Sponsoring Filipino inlaws to the West.

If your married to a Filipina don't sponsor any of her relatives that don't speak English or your country's language. They have years of advanced notice. Don't let them become underemployed or freeloaders. Unlike their belief, money doesn't grow on trees here. This will save you money and years of frustration.

Lat61 :

If your married to a Filipina don't sponsor any of her relatives that don't speak English or your country's language. They have years of advanced notice. Don't let them become underemployed or freeloaders. Unlike their belief, money doesn't grow on trees here. This will save you money and years of frustration.

Agreed even Singapore is tightening the Requirements, where "AHEM" "money does grow on trees!!" if you have a  basic "PISA" that is!!

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Lat61 :

If your married to a Filipina don't sponsor any of her relatives that don't speak English or your country's language. They have years of advanced notice. Don't let them become underemployed or freeloaders. Unlike their belief, money doesn't grow on trees here. This will save you money and years of frustration.

If you sponsor someone, you are responsible for their survival as normally governments let you sign a statement stating so to avoid them becoming a public charge.

robal

Also make sure you do your own estimation of her family members skills and how prepared they are for work in the West. It's most likely your Filipina will let you overestimate their abilities so they can join her out of duty and loneliness. So unless you want a glorified babysitter, house cleaner and gardener leave her less than qualified parents back home. If they don't show enough ambition, they need to stay home. If you want to come over to a better life in the West then earn it on your own merits.

Lat61 :

Also make sure you do your own estimation of her family members skills and how prepared they are for work in the West. It's most likely your Filipina will let you overestimate their abilities so they can join her out of duty and loneliness. So unless you want a glorified babysitter, house cleaner and gardener leave her less than qualified parents back home. If they don't show enough ambition, they need to stay home. If you want to come over to a better life in the West then earn it on your own merits.

Agree.

robal :
Lat61 :

Also make sure you do your own estimation of her family members skills and how prepared they are for work in the West. It's most likely your Filipina will let you overestimate their abilities so they can join her out of duty and loneliness. So unless you want a glorified babysitter, house cleaner and gardener leave her less than qualified parents back home. If they don't show enough ambition, they need to stay home. If you want to come over to a better life in the West then earn it on your own merits.

Agree.

"I second that" !

If the wife is already a US citizen, she can petition her parents and they are permanent residents from the get go.
The problem is you do not know you in-laws' plan how live in the US or in your country.
They could and will end up to be your dependents. Yikes!
Did you hear about Trump's position on chain migration a couple years ago? I believe that has something to do with them going into welfare.

You will have decades to think about it once you file the app.

It took us one calendar year to petition her parents. Before you know it, they are here as permanent residents.
Bringing in parents of a US citizen is fast. I think they call it "Family Unity".
They have to stay in the US more than 183 days per year otherwise US may question why they wanted to be a US permanent resident.

If they stayed out of the US for over a year continuously, the permanent resident status is cancelled. This happened to them.

Jackson4 :

It took us one calendar year to petition her parents. Before you know it, they are here as permanent residents.
Bringing in parents of a US citizen is fast. I think they call it "Family Unity".
They have to stay in the US more than 183 days per year otherwise US may question why they wanted to be a US permanent resident.

If they stayed out of the US for over a year continuously, the permanent resident status is cancelled. This happened to them.

wow that is fast

Parents are quick, brothers and sisters take 25 years.

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