Moving UK parents to the US

Old May 4th 2021, 7:03 pm
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Afternoon,
Really think about the pros and cons of this before even suggesting anything to them.
Rete - you raise some great points, thanks.
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
10 years
The US B1/B2 Tourist visa is valid for 10 years after issue. It means that after that time, you will need to renew your B1/B2 Visa if you want to visit the United States again. Apr 15, 2021
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B1 is for business, B2 for tourism. They are often issued as a combo.

Exactly what benefits they could get depends on which State they would be moving to and in many respects it helps if they are not well off, well as far as income is concerned.

I agree there is a big difference between visiting and living here and not sure 90 days or 6 months matter in the respect. And the cost of travel insurance increases significantly with age for obvious reasons, has been some years but got tto he point where this cost more than the air fare for a 3 week trip for my Mum.



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B1 is for business, B2 for tourism. They are often issued as a combo.

Exactly what benefits they could get depends on which State they would be moving to and in many respects it helps if they are not well off, well as far as income is concerned.

I agree there is a big difference between visiting and living here and not sure 90 days or 6 months matter in the respect. And the cost of travel insurance increases significantly with age for obvious reasons, has been some years but got tto he point where this cost more than the air fare for a 3 week trip for my Mum.
I disagree with that assertion. A vacation is a visit to an area of perhaps 2 to 4 weeks. Living in the same area for 4 to 12 weeks is living there. It is long enough to grow bored and restless. Especially if you are in your 70's and your family whom you are visiting work or full lives caring for children and home.
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Just an observation: I have 2 lots of friends living in the UK. These couples (in their 60's and 70's) both have children and grandchildren living in the US.
They visit their children/grandchildren on the B1/B2 visa every year for a couple of months. (one couple comes for a month in summer and a month in winter)
Both say they would not move to the US for various reasons: financial, have decent living standards in the UK, love their current home, don't like hot muggy weather in summer (Florida), have friends and hobbies in the UK and one interesting one - neither want to become full time child minders !
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I disagree with that assertion. A vacation is a visit to an area of perhaps 2 to 4 weeks. Living in the same area for 4 to 12 weeks is living there. It is long enough to grow bored and restless. Especially if you are in your 70's and your family whom you are visiting work or full lives caring for children and home.
I did 80 days once as a visitor and had no issue keeping myself busy but not in this age category.

And I remember thinking when I moved I pretty much know what I was letting myself in for, and was wrong.

I remember this sort of discussion with my Grandparents and that was within the UK, they did not move, OK you may not have a lot of close friends and family but there is a big sense of familiarity.

Bottom line I suppose is horse for courses, as long as they have a good idea as is reasonable about that they are letting themselves in for, an extended trip helps.

I doubt there is a perfect solution unless you can afford to have houses in both countries, sort of assuming most people can not.
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And the cost of travel insurance increases significantly with age for obvious reasons, has been some years but got tto he point where this cost more than the air fare for a 3 week trip for my Mum.
Certainly well into her 80's, Lizzy's mum has had good rates from Saga.
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Amd for my Mother one year but not the next, changes.
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