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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Vgil100: 5:15pm On Oct 30, 2018
Sparkle1515:
This is a DIY forum..the pages are not long at all..read thoroughly and come up with specific questions
@sparkle, I just said was reading through the thread
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Olalacious: 4:42am On Nov 01, 2018
Yes i did...if you dont mention it they will find out....
And that wont be good for ur application either


Phakabir06:
please when you were filling the form online . Please the place where you they wrote if you have been refused visa in Canada or any other country . Please did you indicate you have been refused in usa ??
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Sayo12345: 4:05pm On Nov 01, 2018
Please house I need help o want to get my baby Nigeria travel document ASAP am in Calgary.tganks
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Candybright: 4:29pm On Nov 01, 2018
Sayo12345:
Please house I need help o want to get my baby Nigeria travel document ASAP am in Calgary.tganks
can you give the house a breakdown of your experience so far, maybe starting from visa application.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Sparkle1515: 3:31pm On Nov 02, 2018
People will just come.seek for help on this thread then go back to their hiding..not fair at all..this is why this thread in particular isn’t growing compared to other thread..pls let’s share ideas,methods,solutions..let share our transcript from visa to Poe to hospitals etc...
Thanks for your cooperation

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Hotstepper(f): 11:49pm On Nov 02, 2018
just apply for visa on arrival. use googlr nd splly..its very easy

Please Nigerisns try and be reading cuz this info is already here


Sayo12345:
Please house I need help o want to get my baby Nigeria travel document ASAP am in Calgary.tganks
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by mizGene(f): 7:53am On Nov 03, 2018
Sayo12345:
Please house I need help o want to get my baby Nigeria travel document ASAP am in Calgary.tganks
Why not share your experience with everyone? That is what keeps the thread going.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by mumzt: 10:26am On Nov 09, 2018
Good evening everyone,
I have a valid US B1B2 visa and valid 10year UK visa. I want to apply for a Canadian visa with the hope of using it for birthing at some point. Though I'm not pregnant now. I have also applied for Canadian PR before though we don't qualify because of age. Do you think this will affect my application? I have absolutely no intention of living anywhere illegally. Also have extensive family travel history. Just wondering.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by fruitfulie: 11:08am On Nov 09, 2018
Good morning all. Having read all the pages of this conversation, i realize that making known ones intention if pregnant is the best and honest way, which i am also adopting. However i would like to ask some questions so as not to make mistakes.

1. My brother who is based in Canada is inviting me to give birth in Toronto where he resides.

2. Can we apply for a family visa even though my husband would be joining me much later when i put to bed but my daughter would be staying back in Nigeria as social ties. Does this make sense or i should go alone and much later my husband and daughter apply later

3. Does my employer have to state on my letter that I am entitled to 66 days maternity leave, alongside with other information that would be written on the introductory letter from my employer?if anyone have copy of such letter for maternity leave for visa application, i would like to have a view of the content.

4. When exactly do I need an itinerary plan/budget spreadsheet for visa application or POE engagement? Sample of itinerary plan and budget spreadsheet are also needed please.

5. Do I need a correspondence between myself and the doctor for application purposes or at POE?
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by songozi: 7:52pm On Nov 09, 2018
Hotstepper:
Every month, the govt pays the parents of kids 18 yrs nd under what is called Child Benefit for the kids. Now, this amount each family gets depends on family income which is determined once u file for your mandatory yearly income tax. The lower the family income, the more you get which wont exceed 650 per child. Also, the age of the kids also depends how much each child will get as the younger the child is, the more his or her need. for example, new borns nd toddlers ...once the child turn 6, it reduces a bit. infact as of 5 yrs ago, they stopped at 6 but new govt came nd said let them continue till 18. Now what u use the money is up to the person and the money is paid to mothers or the primary care taker of the kids .

For the child to recieve it, one of the parents must reside in Canada as a refugee, PRa or permenent. If ypu are outaide the country nd they find out which thwy usually do for more than a period of time , u will have to pay bk what u recieved.









Does this applies to International student with kids?
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Beautyaddy: 8:00pm On Nov 09, 2018
mumzt:
Good evening everyone,
I have a valid US B1B2 visa and valid 10year UK visa. I want to apply for a Canadian visa with the hope of using it for birthing at some point. Though I'm not pregnant now. I have also applied for Canadian PR before though we don't qualify because of age. Do you think this will affect my application? I have absolutely no intention of living anywhere illegally. Also have extensive family travel history. Just wondering.

Canada does not encourage birth tourism.

