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Technically, if you went to any country that is not Canada, Mexico or any of the adjacent islands to the U.S., you can come back immediately. However, if you come back too soon, you could be denied entry if they think you are living in the U.S. and just leaving to "reset" the time you can stay. So how soon is "too soon"? The law doesn't say. It is up to the discretion of the CBP officer at the Port of Entry. Generally speaking, you want to stay out longer than you stayed in. If you come back too soon, you should be prepared to answer the following:
1) Why are you coming back so soon?
2) Why couldn't you do what you needed to do during your last trip?
3) How will you be supporting yourself for this additional time since you are not allowed to work?
4) What STRONG ties do you have to your home country to ensure that you will go back?
5) What preparations have you made to go back?
If you can satisfy the officer as to your answers to those questions, they should let you in, but no guarantees.
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