Conversation with immigration & customs officer
Immigration Agent: Good morning. Where are you flying today?
Alex: I am flying to Los Angeles.
Immigration Agent: May I have your passport please? (OR May I see your passport please?)
Alex: Yes, here it is, and here’s my visa.
Immigration Agent: Thank you. Please state your full name, age and nationality.
Alex: My name is Alex Brone, I am 32 years and I am an Indian.
Immigration Agent: What is the nature of your visit? (OR What is the purpose of your visit?)
Alex: I am a software engineer and I am deployed on the client’s site for helping them in project deployment.
Immigration Agent: Your papers are in order. You have tourist visa for 3 months.
Alex: Yes, that’s right. I plan to travel some places in the U.S.
Immigration Agent: Which cities are you planning to visit?
Alex: I am going to spend some time with client in the Los Angeles. After that, I’m going to Washington, Chicago and California.
Immigration Agent: How long will be the duration of your stay?
Alex: Initially, it will be for three months. If there are any further requirements, my company will update the embassy.
Immigration Agent: All right. Do you have anything to declare?
Alex: Pardon me. I don’t understand.
Immigration Agent: Do you have any valuables or alcohol to declare?
Alex: I’m not sure. I have two bottles of whiskey. Do I need to declare that?
Immigration Agent: No, you can have up to three liters.
Immigration Agent: Have you brought any food into the country?
Alex: Just some cheese I bought in France.
Immigration Agent: I’m afraid I’ll have to take that.
Alex: Why? It’s just some cheese.
Immigration Agent: Unfortunately, You’re not allowed to bring cheese into the country. I’m sorry.
Alex: Strange. Well, Here it is.
Immigration Agent: Thank you. Anything else?
Alex: I bought a t-shirt for my friend.
Immigration Agent: That’s fine. Anything else?
Alex: No, nothing at all.
Immigration Agent: OK. You can go ahead. Enjoy your stay.
Alex: Thank you.