourist visa to the USA is really complicated, you would have to try really hard and to have an impeccable reputation.Here are some recommendations which can help you to get a visa:prepare all the documents in advance, some of them may need translation and it takes a lot of timegather some information on that basis and get to know about the experience of other peopleget a confirmation letter and do not forget to book a hotel and your ticket backThese things can improve your visa application but they do not guarantee you the 100% result. So, get to know more
Is it acceptable to have the i-95 and 6059B forms pre-filled out when traveling?
I think it is perfectly acceptable, if that is your choice. I can see no potential issues.Practically speak, it just takes a few minutes and you're sitting on the plane with nothing to do. I don't consider it a big deal one way or the other. Your choice.
What happens to all of the paper forms you fill out for immigration and customs?
Years ago I worked at document management company. There is cool software that can automate aspects of hand-written forms. We had an airport as a customer - they scanned plenty and (as I said before) this was several years ago...On your airport customs forms, the "boxes" that you 'need' to write on - are basically invisible to the scanner - but are used because then us humans will tend to write neater and clearer which make sit easier to recognize with a computer. Any characters with less than X% accuracy based on a recognition engine are flagged and shown as an image zoomed into the particular character so a human operator can then say "that is an "A". This way, you can rapidly go through most forms and output it to say - an SQL database, complete with link to original image of the form you filled in.If you see "black boxes" at three corners of the document - it is likely set up for scanning (they help to identify and orient the page digitally). If there is a unique barcode on the document somewhere I would theorize there is an even higher likelihood of it being scanned - the document is of enough value to be printed individually which costs more, which means it is likely going to be used on the capture side. (I've noticed in the past in Bahamas and some other Caribbean islands they use these sorts of capture mechanisms, but they have far fewer people entering than the US does everyday)The real answer is: it depends. Depending on each country and its policies and procedures. Generally I would be surprised if they scanned and held onto the paper. In the US, they proably file those for a set period of time then destroy them, perhaps mining them for some data about travellers. In the end, I suspect the "paper-to-data capture" likelihood of customs forms ranges somewhere on a spectrum like this:Third world Customs Guy has paper to show he did his job, paper gets thrown out at end of shift. ------ We keep all the papers! everything is scanned as you pass by customs and unique barcodes identify which flight/gate/area the form was handed out at, so we co-ordinate with cameras in the airport and have captured your image. We also know exactly how much vodka you brought into the country. :)
Do I need to fill out a customs form to mail a 1 oz letter? Would I put the customs form outside the envelope or inside?
No. There are specific envelopes that are used to identify mail under 16 oz and don’t require a P.S. form. These envelopes have a colored stripe along its borders which indicates to the shipper that it’s an international mail piece.