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what about bringing to the US for holiday?

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    what about bringing to the US for holiday?

    there is another thread about bringing filipino helper to work at the US. What about bringing for holiday? I am planning to go to Hawaii in December for a wedding. I am hoping to bring my helper along. I heard we have to open an account in the US for her & give her her salary in that a/c? and there are a lot of other complicated matters?

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    We are going to US with my baby girl in two weeks'. My helper just got the visa. You just have to apply her as a normal visitor by following the instruction as given, here is the website:

    http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/visa_services.html

    I think it is very easy. My helper told me that they were very nice during interview and only asked serval general questions.
    Bear Lau:

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    so u don't need to open a bank account for her & give her her minimum wage in the account?

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    No. there was no request.
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    so she just got the visa as a tourist by herself. on its website, it doesn't mention anything about financial prove or company support letter (u know, a letter stating that applicant will be on holiday & will resume duties, etc).

    so the consulate didn't ask what she does for a living & whether she is on holiday to US, and who she'll be travelling with?

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    bear, pls send me pm instead of listing those things here. thanks =)

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    please.... please.... be careful that she doesn't "run away".....

    How long has she been working with you? How much do you trust her? How many children are you bringing - do you really need her to look after your child/children?

    Our helper disappeared on us just this summer holiday (after more than 3 years working for us). Don't want to scare you.... but please be careful.....

    Last edited by odm_post; 09-17-2006 at 05:36 PM.

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    odm, sent u a pm, pls check.

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