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We completed the Fiance Visa process. Wife immigrated from Canada to USA in 2012. Wife's elderly father (89) in Canada needs more support. We read that family is very important to US immigration. We have found limited info about PR sponsoring unmarried child (under age 21) or spouse. Baby boomers continue to age and require more care but we cannot find any info about sponsoring and bringing her Canadian Father to USA. Can someone suggest some info ?

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Once she naturalizes, she can file for him. I second the health insurance angle. If he moves to the US he'll lose provincial healthcare, he won't be able to get Medicare as he hadn't paid into it.

Commercial insurance for a 90+ year-old will be costly.

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

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ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

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N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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LPRs cannot bring parents, only citizens. also consider the cost of healthcare. they're much better off in Canada

Thank you. We have thought about health care. We thought we would look at immigration and then research health care. We have health care through Aetna and would research if we could add "dependent" parent. Beyond health care though the reason that we would consider moving him is that the care he is receiving from assisted living home is sub standard. The food is poor. Packaged and frozen foods. He fell in his bathroom on a Tuesday. The aides will not pick them up. They called an ambulance. He was hospitalized with bladder infection, pneumonia, and running a temperature. We only found out on Saturday night by phoning a friend in the facility, as we couldn't reach him by phone. We have been there twice this year - once in summer and again in fall. But if you're not there to observe all the time I think the quality of care declines. We feel we could provide better in home care with us.

To be frank, I am tired about hearing about all the "illegal" aliens who float in on a piece of wood and eventually get everything for free. We did it legal and still have many roadblocks to living here, including keeping our families separated. sigh

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Can you afford his care?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Wife should be able to naturalise if she came here in 2012. Say that takes 6 months and then another year to petition her father.

Gives you plenty of time to work out the cost factors.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Wife should be able to naturalise if she came here in 2012. Say that takes 6 months and then another year to petition her father.

Gives you plenty of time to work out the cost factors.

Thank you. You have given me a direction to look into. If I understand your comment correctly, I can NOT petition for him as a PR, but I would be able to bring him in if I was a USC ?

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Thank you. You have given me a direction to look into. If I understand your comment correctly, I can NOT petition for him as a PR, but I would be able to bring him in if I was a USC ?

Correct, USC's can petition parents.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I wouldhonestly recommend finding a better nursing home for him before petitioning him. is he generally healthy? he'd likely be another 2 years before getting here. my grandmother is 90 and very healthy living on her own in florida. I couldn't imagine putting her through immigration at her age healthy or not.

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Good luck on your visa journey.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Thank you. We have thought about health care. We thought we would look at immigration and then research health care. We have health care through Aetna and would research if we could add "dependent" parent. Beyond health care though the reason that we would consider moving him is that the care he is receiving from assisted living home is sub standard. The food is poor. Packaged and frozen foods. He fell in his bathroom on a Tuesday. The aides will not pick them up. They called an ambulance. He was hospitalized with bladder infection, pneumonia, and running a temperature. We only found out on Saturday night by phoning a friend in the facility, as we couldn't reach him by phone. We have been there twice this year - once in summer and again in fall. But if you're not there to observe all the time I think the quality of care declines. We feel we could provide better in home care with us.

To be frank, I am tired about hearing about all the "illegal" aliens who float in on a piece of wood and eventually get everything for free. We did it legal and still have many roadblocks to living here, including keeping our families separated. sigh

If you think that "illegal" aliens have everything handed to them for free, then perhaps that is a better path for your father-in-law.

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To be frank, I am tired about hearing about all the "illegal" aliens who float in on a piece of wood and eventually get everything for free. We did it legal and still have many roadblocks to living here, including keeping our families separated. sigh

A bit disgruntled, are we?

No, illegals don't get everything for free. Wherever you 'heard' that from, go back and tell 'em they're mistaken.


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January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

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March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

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I also want to add that healthcare for him here is going to be something you need to consider. Be prepared to get quotes of monthly payments that look like mortgage payments. Strongly advise to call Aetna now and see about those costs.

And have you thought of finding a different nursing home in Canada.

Edited by NuestraUnion

“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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Healthcare in the US is centered around adults and their minor children. Parents are not included because most are covered by Medicare. Your father would not be. ( although you could "buy" Medicare coverage after 5 years but it isn't cheap ) As to illegals getting a free ride that should hopefully end when the new president takes over.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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