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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 5:50pm
yemiosinbajo:
Pls guys in the US, answer this question: when you get to your airport in JFK, New York; can they allow you to stay at the airport till the following morning if you intend to book and follow another plane to another state in the US the following day? Or will they force you out of the airport same day you arrive to go and rent a hotel till the next day?
Once you land, you are on your own. You can decide to sleep at the airport,no one will query you so far you don't have any contraband item with you. You can also move from one terminal to the other using the Air Train just for sight seeing. The Air Train is free withing the Terminals anyway should you decide to burn time.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Kagame: 5:41pm
yemiosinbajo:
Pls guys in the US, answer this question: when you get to your airport in JFK, New York; can they allow you to stay at the airport till the following morning if you intend to book and follow another plane to another state in the US the following day? Or will they force you out of the airport same day you arrive to go and rent a hotel till the next day?

You can chill at the airport while you wait for your flight.You can also go into NYC and have a feel of the town if you wish.You get free wifi at JFK for 30mins or so after which you have to pay.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by yemiosinbajo: 5:26pm
Pls guys in the US, answer this question: when you get to your airport in JFK, New York; can they allow you to stay at the airport till the following morning if you intend to book and follow another plane to another state in the US the following day? Or will they force you out of the airport same day you arrive to go and rent a hotel till the next day?

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Ddoy2003: 3:21pm
uzyfine:
Good morning good people of nairaland, I want to sincerely appreciate everyone's effort and contribution in this forum, may God bless u all. So in the spirit of giving back I flew qatar airways to USA on wed 22nd June at 32 weeks twin gestation. 10hrs to Doha, 4 hour layover then 16 hrs to us, no be small pipkin matter. I requested for wheelchair blc my tommy is really big and heavy, walking is becoming difficult but I never used it until I got to us. At Doha bl4 boarding they told me to wait that and officer will have to see me, after like 10 mins one of those escorts came and carried my hand luggage ant took me to the plane straight away no interview no document check. We arrived dallas at 4pm and I entered my wheelchair straight to baggage claim after picking my bags we went straight to the cpb, we jumped line and went straight to priority line and I was the second person. Cpb: saw my big tommy and shouts how are u mam. Me: am fine thank you.
Cpb: what are u her for
Me: to have my baby
Cpb: how much do u have on you
Me: 8k 100d
Cpb: are you sure that's Gina be enough?
Me: yes I ready made some deposits to the hospital
Cpb: smiling and already stamping my passport and asked how old is my pregnancy
Me: 32 weeks
Cpb: was like are u sure blc u look like u gonna drop any minute from now
Me: yes, an expecting twin.
He gave me my passport as he was shouting wow congratulations pls do take Kia of ur and have a nice day. I thanked him and off I went to connect to elpaso. I declared food but he didn't even mention it, no document check and no sec inspection and everything lasted for less than 2 mins. Currently resting in El Paso and waiting for my first appointment.
congratulations
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by ghostmist: 1:23pm
mindovamatter:


OK good....you can travel but not work. I think you just want to enter Europe...at least you're planing to enter by plane...not like others wen dey pass ground enter. Those people are the reason the whole Europe is frowning down on black African immigrants. Guy one thing you'll notice in Europe and especially in italy is there seems to be lack of literate Nigerians or should I say a lot village people full here...people that an embassy would never give visa. I actually met a fine girl but to my greatest surprise she couldn't spell Nigeria...imagine. Good luck.
lol..


I like your candor.

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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by mindovamatter: 12:42pm
ghostmist:
just did a little Googling...the study visa is a schengen type 'C' visa

The Schengen C-type Visa entitles the holder to move
within the territory of all Schengen states.

