Thank you for your reply. Your reply leaves us in a major quandary and we feel it is somewhat contradictory. I am sure it is the law that is contradictory and not your reply. Our concerns are as follows. He is currently in a retirement community and is well looked after as far as meals etc. According to the link you sent us to in order to qualify "The care you need is not available in the country you live in." He can afford to stay in this facility and will never become a burden on anyone else. His failing eye sight has seen him become isolated from the rest of the community and he is now totally alone. He has only one living family member a brother who sees less than once a year. Does the fact that his Daughter(My wife) has only lived here for 4 years have any bearing on the matter? It would be extremely difficult to get him through the visa application in the states, he is not capable of filling out the documents and he has no one there to help him. If we do as planned and get him in January, we are concerned about your comment that questions could be raised about why we weren't truthful on the first visa application. I presume you mean entering the country on a tourist visa with a return ticket. What are the chances he could be sent back? Is that a real fear? He has no where to go back to if we take him out of the retirement home. Can we ship his possessions over or do we need to wait until he has got an extended visa/ Please advise.