How to plan and document a one month stay in the U.S – step by step instructions
If the payment of benefits is suspended due to the Alien Nonpayment Provision, we cannot resume payments until you return to the U.S. for one full calendar month and present proper evidence. It is important to remember that you must be lawfully present in the United States on the first minute of the first day of any month and stay through the last minute of the last day of that month.
Before the trip:
- Contact the FBU in Warsaw to make sure that the planned dates of your trip to the U.S. will allow you to apply for benefits resumption.
- Print the statement forms for the person who will provide lodging in the U.S. and other people residing in the U.S. who will be able to confirm your stay. You may also print the statement form for yourself as it will be required later. Take these forms with you to the U.S.
In the U.S.:
- Keep the airline ticket and boarding passes.
- Keep the hotel/motel receipts showing the days of stay, or
- Obtain a signed statement from the person furnishing lodging throughout the full calendar month stay in the U.S. and corroborating signed statements from clergymen, neighbors, doctors or others who can verify the dates of your presence in the U.S.
After departure from the U.S.
Contact our office and submit the following evidence of your stay:
- Your signed statement attesting the dates of your visit to the U.S. and that you did not go outside the U.S. at any time during the month(s) you were present in the U.S.
- Hotel/motel receipts in your name identifying the hotel (generic receipts are not acceptable) and indicating the period of your stay; or
- Signed statements from the person furnishing lodging throughout the full calendar month stay in the U.S. and corroborating statements from clergymen, neighbors, doctors or others who can verify the dates of your presence in the U.S. All persons giving corroborating statements must give their addresses and indicate the basis for their knowledge.
- Your passport with the U.S. visa and DHS entry stamp.
- Airline ticket and boarding passes.