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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by chibertha(f): 2:14pm On Dec 05
In my opinoin You all qualify for drop box irrespective of not using the visa.
Teefinix3:
Good evening house,
Pls I ve an issue bothering on renewal of b1/b2 visa. My family did a renewal in 2016 which will expire in Feb 2018. Unfortunately, my 2 kids and hubby have not travel with d visa and will definately not be chanced to use it till it expires.
I was the only one that used the visa ds yr on my from giving birth in Canada. We now want to renew it as soon as it expires in Feb but my hubby is sceptical that we might be denied due to the fact that he and the kids wasted the previous one without using it.
He also heard from a source that the US consulate has started reducing visa issuance unlike how it was few mnths ago. My hubby was with me to Canada but didn't go to d US...
We really need to know if we stand a good chance of not being denied.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Vlesparza: 3:26pm On Dec 05
Omodadi2:



For your information, house didnt recomend anyone. People here just have used them and shared their experiences maybe. However, Docesparati or whatever isnt a person, you may need to read well to understand the TOR for docesparati and decide on what u r using. In d process, u should come accross their email addresses too. Best of luck

The difference is the way they are referred to in this forum since most private doctors have their own clinic that typically has a name different than their personal name. When you get a bill from Dr. Fagbohun you do not get it from him personally, you get it from the billing department with the name of the clinic. Doctoresparati is the billing and admissions department for several doctors and offers all the services (epidural, hospital, pediatrician, etc) at a discounted rate for international patients.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by feddy27: 3:45pm On Dec 05
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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by QSola: 4:55pm On Dec 05
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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by kafcakes: 6:51pm On Dec 05
Hi Ladies and gentlemen, I've been following his thread and reading and learning alot, Would like to know if there are any ladies planning to go to Houston early next year.. Holla
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by dere5: 7:19pm On Dec 05
QSola:
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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by seemorejoy: 7:58pm On Dec 05
Vlesparza:


The difference is the way they are referred to in this forum since most private doctors have their own clinic that typically has a name different than their personal name. When you get a bill from Dr. Fagbohun you do not get it from him personally, you get it from the billing department with the name of the clinic. Doctoresparati is the billing and admissions department for several doctors and offers all the services (epidural, hospital, pediatrician, etc) at a discounted rate for international patients.


Pls are you advising on Doctoresparati
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by seemorejoy: 9:13pm On Dec 05
kafcakes:
Hi Ladies and gentlemen, I've been following his thread and reading and learning alot, Would like to know if there are any ladies planning to go to Houston early next year.. Holla

What month next year are you planing?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Otokini01: 9:23pm On Dec 05
Please is it compulsory that you have to apply when its close to your travel date cos my travel date back to nigeria is in january but i plan on leaving houston by this month end so can i go ahead and apply.uote author=drI post=62935494]

I don't get the gist of the passport office rather than the agency.

I did mine about 6 weeks ago and I went to the passport office at downtown Houston for submission of the documents. I got the passport the next day. it depends on ur travel itinerary. Here is their number(877) 487-2778

i am referring to the US passport. hope that's what you refer to?[/quote]
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Arisbel(f): 9:58pm On Dec 05
I have missed this thread. Congratulations to everyone. (just put to bed, got visa, scaled through at POE). Missionary journey loading, the cost of this project has tripled. God help us. Please where is Phema? I still love Arizona so I will dig for a good deal like MHIS.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Madcow(m): 12:18am On Dec 06
In the spirit of giving back,

My wife & mum just got into Los Angeles using Qatar airways (very long flight)...She had to follow-up on them for the Medif approval on Twitter before they responded.

They didn't give them the complementary transit accommodation (they said the tickets were promo)

In Doha they were stopped by US officials and asked if she informed the embassy... She got the visa in 2016 and used it for a 10 day trip in Sept 2016 (in her maiden name) had our marriage certificate, our email and auto-response mail from losniv (indicating that we decided to have our baby in USA for good medical services and dual citizenship) doctors correspondences (appointment letter, fee details etc) and $9,500 to show the official after which she was allowed to board.

At LAX POE,

Poe: how long are you staying
Pax: 3 months
Poe: place your fingers...
Stamped/wrote 6 months finish...