OK good....you can travel but not work. I think you just want to enter Europe...at least you're planing to enter by plane...not like others wen dey pass ground enter. Those people are the reason the whole Europe is frowning down on black African immigrants. Guy one thing you'll notice in Europe and especially in italy is there seems to be lack of literate Nigerians or should I say a lot village people full here...people that an embassy would never give visa. I actually met a fine girl but to my greatest surprise she couldn't spell Nigeria...imagine. Good luck.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Christine77: 11:18am
Yay! Uzy! Well done dear! Glad you arrived safe n sound! All the best with your delivery!


uzyfine:
Good morning good people of nairaland, I want to sincerely appreciate everyone's effort and contribution in this forum, may God bless u all. So in the spirit of giving back I flew qatar airways to USA on wed 22nd June at 32 weeks twin gestation. 10hrs to Doha, 4 hour layover then 16 hrs to us, no be small pipkin matter. I requested for wheelchair blc my tommy is really big and heavy, walking is becoming difficult but I never used it until I got to us. At Doha bl4 boarding they told me to wait that and officer will have to see me, after like 10 mins one of those escorts came and carried my hand luggage ant took me to the plane straight away no interview no document check. We arrived dallas at 4pm and I entered my wheelchair straight to baggage claim after picking my bags we went straight to the cpb, we jumped line and went straight to priority line and I was the second person. Cpb: saw my big tommy and shouts how are u mam. Me: am fine thank you.
Cpb: what are u her for
Me: to have my baby
Cpb: how much do u have on you
Me: 8k 100d
Cpb: are you sure that's Gina be enough?
Me: yes I ready made some deposits to the hospital
Cpb: smiling and already stamping my passport and asked how old is my pregnancy
Me: 32 weeks
Cpb: was like are u sure blc u look like u gonna drop any minute from now
Me: yes, an expecting twin.
He gave me my passport as he was shouting wow congratulations pls do take Kia of ur and have a nice day. I thanked him and off I went to connect to elpaso. I declared food but he didn't even mention it, no document check and no sec inspection and everything lasted for less than 2 mins. Currently resting in El Paso and waiting for my first appointment.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by uzyfine: 11:10am
Good morning good people of nairaland, I want to sincerely appreciate everyone's effort and contribution in this forum, may God bless u all. So in the spirit of giving back I flew qatar airways to USA on wed 22nd June at 32 weeks twin gestation. 10hrs to Doha, 4 hour layover then 16 hrs to us, no be small pipkin matter. I requested for wheelchair blc my tommy is really big and heavy, walking is becoming difficult but I never used it until I got to us. At Doha bl4 boarding they told me to wait that and officer will have to see me, after like 10 mins one of those escorts came and carried my hand luggage ant took me to the plane straight away no interview no document check. We arrived dallas at 4pm and I entered my wheelchair straight to baggage claim after picking my bags we went straight to the cpb, we jumped line and went straight to priority line and I was the second person. Cpb: saw my big tommy and shouts how are u mam. Me: am fine thank you.
Cpb: what are u her for
Me: to have my baby
Cpb: how much do u have on you
Me: 8k 100d
Cpb: are you sure that's Gina be enough?
Me: yes I ready made some deposits to the hospital
Cpb: smiling and already stamping my passport and asked how old is my pregnancy
Me: 32 weeks
Cpb: was like are u sure blc u look like u gonna drop any minute from now
Me: yes, an expecting twin.
He gave me my passport as he was shouting wow congratulations pls do take Kia of ur and have a nice day. I thanked him and off I went to connect to elpaso. I declared food but he didn't even mention it, no document check and no sec inspection and everything lasted for less than 2 mins. Currently resting in El Paso and waiting for my first appointment.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by folmus: 10:31am
yemiosinbajo:


Ah, you don dey scare me o. Dem bomb Egypt airplane or airport?

this bros no dey watch news!! Wey dem domb Russian Jet from Sharm Sheik airport, egypt enroute Moscow in late 2015 ; go with your mind o. make I no scare u.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/russian-plane-crash-egyptian-airline-mechanic-allegedly-detained-in-connection-with-the-downing-of-a6842801.html
Travel / Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Mcslize: 4:50am
maternal:


Your post is bias against Canada and the US.


1. People in the west get paid way more and CONSISTANTLY than people in Nigeria. You factor in cost of living, and rent is not as bad as you're making it seem to be.

2. Don't break the laws and you won't have any criminal issue. Child support is necessary sometimes. I can't believe the system here makes men financially responsible for their child.

3. Each region/state is different when it comes to child care. In my province it depends on your yearly salary, while in Quebec for example daycare costs 10 Canadian dollars per day. Though they pay a lot more taxes there.