Trying to get a Canadian visiting visa might be your best option. Even though getting a Canadian visiting visa after being denied the Canadian PR will be very, very hard.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by mumzt: 9:55pm On Nov 09, 2018
Beautyaddy:


Canada does not encourage birth tourism.

Trying to get a Canadian visiting visa might be your best option. Even though getting a Canadian visiting visa after being denied the Canadian PR will be very, very hard.

I wasn't denied PR o. In the pool with very very low likelihood of being picked because of low scores due to age.
Just wondering if the PR status affects visiting visa application.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Sparkle1515: 10:10pm On Nov 09, 2018
What do you mean Canada doesn’t encourage birth tourism..pls elucidate cos I have a visa for birthing purposes already ..my first was USA,second Canada and now third Canada all for the purpose of birthing clearly stated
Beautyaddy:


Canada does not encourage birth tourism.

Trying to get a Canadian visiting visa might be your best option. Even though getting a Canadian visiting visa after being denied the Canadian PR will be very, very hard.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Beautyaddy: 5:03am On Nov 10, 2018
mumzt:


I wasn't denied PR o. In the pool with very very low likelihood of being picked because of low scores due to age.
Just wondering if the PR status affects visiting visa application.

Okay, you might want to give it a try by applying for the visiting visa.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Mslala: 11:28am On Nov 12, 2018
Sparkle1515:
What do you mean Canada doesn’t encourage birth tourism..pls elucidate cos I have a visa for birthing purposes already ..my first was USA,second Canada and now third Canada all for the purpose of birthing clearly stated

Hello @Sparkle1515, please can you assist with responses to the following questions?

1) When did you get your visa?
2) Did you state child birth alone, and not vacation and child birth or vacation and medical or medical only?
3) Were there extra considerations to your visa application for child birth i.e. a medical report/letter from your Gyn in Nigeria probably stating why you had to travel i.e. multiple births for more than 2 babies, high-risk pregnancy etc.

Please share, apologies if you have already shared, a detailed account of your visa application from start to finish for the benefit of this thread. Many thanks.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by rannies(f): 10:54pm On Nov 13, 2018
Datsinn:
Hello ranni, pls what doctor did u use later and ur full bill and also will like to know how u applied for the birth registrationand certificate. Thanks



So sorry. I'm just seeing this. I used mosaic clinic for ANC and Longheed to birth. The rest of the info is as Nandad wrote on pg 78.

Hope this response isn't so belated. Sorry.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Sparkle1515: 10:44am On Nov 14, 2018
I got it early this year
I specifically statasked d childbirth no time for vacation as I want to return immediately

No I didn’t include any letter cos my preg isn’t high risk but you can if you want to
Mslala:


Hello @Sparkle1515, please can you assist with responses to the following questions?

1) When did you get your visa?
2) Did you state child birth alone, and not vacation and child birth or vacation and medical or medical only?
3) Were there extra considerations to your visa application for child birth i.e. a medical report/letter from your Gyn in Nigeria probably stating why you had to travel i.e. multiple births for more than 2 babies, high-risk pregnancy etc.

Please share, apologies if you have already shared, a detailed account of your visa application from start to finish for the benefit of this thread. Many thanks.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Lucia95(f): 1:16pm On Nov 14, 2018
Hi everyone I have been reading up stories here and I decided to join n ask questions....i already have a US visa me and my family have travelled and we are back(it's a tourist visa)...but I plan on taking in next year,renewing my visa n use it to give birth there but am scared I will be sent back...plz any ideas...
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by heymama: 3:26pm On Nov 14, 2018
Hotstepper:
That is not true. People who weren't allowed inside are those that lied and it also happens in the US as well. A family friend of mine I helped just came in yesterday with her hubby nd even da customs officer told dem he's happy they said the truth cuz a lot of Nigerians will come and lie when it is obvious why they came. It is not illegal to have a baby in Canada just have ur money, paid accommodation nd doctors appointment nd you are good to go. My family friend applied in Jan nd was given 4 yrs visiting visa. She was asked if the embassy in Nigeria knew she was preggy when she applied nd she said no cuz it was an online application and nowhere to input it. The key is to be truthful cuz ur visa application is in their system nd they will pull it is once they swip your passport. At 7monthd plus, r u sure any airline would agree to take u?




Please i need to get in touch with you. I want to start processing my Visa too but with my husband and daughter, (if it will give me more chance of getting the VISA)
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Jennyossai: 11:56pm On Nov 14, 2018
omopeace4luv:
Pls I need help with the travel certificate, my flight is in two days pls
Hello please can I get the contact of the doctor u used in calgary?
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Beedee2016: 5:42am On Nov 17, 2018
Good morning house. Need info of any doctor for birth in Ontario. Thanks
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Graceandmercies: 10:50am On Nov 21, 2018
Hello Hotstepper, thanks so much for sharing so much on here.
Please do you have any affordable hospital or doctor in Brampton, Ontario I can use? I intend travelling first week in December.

