Our wedding is in 16 months so no rush, but my fiance doesn't think his parents will come. He says if his parents aren't coming, he's not inviting his aunts/uncles either.
Long story short, his dad has a gambling issue and only contacts my fiance to ask for money, along with other problems. So he doesn't want his dad showing up. I don't want him regretting this in the future but it's his decision.
Then, his mom moved back to Hong Kong to take care of different family issues a few years ago. She came into the US illegally by flying to Canada and travelling to the US, about 12 years ago. So when she left the US she may have gotten something on her record (no idea). I know she would have to go to a US embassy over there with proof (Like the invitation) along with many forms to get a visa to come here, but with her history we're worried she'd spend a bunch of money on forms to just get a "No" in the end.
I get not inviting his dad, cause of their relationship, but I know he wants his mom to come, but he's pessimistic about it and doesn't think she can. Any one know enough about the law for some advice? Thanks!