4. When you live in one if not the most developed nations in the world, their really isn't a desire to live anywhere else. Why would I go from a Bentley to a Honda ? I think that's more the issue than wealth.

5. Stop it. Mostly the elites or very well off can travel abroad. Because very few travel outside of Nigeria now you're making it seem like anyone there can pick up their bag, get a visa, and spend 1200 USD on a plane ticket. A country where most make 1 USD per day ? That's 365 USD per year.

6. I make 100K per year. I live a very comfortable life and have money in the bank. If you're in the west and make 100k per year and you're living pay to pay, you're living above your means. The cost of living is cheaper in naija ? I disagree. You literally have to pay for everything including unplanned expenses out your pocket. Gen,Fuel,children school, transport, etc.

You nailed it sis. Thanks for this post. Exactly my thought. Those that are finding it hard to save abroad but are fully working are those that are living way above their means. What the hell will make me rent 2bedroom apartment when I don't have a wife yet? I will settle with a studio apartment that contain kitchen, bathroom and toilet commonly known as self contain here in Nigeria. Even if I have a wife, it's 1 bedroom apartment I will rent cuz abroad rooms are spacious and wider. What will make me to go on renting 3 bedrooms flat? na 3 body I get ni?

That's the point u just made. Those complaining of not being able to save abroad and they are fully working are those who want to form big men by. renting 4bedrooms for themselves. Everything in life is about planning. I pray ma no fit save if am earning even 50k dollars. No eating out cuz that will consume more money than preparing your own food at home. There is 24 hours light so one can always store cooked food in the fridge. At least I won't be spending more than $200 on food per month. And somebody will be putting fear in our body that one can't save in abroad. Smartmug was just trying to scared those nurturing the plan of travelling abroad and boom u came to save us from such discouraging assertions.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by moravelu: 7:43pm On Jun 24
TheCode:
Huh? Anyone? Pretty please? Lol. Please I need a response o.

@ the code

I advice u pay your visa fee if you are serious, with your dreams
Bro 64k at gtbank
Before you fill anything online for the oyibo people.
I cant advice u lie about anything on your ds160
For more information go through this thread history or the gurus can advice u better
If God say you and brad pitt go enter the same plane nobody fit change am.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Walspring: 4:18am On Jun 24
Folsy:


Yeah, read about it after posting this. USA isn't involved.
Pls do u know the maximum amount of cash that can be carried on board the plane without any declaration?

If your cash is more than $10,000 that is &10,001 you will have to declare it before boarding and there is no crime in declaring your cash as long as it's meant for a genuine purpose
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Folsy(f): 9:47pm On Jun 23
Walspring:


It is not rumor but there is a news related to that few weeks on months.

Yeah, read about it after posting this. USA isn't involved.
Pls do u know the maximum amount of cash that can be carried on board the plane without any declaration?
Travel / Re: What Special Services Do You Receive When You Fly First Class? by uboma(m): 7:43pm On Jun 22
Ishilove:
Uboma darling, do I know where the airport is talk more of boarding a plane? grin cheesy


lol.


why are you hiding your true identity?


grin
Travel / Re: What Special Services Do You Receive When You Fly First Class? by Ishilove: 6:49pm On Jun 22
Uboma darling, do I know where the airport is talk more of boarding a plane? grin cheesy
Travel / Re: The Place Where Aeroplanes Go To Die by egorov(m): 11:41am On Jun 22
On the tarmac, with their undercarriages ripped out and engines removed, they look incapable of ever taking to the air again.
Around the site, engineers work to take them apart, piece by piece. Some use angle grinders to strip sections off the front a cockpit while others work inside to remove the fittings.

Two giant excavating machines with metal jaws deliver the final fate to what is left of the aircraft after this process, tearing chunks out of the remaining airframe so the material can be sorted and recycled.
Gregory and his staff will often discover discarded or long-lost items between the seats. On one occasion they found the wallet containing $600 wedged under the captain’s seat of a Air New Zealand aircraft. The pilot, who had lost it nearly a decade earlier, was thrilled when they returned it to him in Australia.
Loose change, mobile phones, pens and sticky sweets are other regular discoveries. Wallets and stray items from luggage turn up in the cargo hold. Six years ago, the team found something somewhat more valuable when removing the rear panels of a toilet on an old Jumbo Jet.

