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Here is an immigration attorney that my wife and I have used a couple of times and were very happy with his work.  His name is Patrick Cantor, a Filippino, who is located a couple of streets over from the Southcenter Mall. He should be able to answer any questions that you might have. Nice to see someone from the Seattle area on the forum.

His website http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98188-wa-patrick-cantor-24596/website.html

 

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I have just two questions for you...       Who do you like to take the NL central this year?   and   Should I take the 40.5 over on the Bears/Steelers this Sunday?

given that you have come to the conclusion that any filipinas who want to move to the US only do so because they are money hungry and only care about getting a green card - why would you want to take

I don't know if you're serious or what, but this is the worst advice I've read on this forum so far.

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Whilst that might be useful, I suspect it is a little premature.

 

First of all, go to the Philippines, and IF you meet "miss right" then worry about the visa issue.

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All of the above are good suggestions… I would add two (2) more possibilities to possibly “circumvent” the income requirements…

You stated that you have enough money but no proof of income…

1. There is a way to declare your “foreign” income (e.g., royalty, rental income, interest income, etc.)… Declare enough “income” on your tax return to qualify for the income requirements in a year or two; or


2. Load her up! ;) Buy her a condominium for her to live, buy her an apartment building or some income producing property (e.g., rental rooms for female mall employees), buy her an MB, Audi, Lexus or similar, deposit all your “income” in her savings account, all monetary transactions (credit cards, etc.) through her accounts, buy her anything to show her root is here, all of the above in the Philippines and in her name. When ready, have her apply for a tourist visa, meet you there, get married and file an adjustment.

It may or may not work in your case but just words for thought…

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2. Load her up! ;) Buy her a condominium for her to live, buy her an apartment building or some income producing property (e.g., rental rooms for female mall employees), buy her an MB, Audi, Lexus or similar, deposit all your “income” in her savings account, all monetary transactions (credit cards, etc.) through her accounts, buy her anything to show her root is here, all of the above in the Philippines and in her name. When ready, have her apply for a tourist visa, meet you there, get married and file an adjustment.

 

 

I don't know if you're serious or what, but this is the worst advice I've read on this forum so far.

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If you have alot of money in the bank, over 1 million USD, it will be easy to get past the income requirement.  If you only have 150,000 in the bank, i'm not sure that would work unless you own a house or two.  I was once thinking about bringing a filipina into the US, but at the time I was self-employed with no stable verifiable income.  I contacted an immigration lawyer and he said that you only need to have filed taxes on 10,000 or more annual income, the key is that you must have filed taxes. 

 

Off-topic, what is your system for betting on sports?  I've made over 30,000 USD betting on the NBA playoffs over the last 14 years and never had a losing year.  However, if you factor in all the time i've spent on bodog, espn, basketball-reference, and other websites researching my bets, plus the countless hours watching games, it breaks out to getting paid $10/hour to watch basketball -not a bad deal.  I've never had the confidence or the funds to step my bets up to the level where I could quit my job and be a professional sports gambler. 

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Did you pay taxes in the past two years and do you have tax returns to prove it? Your tax returns can be proof of income provided you're above poverty level. I brought my wife to the US on a fiance visa and her sister came here on a spousal visa. The difference is with a fiance visa she comes to the United States and gets married in the United States and with a spousal visa the two of you get married in the Philippines then she comes to The U.S. With both she won't get to the US until several months after the application is accepted. In addition to income requirements you'll need to show proof that you spent time together which includes pictures of you together in the Philippines. You will also need proof of correspondence which includes letters and emails. The fiance visa is easier and less expensive than the spousal visa for reasons I don't really understand. if proof of income is the only stumbling block you can get a cosponsor which could be any American that has enough money, can prove it and willing to do it.

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All of the above are good suggestions… I would add two (2) more possibilities to possibly “circumvent” the income requirements…

 

You stated that you have enough money but no proof of income…

 

1. There is a way to declare your “foreign” income (e.g., royalty, rental income, interest income, etc.)… Declare enough “income” on your tax return to qualify for the income requirements in a year or two; or

 

2. Load her up! ;) Buy her a condominium for her to live, buy her an apartment building or some income producing property (e.g., rental rooms for female mall employees), buy her an MB, Audi, Lexus or similar, deposit all your “income” in her savings account, all monetary transactions (credit cards, etc.) through her accounts, buy her anything to show her root is here, all of the above in the Philippines and in her name. When ready, have her apply for a tourist visa, meet you there, get married and file an adjustment.

 

It may or may not work in your case but just words for thought…

hey i  have a step daughter who is not married can you buy her a condo and a few rentals and how about a 370 Z we would appreciate it a lot 

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If you have alot of money in the bank, over 1 million USD, it will be easy to get past the income requirement.  If you only have 150,000 in the bank, i'm not sure that would work unless you own a house or two.  I was once thinking about bringing a filipina into the US, but at the time I was self-employed with no stable verifiable income.  I contacted an immigration lawyer and he said that you only need to have filed taxes on 10,000 or more annual income, the key is that you must have filed taxes. 

 

Off-topic, what is your system for betting on sports?  I've made over 30,000 USD betting on the NBA playoffs over the last 14 years and never had a losing year.  However, if you factor in all the time i've spent on bodog, espn, basketball-reference, and other websites researching my bets, plus the countless hours watching games, it breaks out to getting paid $10/hour to watch basketball -not a bad deal.  I've never had the confidence or the funds to step my bets up to the level where I could quit my job and be a professional sports gambler. 

my cousin was a sports better even high school baseball for some reason it did not work well for him ,,, my nephew made his living gambling came to the philippines with 14,000 us and lost it in 45 days... hummmmm a sure thing is never that sure 

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Here is an immigration attorney that my wife and I have used a couple of times and were very happy with his work.  His name is Patrick Cantor, a Filippino, who is located a couple of streets over from the Southcenter Mall. He should be able to answer any questions that you might have. Nice to see someone from the Seattle area on the forum.

