In the process to make things work, I am now fixing a mistake made by the customs of the USA in 2010.
They did forget to remove the piece of paper (I-94) that was stapled in my passport.
This paper has a date stamped on it on which I had to be departed from the USA again.
They had to remove the I-94 but I was (and I am) responsible. I did not know.
I have a visa for the USA until 2017, but if I don’t solve this problem I will be sent back to the Netherlands without hesitation!
In Kentucky there is an office where I have to send all my evidence, making clear I left the USA on November 19th 2010.
· Evidence of my original boarding pass.
· Evidence of my credit card being used since than, outside the USA
· Several salary payments as a proof I was paid for working in the Netherlands after my arrival in November 2010
· Roster maps and working roster of my work for that time.
· Copies of passport, old and new
· Copy of the I-94
· An official letter from my work in which they conform I worked again after my arrival from the USA.
I don’t have my boarding pass anymore.
The credit card isn’t used as much for normal paying shopping in Europe.
In the United States a credit card is used for normal groceries and other daily shopping.
My big worry is;
Will they confirm they have enough evidence and the problem is solved?
Will they send a mail or letter in which they declare the problem solved, or need more evidence?
In the end I might need to go to the consulate in Amsterdam to try and solve this problem.
We will have to wait and see.
The coming week I will send this envelope to Kentucky and I will let you know in this blog.
Thanks to Wim Heebels for handing me the solution of this problem.
Wim is a former “Pan-American Highway cyclist” who helped me with information about this trip.
Wim however, did it all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina, where he finished December 2012!