“There were these packets hidden behind the panel that looked like lots of cassette tapes wrapped in plastic,” says Gregory. It later turned out to be 3kg of cocaine – about £300,000 ($385,000) worth, according to police.
“We have no idea who put it there but it had been there for a while,” adds Gregory. “Whoever stashed it there had obviously not returned for it and the plane had been flying around with the drugs on board.”
For anyone who has lost something during a flight themselves, it may be comforting to know it may be found eventually, even if it is unlikely to find its way back to you.
Gregory himself remains surprisingly nostalgic about the aircraft he has made a business out of destroying. In one corner of the airfield sits an aging airliner, faded by the Sun.
“That one is mine,” he says. “I’m never going to pull that one apart.”

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Engineers take each plane apart piece by piece (Credit: Richard Gray)

Pic 9
A cockpit gets stripped (Credit: Richard Gray)

Pic 10
Tearing apart cargo holds like this one sometimes turns up long-lost items (Credit: Richard Gray)

Travel / Re: The Place Where Aeroplanes Go To Die by egorov(m): 11:28am On Jun 22
Once on the ground, Gregory and his team begin meticulously dismantling the aircraft. “About 80 to 90% of the value of an aircraft are in its engines,” says Gregory, a former Dan Air engineer who used his severance pay to set up the company. “Once we have removed them, we then set about salvaging the other valuable parts of the airframe.”
The process can take around eight weeks for a narrow-bodied passenger jet like a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A320, while for giants like a Boeing 747 or 777 it can take 10 to 15 weeks.
Before anything can be removed from an aircraft, however, it first has to be bled. Fuel, harmful de-icing liquid and hydraulics fluid are drained out into large tanks on the airport’s tarmac. Then the engines are lifted free with the help of cranes before having a preservative fluid pumped into them.

“It is a bit like embalming them,” says Gregory. “We pump in preservative to blow out all the oil and fuel so they don’t corrode.” Each plane is then wrapped, mummy-like, in plastic while it waits to find a new home.
Blood money
All this care is worth it. Each engine from a 20-year-old Boeing 777 can fetch around £2.35m ($3m), says Gregory. These engines are in high demand and are often reused on newer aircraft or used by an airline for spare parts: to buy a new engine for a 777 can cost £24m ($30m). They can outlast the aircraft they initially were fixed to many times over.
The other valuable parts of the airframe include the landing gear, the auxiliary power unit (which is a turbine at the back of the aircraft that powers the electrical systems), some of the avionics, the air conditioning system and the escape chutes.

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Once the planes arrive, Air Salvage International gets to work on dismantling them (Credit: Richard Gray)

Picturr 3
One of the team looks through an engine mount that has had the working parts of the engine removed (Credit: Richard Gray)

Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by chibertha(f): 10:01am On Jun 21
Thank you.
abujaniv:
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by mimimum: 3:42pm On Jun 20
QED.

abujaniv:
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by TWoods(m): 3:34pm On Jun 20
abujaniv:
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel.
What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.

I shall await the apologies. cheesy

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by jesufifunmi: 2:36pm On Jun 20
abujaniv:
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.
For the sake of posterity.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by debby516(f): 2:04pm On Jun 20
Gbam.
abujaniv:
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is an informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by abujaniv: 1:36pm On Jun 20
Hello. We don’t normally post in this thread, but it seemed worthwhile to drop in and correct some misconceptions. We say this a lot, but it bears repeating: Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.

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Travel / Re: How Are Local Flights Boarded In Nigeria? by IBreakRules: 11:49am On Jun 20
Enyimbamercedes:
Boarding procedure:

Get to airport on time.

You need only a photo ID though i feel one needs a visa to go to Lagos these days cos the way i day see tat Lagos for DSTV and all their forming

Don't carry fluids especially if you are traveling with only hand luggage so keep all sharps, perfumes and body lotions at home else you'd forfeit it

Surely don't wear shoes with torn socks or a trouser that needs a belt to hold it up and if you have smelly feet please be sure to fumigate it; you'd be required to take of your belt and shoes.