I am thankful to God for Journey Mercies and the hitch free experience

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by feddy27: 8:48am On Dec 06
Madcow:
In the spirit of giving back,



I am thankful to God for Journey Mercies and the hitch free experience

Congrats and wish them success all the way through

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by OmoBendel24: 9:00am On Dec 06
Teefinix3:
Good evening house,
Pls I ve an issue bothering on renewal of b1/b2 visa. My family did a renewal in 2016 which will expire in Feb 2018. Unfortunately, my 2 kids and hubby have not travel with d visa and will definately not be chanced to use it till it expires.
I was the only one that used the visa ds yr on my from giving birth in Canada. We now want to renew it as soon as it expires in Feb but my hubby is sceptical that we might be denied due to the fact that he and the kids wasted the previous one without using it.
He also heard from a source that the US consulate has started reducing visa issuance unlike how it was few mnths ago. My hubby was with me to Canada but didn't go to d US...
We really need to know if we stand a good chance of not being denied.

All clear, no qualms not using the visa, you can go ahead and renew via Dropbox and expect approval please. You and your Hubby's trip to Canada coupled with yours to/through the US should even allay your worries as long as you did the birthing in Canada the right way. Regards
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Yellowgeh30: 10:08am On Dec 06
babiechic:



I havent travelled till early next year, i pray and know POE will be as easy too

Amen o, pls can I send you a private message? I I have a few questions to ask. Thanks.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by babiechic: 10:32am On Dec 06
Yellowgeh30:


Amen o, pls can I send you a private message? I I have a few questions to ask. Thanks.

Adefaratimeena@gmail.com

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by beautyuche: 11:06am On Dec 06
Good morning House,

Please I need clarification.

I just applied for my mums visa. I and my sister are due two days apart and we both plan to birth in the usa. She had her first last year and this is my first.

while filling the form i put in she will be traveling with My sis, her daughter, the husband and my self. All of us have Usa Visa plus her child has a usa passport.
I was told this is wrong as the VO will fell its too many people traveling.

Please what do you advice?

cc<Just wise
cc<Twoods

Biko I am confuse now help a sister. mean while closest visa date is 29th january we will be traveling march.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by drI: 11:20am On Dec 06
[quote author=Otokini01 post=63014657]Please is it compulsory that you have to apply when its close to your travel date cos my travel date back to nigeria is in january but i plan on leaving houston by this month end so can i go ahead and apply.


you have to book an appointment by calling the number I had pasted earlier on . you will be asked for your lnternational travel itinerary. it's based on that you will be given an appointment. the earliest appointment you can get is one month to your date of departure. they don't consider local travel. I had your exact issue and had to move my ticket to get an earlier appointment. I was also moving to another state but it wasn't considered for the appointment. it was considered though in the processing of the passport. i had to plead with them that I had to leave to Dallas from Houston so my baby's passport was processed in one day. I showed them both my dallas itinerary and Nigeria itinerary.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by dere5: 11:34am On Dec 06
beautyuche:
Good morning House,
Please I need clarification.
I just applied for my mums visa. I and my sister are due two days apart and we both plan to birth in the usa. She had her first last year and this is my first.
while filling the form i put in she will be traveling with My sis, her daughter, the husband and my self. All of us have Usa Visa plus her child has a usa passport.
I was told this is wrong as the VO will fell its too many people traveling.
Please what do you advice?
cc<Just wise
cc<Twoods
Biko I am confuse now help a sister. mean while closest visa date is 29th january we will be traveling march.

I am assuming you have already submitted the application, Just let it be. The only issue I see there is that your sister that is traveling with her whole family should have a good burden of proof to show at POE that they plan to come back home after birthing.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by anonymousmum: 11:48am On Dec 06
Please we want part 6 angry angry

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by debby516(f): 11:50am On Dec 06
I am. I have "Holla"
kafcakes:
Hi Ladies and gentlemen, I've been following his thread and reading and learning alot, Would like to know if there are any ladies planning to go to Houston early next year.. Holla
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by debby516(f): 11:51am On Dec 06
Please help a sister HNWMC mama's, pls.
debby516:
Hello House, any January Houston-Bound mama in the house? now torn btw HNWMC/Dr. Xydas or Oakbend/Dr. Z. Please for mamas who have used HNWMC, whats the timeline for BC, SSN and passport please, from date of delivery? Abeg help a sister. Thanks.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by phebeansans: 12:00pm On Dec 06
kafcakes:
Hi Ladies and gentlemen, I've been following his thread and reading and learning alot, Would like to know if there are any ladies planning to go to Houston early next year.. Holla
What month are you going?I am leaving in May
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by LI(m): 1:07pm On Dec 06
Caveat: This is the longest Nairaland post you will ever read in your life. grin

