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Thanks for replying. We usually go to US twice a year for 89 days, Oct/Nov then around May/June. Homeland security were not very happy with us last trip said we were using the VWP too often!! Suggested we go for a 6 month visa but we do not want to visit for 6months at a time, all we want is to avoid the winter here and the really hot season in Florida, is there any reason why we cannot use the VWP twice a year? We bought a holiday home Paid cash, in Nov 2010 and have used it twice a year since then. Talked to British in FL and they have never had problems like this, and they usually only visit for a couple of months at a time during a year. We are both retired and are self supporting and in good health, got medical insurances to cover us in the US, we pay the taxes on the house and car we have over there and have an account with Bank of America. We do not want to be a drain on the country.
Not sure if my e mail got through, I'm not good with computers!! We bought a holiday home in FL Nov 2010 and go twice a year, mch/Apl and Oct/Nov times for 89 days each visit on the visa waver programme. We went at end Oct last year and Homeland officer said we were using the VWP too often!! Suggested we got to US embassy for 6 month visa and use that. Don't want to visit just once a year, other British in Florida go several times and stay for approx. 2 months each visit so they say. We are both retired, self supporting, paid cash for the house, bought car and pay all the taxes, got medical insurance etc. and generally keep ourselves to ourselves! Cannot see what the problem is.
Now remember, that list is for things that you have outside of the U.S. at home, not inside of the U.S. So the more of those things you have, the better it is. I don't think there is a need to apply for a B-2 visa. Use your ESTA Visa Waiver, but carry with you evidence as found on that list to prove you will be going back home. It also would be better if you wouldn't cut it so close. So instead of 89 days and 89 days which add up to almost half a year, maybe 60 days and 60 days or something like that.
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Hi Thanks again, you have told me what I need to know. We have decided not to go back again till end of this year, complete with proof of residency in uk