Relax and wait for your delayed flight to be called. Pack a mattress if you are booked on Arik.

Please listen very carefully and ask questions. The flight announcers speak from their noses and are barely audible so if you are unsure, always ask what he/she said.

Board promptly; there are people who like to stow their luggage in another persons overhead bin and you dare not touch their bags.

Ignore the prayer warriors who will make you panic and be ready for the applauders who always clap when the plane lands


das all
the clapping part usually gets me giggling. clapping like they just finished seeing a show.
Travel / Re: How Are Local Flights Boarded In Nigeria? by Enyimbamercedes: 10:56am On Jun 20
Boarding procedure:

Get to airport on time.

You need only a photo ID though i feel one needs a visa to go to Lagos these days cos the way i day see tat Lagos for DSTV and all their forming

Don't carry fluids especially if you are traveling with only hand luggage so keep all sharps, perfumes and body lotions at home else you'd forfeit it

Surely don't wear shoes with torn socks or a trouser that needs a belt to hold it up and if you have smelly feet please be sure to fumigate it; you'd be required to take of your belt and shoes.

Relax and wait for your delayed flight to be called. Pack a mattress if you are booked on Arik.

Please listen very carefully and ask questions. The flight announcers speak from their noses and are barely audible so if you are unsure, always ask what he/she said.

Board promptly; there are people who like to stow their luggage in another persons overhead bin and you dare not touch their bags.

Ignore the prayer warriors who will make you panic and be ready for the applauders who always clap when the plane lands


das all

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Travel / Re: Why A Plane Can Still Make The Runway From 38,000ft Even If All The Engines Fail by EgunMogaji(m): 5:34am On Jun 20
lofty900:
The gliding technique is useless and cannot carry the plane to the runway if the engines refused to start. The engine has to start in order to avert disaster, I wonder why they can't build a plane with big parachutes to land the plane safely in case of engine failure

You're wrong, please do some research.
Travel / Baby Born Aboard A Flight To India Gets Free Plane Tickets For Life by yawadeyonline(m): 3:32pm On Jun 19
Jet Airways said it will give free flight tickets for life to a boy who was born on one of its flights between Saudi Arabia and India. The child's mother went into labor prematurely on Sunday at an altitude of 35,000 feet.

The flight, bound for the southern Indian city of Kochi, was diverted to Mumbai, where the mother and baby were taken to a local hospital and are now doing fine.
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Travel / Women Gives Birth On A Flight, Baby Gets Free Lifetime Travel To Any Destination by exlinklodge: 1:00pm On Jun 19
What a miraculous baby this baby is, born at 35,000 feet altitude? A Kochi-bound Jet Airways plane had to be diverted to Mumbai airport on Sunday after a baby was born on-board the flight at 35,000 feet. A woman from Kerala gave birth to the baby boy while flying on Jet Airways's Dammam-Kochi flight at a height of 35,000 feet on Sunday morning.

According to Indian Times, both woman and her child are in stable condition.

A medical emergency was declared at 8 am to rush the mother and baby to the hospital. Jet Airways has announced a free lifetime pass for the baby boy. According to Jet, the passenger, Jose, went into premature labour on flight 9W 569 carrying 162 passengers. The crew, accompanied by a trained paramedic on board, provided medical assistance to her.

“Jet Airways is pleased to announce the successful birth of a baby boy on board its flight 9W 569 from Dammam to Cochin of June 18, 2017. The Boeing 737 with 162 guests was diverted to Mumbai as one of the guests went into premature labour,” said an official statement by Jet.

“The guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet. On landing, both mother and baby were rushed to Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai and are doing well. Jet Airways has informed the family of the guest who are en route from Kochi. The airline expresses its gratitude to Ms Wilson, the on-board paramedic for her guidance,” the statement added.

The flight was delayed by more than two hours as it reached Kochi at 12.45 pm instead of 10.15 am on Sunday. Jet Airways also declared a free lifetime pass for the baby to travel on the airline as he is the first child to be born inflight.