We had our interview in Lagos. Appointment time, 6:30am. Even though we qualified for dropbox, we decided to opt for an interview instead. This was due in part to our wanting to avoid a follow-up interview which many here seem to justifiably dread. Scheduling a face-to-face was an inconvenience but a minor one compared to what could be as there was still a chance we would be required to book appointment for a follow-up interview; an appointment which, according to Fyorgyn is not likely will be expedited. Worse still, if only one of us was issued a visa with the other getting the 221g. DW and I wanted to be together so we agreed to waive our rights to apply under the dropbox programme. It is worth noting that we had to initiate two emergency interview requests before it was finally granted; the first was thrown out with a message that, ours was not a real emergency.

On a day there was so much fuel scarcity, it amazed me to see a sea of people arrive early at the consulate. By 7:15am the VOs had taken their seats. We were directed to Window 2 right behind a young woman who was having a go at her 4th attempt for an F1 visa. I know this because she seemed to be familiar with the security ops outside; I heard parts of their conversations.

Me: Good morning
VO: Good morning. How are you?
Me: Very well, thank you. How are you?
VO: Very well. She smiled back. Can I have your passports?
Me: Sure. There you go, as I slid our passports through the opening at the foot of the window.
VO: What’s the reason for your planned visit?
Me: I am attending a company program in New York, while my wife here will be in Texas to have our baby. I will be joining her from New York a week after I arrive.
VO: Okay. What’s your budget for this trip?
Me: 20k. We have our budget estimates here if you would like to see.
VO: Sure. Can I see that?
I slipped the budget sheet, correspondence with doctor, as well as anticipated bill all neatly labelled towards to the VO. She wasted no time whatsoever in scanning through contents of the documents.
VO: What do you do?
Me: I am a Service Manager at blah blah blah
VO: For how long have you worked in this role
Me: 6 years
VO: What do you do for --? She repeats the name of my employer.
I give a 20s elevator pitch of my functions.
VO: Have you attended a similar training in the past?
Me: Many, including in San Francisco.
VO: How long did you stay during you last visit?
Me: 3 weeks. 1 week in SF, 2 with my family in Houston.
She continued clicking on her computer for a few more seconds.
VO: How about you, what do you do? This time, she was addressing the fine lady who stood with me.
DW: I’m a School Teacher at blah blah blah
VO: What do you teach?
DW: This, this, plus that.
VO: Are you using the same facility as before?
DW: Yes
VO: What’s your doctor’s name?
DW: Dr Fagbohun
VO: Is this your second child?
DW: Yes
VO: For how long were you there for your first?
DW: 7 weeks
VO: And where did you stay during this period?
DW: Intown Suites
VO: Do you have anyone in the US?
DW: No
VO: Did you get anything for payments you made from the hospital the last time
Me: We did. I knew she was referring to the itemized billing with other stuff so proceeded to handover the thick stack of breakdown of all the expenses incurred (15k in total), letters of non-indebtedness from hospital, another from doctor, bills from all the service providers, every single receipt for payments made, itemized billing.

The pile of paper was thicker than a Brazilian Butt Lift yet the VO meticulously read through each page. To be honest, I was glad she did as the letters included specific wordings like, “bill was settled in full”, “the state of Texas or any other government agency has not picked up any part of the bill”. The bills we received also included phrases like, “International family”, "discounts granted for self-pay, non-insured patients only", "discounts only applicable if payment is made by date X".

When she got to the section with the itemized billing, I reckon she could understand the reason for the discounts applied.

VO: What are your incomes?
We mentioned our monthly pay.
VO: Is your child travelling with you?
Me: They will be travelling together while I join them later.
VO: That’s fine
She resumed typing for another one minute or so

Funny how before you approach a window, you seem to hear what everyone else in the room is saying but can almost only hear your blood coursing through your veins as soon as it’s your turn with the VO.