His website http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98188-wa-patrick-cantor-24596/website.html

 

Doug

when i made this account over 4 years ago, i was in seattle,  i miss it there and appreciate your response.  Do you happen to know a daniel fagan?  he was an immigration attorney in downtown seattle, and i would say he is just as good.  

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If you have alot of money in the bank, over 1 million USD, it will be easy to get past the income requirement.  If you only have 150,000 in the bank, i'm not sure that would work unless you own a house or two.  I was once thinking about bringing a filipina into the US, but at the time I was self-employed with no stable verifiable income.  I contacted an immigration lawyer and he said that you only need to have filed taxes on 10,000 or more annual income, the key is that you must have filed taxes. 

 

Off-topic, what is your system for betting on sports?  I've made over 30,000 USD betting on the NBA playoffs over the last 14 years and never had a losing year.  However, if you factor in all the time i've spent on bodog, espn, basketball-reference, and other websites researching my bets, plus the countless hours watching games, it breaks out to getting paid $10/hour to watch basketball -not a bad deal.  I've never had the confidence or the funds to step my bets up to the level where I could quit my job and be a professional sports gambler. 

If you have alot of money in the bank, over 1 million USD, it will be easy to get past the income requirement.  If you only have 150,000 in the bank, i'm not sure that would work unless you own a house or two.  I was once thinking about bringing a filipina into the US, but at the time I was self-employed with no stable verifiable income.  I contacted an immigration lawyer and he said that you only need to have filed taxes on 10,000 or more annual income, the key is that you must have filed taxes. 

 

Off-topic, what is your system for betting on sports?  I've made over 30,000 USD betting on the NBA playoffs over the last 14 years and never had a losing year.  However, if you factor in all the time i've spent on bodog, espn, basketball-reference, and other websites researching my bets, plus the countless hours watching games, it breaks out to getting paid $10/hour to watch basketball -not a bad deal.  I've never had the confidence or the funds to step my bets up to the level where I could quit my job and be a professional sports gambler. 

just trying to be on the right side of the "fix"  for the games today on totals, there was public heavy money on the overs: louisville/purdue game, ga tech/unc, ball st/e mich, wisconsin/purdue, and baylor/ulmonroe.  First half total on all 5 of these games went over, which is what i look for in order to take the 2nd half total under.  the only loser with this system for today is the louisville game which also went over for the 2nd half since it looks like the baylor game 2nd half total under will cover.

 

4-1 is a really good time for a profit of 3 units minus some juice but overall when you average it out, vegas always wins because they need to stay in business, makes sense right?  Just have to make sure you bet about 5% of your bankroll, if you need the dollar amount to be more, you need to keep managing your money in order to increase the dollar amounts, but the units stay the same.  

 

it's rare that the public bets on the under and i like fading when that happens.  i decided to do the iowa and penn st overs and went 1-1

 

i also have a strategy for moneylines, and sides.  can't wait for basketball season to start.

 

you know anything about megasports world sportsbook?  i wonder if they have 2nd half lines and live in game betting.

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Did you pay taxes in the past two years and do you have tax returns to prove it? Your tax returns can be proof of income provided you're above poverty level. I brought my wife to the US on a fiance visa and her sister came here on a spousal visa. The difference is with a fiance visa she comes to the United States and gets married in the United States and with a spousal visa the two of you get married in the Philippines then she comes to The U.S. With both she won't get to the US until several months after the application is accepted. In addition to income requirements you'll need to show proof that you spent time together which includes pictures of you together in the Philippines. You will also need proof of correspondence which includes letters and emails. The fiance visa is easier and less expensive than the spousal visa for reasons I don't really understand. if proof of income is the only stumbling block you can get a cosponsor which could be any American that has enough money, can prove it and willing to do it.

yeah have those tax returns right now but those might run out if i decide to stay for many months/year or more and abandon the current job.  

 

looks like i have been approved to post here on an unlimited basis without waiting for my replies to be approved.  will write more later.

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I don't know if you're serious or what, but this is the worst advice I've read on this forum so far.

 

 

well compared with a pizza delivery boy groom running to mommy and daddy i think it's a fairly sound alternative, after all this is the woman one wishes to marry so loading her up with assets shouldn't be a problem unless you're saying all filipinas can't be trusted? my wife was "loaded up" way before i ever met her and she certainly doesn't need me or anyone else to qualify for a tourist visa, so it's also possible to find a filipina who is financially capable as well. my point is, there are ALOT of nice women here and if one is lucky to find their match, then needless to say she should be trusted to hold assets in her own name. if one has the attitude that filipinas are thieves, then why marry in the first place?  

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yeah have those tax returns right now but those might run out if i decide to stay for many months/year or more and abandon the current job.

 

keep filing returns even after you leave your current job. you can declare self-employed earnings and file while abroad as well. best you talk to a lawyer and accountant and i think you will see many perfectly legal solutions. 

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I know that i can visit cebu for 2 weeks, taking a vacation from my current job,

 

Umm, you can do your sports betting from here, many do with no problem.

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I don't know if you're serious or what, but this is the worst advice I've read on this forum so far.

Not if he REALLY loves her, lol.

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