My husband and I are planning a six-week trip for this summer. We are hoping to travel back to Vancouver, BC from Toronto, Ontario through the US and have already generated a long list of cities and National Parks that we would like to visit. The first thing that we want to address, though, is how to assure that we will be allowed into the States.
We are both in our mid-twenties and will be travelling in our own car. The last time we travelled down to northern New York the customs official grilled us - I guess we are prime candidates for staying on & working illegally. What can we do to prevent being turned back? I have a short list of documents, but what other things can people advise us to do? I looked at the US Embassy webpage, but was disappointed that the only contact provided was via expense 900 numbers (although understandable given the amount of volume that they must have to deal with). Oh. Both of us are well-dressed & clean-cut - so drugs, etc. is not an issue.
Anyway, here is the documents list so far:
1- Our passports
2- A copy of our moving company receipt (we are shipping stuff west)
3- A copy of our itinerary, including some of the people we are planning on staying with.
4- A letter of admission to a university program in Canada for the fall
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!