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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 9:48 pm
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Taking care of your grandchild is considered "work"? Interesting.

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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 9:50 pm
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Point is that someone could receive remuneration for the task, that's what Boiler is saying.
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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
My original response, which I later edited, stated that I thought it came dangerously close to the definition of work. It's not something that a simple semantic change couldn't fix though. The Mother is coming to provide emotional support for the spouse while they recuperate, they are not care giving in any way.
I agree. This argument has a long history on these forums.

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Not doable under a B2 either. One cannot work (that includes renumerated work) on anything other than a work visa.
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Taking care of your grandchild is considered "work"? Interesting.

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Yes it is considered work because you hire someone to do these things, i.e. housework, cooking, infant caring. Just as a visitor cannot do volunteer work that someone is paid to do, this is really the same thing.

You want your mother to come to visit during the hospitalization is one thing but to bring her to the US because it is necessary for her to take over the care of your family while your wife recuperates from surgery is something else entirely.

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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 10:23 pm
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Taking care of your grandchild is considered "work"? Interesting.

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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by navman View Post
Why would she have to quarantine anywhere apart from home?
Assuming home is in the UK so she would qualify to seek entry to the US.
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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
Point is that someone could receive remuneration for the task, that's what Boiler is saying.
I have always wondered about such a distinction. My USC MIL is not paid when she looks after my sons, if my mother was to visit it would be the same. I get the point is that a foreign grandparent can’t come and live here for 90/180 days (VW-T/ B2) and replace a nanny when a parent returns to work.

I remember this debate multiple times on here, this being one of the the more interesting treads: https://britishexpats.com/forum/us-i.../#post11401382
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Old Jul 24th 2020, 8:33 am
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Old Jul 24th 2020, 5:35 pm
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I have always wondered about such a distinction. My USC MIL is not paid when she looks after my sons, if my mother was to visit it would be the same. I get the point is that a foreign grandparent can’t come and live here for 90/180 days (VW-T/ B2) and replace a nanny when a parent returns to work.

I remember this debate multiple times on here, this being one of the the more interesting treads: https://britishexpats.com/forum/us-i.../#post11401382
Of course, we all know that grandma does not mention looking after the kids, just says visiting family.......
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Old Jul 28th 2020, 9:33 am
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Thank you for sharing this article, I will reach out to the London Embassy non immigrant visa dept and seek guidance, my mother does not have a valid ESTA (expired in March), I was going to apply for an ESTA this morning and see what happens.

I guess the best way is to contact the Embassy, seek guidance and then proceed if approved with either a B2 visa or ESTA application.
What was the outcome of the ESTA application? Was it approved?. Have the questions been changed recently? Did you do the application from the USA or did your mother do it from the UK?. Did it ask you any questions to identify you or your mother's location? I ask the final 3 questions because my reading of the FAQ question in UK/Ireland proclamation appears to imply consequences for lying about having been in the UK in the last 14 days. But whom would you lie to when you are coming off a UK based flight? Or does that proclamation wording imply that ESTA from applicants currently in UK will denied based upon where that application is processed from.
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