VO: I am going to approve your visas. This paper here details how you can pick-up after you have received a message from us. She passed the white paper through the window after circling the DHL office we would be picking up our passports. She also returned our documents. Make sure you have this with you when travelling as you will be asked again at the point of entry. Congrats.
Us: Thank you.

I was impressed by the quality of work put in by the VO. I believe she had a memorable time with us too because when I said, “Have a beautiful day”, she flashed her beautiful white thirty-two, then replied, “You too”.

All the best to everyone still anticipating, congrats to everyone celebrating. Apologies if I wore you out with my lengthy post. grin



P.S. The lady who went before us, the one who was at her 4th attempt for an F1, she got her visa. I am happy she did. I learnt a new level of persistence from her story. We all should.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Arisbel(f): 1:12pm On Dec 06
Honestly I enjoyed the old team before the Tsunami in 2014 and some team 2015. A lot of research, sharing and looking out for each other with love. What could have gone wrong?

nefertitiram:


Na so dem drive us comot from this thread for being harsh and ITK, nobody likes to hear the truth so we don't comment anymore. We just read and ignore before they will say we have formed clique and are bullying the masses.

Firsttymum who is an encyclopedia of information on this thread. From exact page to exact state, they labelled her a bully.

OK na. Se Na like this we go de de?

I see olokings peeping. Another missionary journey my fine sire?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Arisbel(f): 1:42pm On Dec 06
Smart Lady, he is well informed and I like all the information he is dishing out free of charge. I remember December 2014 at the POE when I went for secondary inspection the CBP mentioned this thread.
They read it too and all they want from us is to be civil( be honest and pay your bills).





Haven't you all figured by now that @Twoods is either a VO/ use to be one in Nigeria/or works with an organization that has interests in matters related to birth tourism.

Also, I suppose his culture doesn't celebrate "respect" which prevents Nigerians from seeing things logically and bluntly separating facts from emotions. We shouldn't be culture-bound. Filter through the supposed "rudeness", "disrespect" and pick what information will be relevant to you without getting offended.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by crownofwealth12: 2:03pm On Dec 06
Hello i have been a silent reader..please my gurus i really need urgent advise...my hubby and i have been to Dubai once and we applied for US visiting visa In November but was denied..now d problem now is Im planning to get pregnant but we are so scared...im have Joint Problem..osteoarthritis of hip joint....we planned on giving birth in US Cos of dual citizendhip for d baby and also because of my ailment..we will need very close monitoring from doctors because its risky with the way rhe gealth sector is in naija...please what can we do...we thinking of reapplying by march...please advise me...God bless U
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by valeria: 2:06pm On Dec 06
Good day everyone.

I really appreciate all the help provided on this forum.

Please i will like to know if anyone has booked elective CS in the U.S before. My doctor here in Naija says 38 weeks is fine and I need this date to book flights for hubby and I.

Thanks in anticipation.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by seemorejoy: 2:13pm On Dec 06
phebeansans:

What month are you going?I am leaving in May

I'm also leaving third week of May 2018, have you be in contact with any doctor?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by dere5: 2:43pm On Dec 06
crownofwealth12:
Hello i have been a silent reader..please my gurus i really need urgent advise...my hubby and i have been to Dubai once and we applied for US visiting visa In November but was denied..now d problem now is Im planning to get pregnant but we are so scared...im have Joint Problem..osteoarthritis of hip joint....we planned on giving birth in US Cos of dual citizendhip for d baby and also because of my ailment..we will need very close monitoring from doctors because its risky with the way rhe gealth sector is in naija...please what can we do...we thinking of reapplying by march...please advise me...God bless U

No need to be scared, because you were rejected the 1st time doesn't mean you'll be rejected again this time around if you prepare adequately. You are in the right place. Just get a pen and paper and start reading and jotting down points and useful info. I've read here of people that were rejected trice and were successful on the 4th attempt,so buckle up, gather all you need and put in your application. All the best.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by phebeansans: 2:52pm On Dec 06
seemorejoy:


I'm also leaving third week of May 2018, have you be in contact with any doctor?
Not yet.I had my first with Dr F but i am considering using another doctor this time.

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