I will really appreciate your assistance.

Hotstepper:


just apply for visa on arrival. use googlr nd splly..its very easy

Please Nigerisns try and be reading cuz this info is already here


Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Abeehorlar: 1:28pm On Nov 21, 2018
Hello @Hotstepper Please i need your help/ clarification, myself and my son have a Valid USA visa which we applied for Canadian Tourist visa as a family( my husband, daughter,son and myself) but we were refused on reason that we wont return back after our visit. But i expecting now and im due next year, I want to apply for Canada Visa again but this time, just me alone with my intention well stated in the application.
Graceandmercies:
Hello Hotstepper, thanks so much for sharing so much on here.
Please do you have any affordable hospital or doctor in Brampton, Ontario I can use? I intend travelling first week in December.

I will really appreciate your assistance.

Re: Giving Birth In Canada by oluhenry7700: 6:10pm On Nov 23, 2018
Hello,

i plan to be in Calgary next month. please can you share doctor's details and what the experience has been like ?

thanks in advance


Sayo12345:
Please house I need help o want to get my baby Nigeria travel document ASAP am in Calgary.tganks
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by Emoe7: 5:52pm On Nov 25, 2018
Hello house.
I was planning to have my baby in USA as I already have a visa but unfortunately my visa was not renewed. Am already 5 months gone and don't know the possibility of acquiring a Canadian visa with the intention of child birth also I don't have any one in Canada. Please I need advice of the house. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PROCURE A CANADIAN VISA?, WHICH STATE HEALTH CARE IS MORE AFFORDABLE?

Thanks in advance.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by clans(f): 8:51pm On Nov 25, 2018
I had my first in the US and had a valid visa. So when I took in a second time I was ready to travel but on the second thought I wanted to spend a while in the country and decided to renew before traveling lo and behold I was denied.
Fast forward to applying for a Canadian visa within a space of 2 months before it won't be safe to fly. We filled the form went to drop it off and ended up spending the whole day because of a lot of mistakes. To be clear we declared birth tourism, admitted to being rejected a visa for US and attached so many documents. Prayed and kept our fingers crossed while making arrangements that worst case baby would be born in Nigeria (after all I was born here).
To our greatest surprise 20 days later got the email for pick up and visa was approved.
The Search began.
At this point we didn't have any information and the thread was not as informative as I wanted (yes I like eating my cake easily ). However we had family in Saskatchewan but when I heard the flight time,weather, no doctor was responding to my emails or calls, rejecting international patients and the family had so much going on in their life, I decided to look elsewhere.
I visited a maternity service provider here and she sounded nice also showed me her package for Ontario which looked reasonable to me.the big huddle was getting my hubby to agree to which he had his skepticism. He did a lot of research called and emailed a lot of doctors in the Ontario area mind u unlike the US system where anyone can have access to gynecologists the case is different for the Canada system. You would need to get a referral from a family doctor after the first 3 months before a gynecologist would accept you. So we had that challenge however we were able to get 3 doctors to give a partial acceptance, send their bill via email but only one was willing to give an appointment date.
Looking for accommodation became the next problem most homeowners didn't want a pregnant foreign woman without ties in their home and Airbnb we couldn't get any child friendly at a reasonable price.
Fast forward to the night before our flight, I was able to get my husband partial consent to engage the service provider here. I paid her that night and got her agent's name and number.
THE JOURNEY BEGAN.
Left Nigeria had a 12 hour layover and got into Canada. Filled the landing card,used the automated machine and proceeded to the immigration officer. The conversation was as follows
Me:Good evening.
Officer:Good evening. Welcome to Canada. Can I have your passport.
She went through and was like what are you in Canada for.
Me: to give birth.
She paused looked at me and typed something in her computer.
Officer: looking at my landing card. She was like u have an excess of 10k canadia dollars in cash.
Me:no some cash,most in cards.
Officer: then you don't have an excess of 10k.
Me: Sorry.
Officer: Do you know that its very expensive giving birth here and do you have a doctor.
Me: yes and I came financially prepared based on my research. I also have 3 doctors shortlisted and willing to accept me once am in the country . I would settle based on final cost reduction.
Officer: types and handed over passport. Congratulations in advance (with a smile).
Went to a hotel cooled off,slept,showered and ate.
Moved into the accommodation arranged by the service provider (story for another day).Used a doctor in Toronto arranged by the service provider
COST BREAKDOWN.
Doctor :1320
Doctor visit: 30$ per visit(had a total of 5)
Hospital mother: 2620(per day)
Hospital baby:850(per day)
To be paid in full before delivery day.
Ended up having a CS so paid Doctor an extra 1250,anathestia 1000 ,spent 3 days in the hospital, pediatrician asked for 350(but ended up taking 100) Family doctor for referral (60).