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Travel / Re: Why A Plane Can Still Make The Runway From 38,000ft Even If All The Engines Fail by temodent(m): 8:27pm On Jun 18
lofty900:
The gliding technique is useless and cannot carry the plane to the runway if the engines refused to start. The engine has to start in order to avert disaster, I wonder why they can't build a plane with big parachutes to land the plane safely in case of engine failure

You are absolutely wrong. There is a recorded case of a Boeing 777 perhaps Several other which had its engine shut off due to fuel shut in and still manages to land at Heathrow airport with very minimal damage.
Travel / Re: Why A Plane Can Still Make The Runway From 38,000ft Even If All The Engines Fail by lofty900(m): 2:20pm On Jun 18
The gliding technique is useless and cannot carry the plane to the runway if the engines refused to start. The engine has to start in order to avert disaster, I wonder why they can't build a plane with big parachutes to land the plane safely in case of engine failure

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Travel / Why A Plane Can Still Make The Runway From 38,000ft Even If All The Engines Fail by aramadaokunrin(m): 2:03pm On Jun 18
FOR ALL FREQUENT FLYERS:
•An airline captain explains that all pilots are trained in gliding techniques
•Another pilot explains why engine failure doesn't mean 'instant calamity'
•In 1982 a British Airways Boeing 747 glided from 37,000ft to 12,000ft

There is no doubt at all that the experience of being on a passenger plane during a total engine failure is never going to be pleasant.

But experienced pilots have revealed how this scenario doesn’t necessarily mean disaster – because even huge airliners can glide a very long way, meaning that while over land there will always be a good chance of making it to a runway.

One serving long-haul captain based in the UK explained to MailOnline Travel that ‘typically a jet can glide about two miles for each 1,000ft of altitude’.
He continued:[b] ‘So at 40,000ft cruise altitude the range of the aircraft to touchdown is about 80 miles.’

[/b]He added: ‘So pilots are trained in gliding techniques, but always with the idea that it buys time to get the engines re-started as the judgement needed to successfully land with zero power from 40,000 feet makes it a tricky business.’
Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential, also has some reassuring thoughts on the subject.

He writes: ‘There’s no greater prospect of instant calamity than switching off the engine in your car when coasting downhill. The car keeps going, and a plane will too.’

He also reveals that passenger jets glide on most journeys.

He writes: ‘It’s not the least bit uncommon for jets to descend at what a pilot calls “flight idle,” with the engines run back to a zero-thrust condition. They’re still operating and powering crucial systems, but providing no push. You’ve been gliding many times without knowing it. It happens on just about every flight.

‘Obviously an idle-thrust glide is different from the engines quitting outright, but even then, the glide itself would be no different.’

Pilots used this technique to descend the aircraft from cruise altitude for the approach. When the engine note changes and the noise reduces that is what 'flight idle' feels like.

There have been several well-publicised gliding manoeuvres performed by commercial pilots over the years.

The most famous is undoubtedly the one executed by Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in 2009, when he glided his A320 into New York’s Hudson following a bird strike that led to total engine failure.

Travel / Re: Thread for South Korea prospective students by saintandsinnerz: 12:32pm On Jun 18
ansu5888:
Greetings to everyone on this forum... I have followed this thread for quite a time now.

I know it cost a great deal of energy and commitment to make out time to respond to various inquiries on this forum... I therefore must say a big thank you and God bless to those who against all odds, try to bring us the (novice ) along.

Please I am a Liberian though lived all my life in Nigeria.. my passport if Visa free to south Korea, and I plan to come to south Korea and see things for my self before I make decisions on certain issues... Please is there anyway I can get to south Korea without been turned back at the point of entry? Ethiopia airline once refused to Board me because I have no invitation letter..
Please advice
Try and do research about what's required of you to fufil before travelling. If your passport is visa free, then ask yourself "what am I going there to do"? The answer to this question will surely tell you the kind of things or documents you should have. That your passport is visa free to a country doesn't warrant you to just board a plane and travel to that country without any reason. Try and look for a conference or business invitation and fufil the requirements, then you can make appropriate use of your visa free passport.
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