BABY DOCUMENTS
Hmmmm Canada post was on strike so it was a mess. Took 15 plus days to get birth certificate and registration even with the expedited which cost 35$(excluding money spent to fax,call,email and Express mails).
Passport was expedited also with proof of travel and cost 110$. Called the airline added baby to ticket and applied for Visa on arrival (NB: cash,Nigerian cards not accepted only accept foreign cards)
thanks to hotstepper for the food and all the advise.

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Re: Giving Birth In Canada by bugzyE: 9:07pm On Nov 27, 2018
Hello Hot Mamas... please is there snyone in the house heading to ontario for child birth in January 2019?.. Please holla and i would really appreciaye getting Dr Ted’s contact from those that have used hom please. Thanks!
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by bugzyE: 10:01pm On Nov 27, 2018
Hotstepper:


just apply for visa on arrival. use googlr nd splly..its very easy

Please Nigerisns try and be reading cuz this info is already here



@hotstepper I have read through all the chats and thank you for being of such great help... please i noticed most of the Dr’s contacts i got from the earlier pages have either stoped recieveing cash payment or do not do CS. Im coming in January, really need your help with a doctor in Ontario that accepts cash and does CS as well, help with a two months accomodation will be much appreciated as well! Thank you in advance!!
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by bugzyE: 10:18pm On Nov 27, 2018
Vgil100:
Hi
I am new in nairaland.its so informative.I like to birth in Canada.
I have no close family member there. Pls I need advice on everything.i need quality and affordable hospital.I don't know where to start from.I have never been there.

Thank you for being a readily available resource person on this platform. Please help my case. I entered Toronto last week Wednesday with my 13months old son. I am here to give birth (currently 29 weeks gone), but getting an apartment or a shared accommodation has been difficult. I currently stay in an airbnb room for $80 per night, please help a sister out. How can I get a shared accommodation, I've contacted Dr Ted Kosalka so it's likely I use Humber River. I'm open to change though.

Hello @vgil100 Have you had your baby yet? Please can i have the contact for Dr Ted, ill be travelling in january and please can you share the cost at humber river hospital. Thanks!
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by MrsBMWM90: 10:50pm On Nov 27, 2018
GOOD DAY All, our experienced people and professionals, thank you for your wonderful contributions and assistance. God bless you all. My issue is a little peculiar. I have a few questions. I intend to apply for a visitor visa for me and my 13mth old in order to give birth in canada. I am currently four months pregnant.
1) I am presently working but my salary and bank balance is minimal so my hubby would be sponsoring this trip. Please apart from the sponsorship letter he would write for us does he have to get a letter of introduction from his office stating that he works with them presently or does his employment letter suffice?
2) he has just 5million in his account would this be Ok? My aunty would be writing an invitation letter to state that she would be responsible for feeding and accommodation.
3) for me, unfortunately I work with the civil service and for now I can't get a letter of introduction can I use just my employment letter. Also I didn't change my surname yet in the civil service so it carries my unmarried name. Would this affect me after I submit my marraige certificate? Which was after I got employment with the state govt.
4) i was in canada for my masters from 2012-2013 and I was also given a postgraduate work permit which I used for about 2yrs plus before I came to Nigeria for reasons beyond my control at d time.I had a clean record. Does this help my cause?
Thank you I would appreciate your reply, I have already delayed so long but I decide to give it a try.
Re: Giving Birth In Canada by passionup: 11:07pm On Nov 27, 2018
Sparkle1515:
People will just come.seek for help on this thread then go back to their hiding..not fair at all..this is why this thread in particular isn’t growing compared to other thread..pls let’s share ideas,methods,solutions..let share our transcript from visa to Poe to hospitals etc...
Thanks for your cooperation

@sparkle 1515,Prices on this journey are similar esperically to some specific locations whose expenses were earlier posted . People are a bit laid back to just check for information on this thread. They want everything to be provided for them. For myself, my wife gave birth in Calgary and every fee had been posted here a while ago so there isn't a need to repost such details. Also, my baby used emergency travel document to come back home and that cost 350 CAD in case anyone is interested in that. This journey to Canada isn't dynamic as America hence this thread not growing as it should but all the same people should be able to help out especially when you have benefitted from this thread.

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