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Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 10:23am On Dec 24, 2017
Tips For Giving Birth in the USA


1. Apply for a B1/B2 Medical visa, go with evidence to show that you have a hospital,doctor and funds to cover accommodation, medical treatment and any other incidences. (This is popularly referred to as' Burden of proof' on this thread).

2. Be honest during the visa interview about your intention to give birth in US.

3. At the POE, you are expected to go with your burden of proof and be well prepared to answer questions to avoid deportation. Note : It is not a crime to birth in the US. It is a crime however if you conceal this fact from your visa officer (VO) or Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This act is considered misrepresentation and can result in deportation and cancellation of visa and sometimes a ban.

4. After birthing. Kindly pay ALL your bills and ALL your baby/ies' bills. Do not accept medicaid
. Although your Child acquires automatic citizenship, it is presumed you were not allowed on the shores of America to add to their financial/Tax burdens.

5. After birthing , you follow the steps for getting a US passport, Nigerian passport/Visa /Travel documents for your child.
If your child's travel document is his international passport, you require a dual way ticket.


EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT (ETC)

1. Cost - $270 plus $20 for post office or $30 for FedEx

2. Send the following supporting documents:

- 2 passport photos of baby.
- Copy of parent's Nig. passports (data page)
- Birth certificate (copy)
- Itinerary and Letter of consent for ETC.

and address it to:
The Consular Officer, Embassy of Nigeria,
Washington DC 20008

You can use this Sample Letter but please edit it to make it yours

Dear Sir/Madam
We the parents of ...wish to apply for Emergency Travel Certificate for him/her to enable us take him to Nigeria. Due to logistics reasons we are unable to process a Nig passport at this time. Thank you for your assistance.
Yours truly, (sign and also write your full name. Spouse to sign too).


Use this link for US passport application for children under the age of 16
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/under-16.html


..some abbreviations commonly used here..

DW- dear/darling wife
DH- dear/darling husband
MIL- mother in law
LO -little one
VO- visa officer
FTM- first time mum
POE- point of Entry






Change of intent letter issue addressed by the VO here:

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.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by baddo: 10:53am On Dec 24, 2017
Welcome to the sixth
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ironheart(m): 10:54am On Dec 24, 2017
My child is a nationality of another country, where is his or her identity? Why do we do things that affects our future negatively?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by jayfierce(m): 10:54am On Dec 24, 2017
Thank you Justwise for all you do here. Wish I could send you a proper grilled turkey compliments of the house. grin

I pray for success for those that are embarking and those that are planning to embark on their missionary journeys.

Compliments of the season.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 11:23am On Dec 24, 2017
ironheart:
My child is a nationality of another country, where is his or her identity? Why do we do things that affects our future negatively?

Can you explain better?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 11:25am On Dec 24, 2017
jayfierce:
Thank you Justwise for all you do here. Wish I could send you a proper grilled turkey compliments of the house. grin

I pray for success for those that are embarking and those that are planning to embark on their missionary journeys.

Compliments of the season.

Very kind of you, Its the thought that counts.

Merry Xmas to you

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by anonymousmum: 12:41pm On Dec 24, 2017
marking present...
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by PaulSimon2020: 2:16pm On Dec 24, 2017
ironheart:
My child is a nationality of another country, where is his or her identity? Why do we do things that affects our future negatively?
It is called dual citizenship, your child will still be a Nigerian if that's your worries.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Fyorgyn: 4:56pm On Dec 24, 2017
Yayyy...

Part 6...

Thanks Justwise for all you do.

Thanks to everyone that has shared their experience and made NL an encyclopedia. This thread has helped a lot of people and will continue to be a great resource.

Welcome to Part 6

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ddoy2003: 5:57pm On Dec 24, 2017
Merry Xmas in advance to the wonderful mummies and daddies here. Our 2018 shall be filled with tremendous testimonie.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozymes: 6:06pm On Dec 24, 2017
Amennnnnn
Ddoy2003:
Merry Xmas in advance to the wonderful mummies and daddies here. Our 2018 shall be filled with tremendous testimonie.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ramj: 6:33pm On Dec 24, 2017
Forza this thread
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by borryworld: 6:42pm On Dec 24, 2017
swag in .........part 6. I pray we all find favour.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozycy: 7:41pm On Dec 24, 2017
Let me follow and enter here with swag. I think am going to be more active again wink merry Christmas

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozycy: 8:01pm On Dec 24, 2017
Did anyone successfully book interview after recently after Dropbox renewal? Seems the platform is not opening
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Chirolechick: 10:05pm On Dec 24, 2017
Yay!!!!! Part 6

Thanks justwise and all mummies and daddies in the house... Merry Xmas
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by NIFES(f): 11:13pm On Dec 24, 2017
Merry Xmas all. To God be the glory for the journey thus far.
Please anybody with an idea of airline(s) promo for January travels

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozymes: 1:46am On Dec 25, 2017
Not really. But check the Lufth for Feb.2018
NIFES:
Merry Xmas all. To God be the glory for the journey thus far.
Please anybody with an idea of airline(s) promo for January travels
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by NIFES(f): 3:20am On Dec 25, 2017
ozymes:
Not really. But check the Lufth for Feb.2018
Okay. Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by nefertitiram: 5:53am On Dec 25, 2017
justwise:


Very kind of you, Its the thought that counts.

Merry Xmas to you

Merry Xmas JW. But y u nor wait till 01/01/2018 eh kwa?

I have sent u one Xmas chicken. E de road de trek de come.

But wait... After JW it seems I'm one of the oldest members of this thread. From pre- tsunami to season 1 to season 6. Back to back.

Lemme spread my mat here. Before commenting, everyone must pay homage to me.
One Schnapps
One snuff
One he goat
100k in cash. If not JW will delete ya post.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by bubelahot: 7:52am On Dec 25, 2017
Merry Xmas to all the fabulous people that makes the thread rock.
This thread helped me in my missionary journey last year.
I read this thread everyday just to keep my self abreast of things happening.
I am not pregnant o
I think I have hung my boots ooo
Training these kids no bi moi moi.
Justwise and Co.....keep up the good work....
Merry Xmas once again...

nefertitiram:


Merry Xmas JW. But y u nor wait till 01/01/2018 eh kwa?


[/b]Lemme spread my mat here. Before commenting, everyone must pay homage to me.
One Schnapps
One snuff
One he goat
100k in cash. If not JW will delete ya post[b]
.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by OmoBendel24: 10:53am On Dec 25, 2017
nefertitiram:


Merry Xmas JW. But y u nor wait till 01/01/2018 eh kwa?

I have sent u one Xmas chicken. E de road de trek de come.

But wait... After JW it seems I'm one of the oldest members of this thread. From pre- tsunami to season 1 to season 6. Back to back.

Lemme spread my mat here. Before commenting, everyone must pay homage to me.
One Schnapps
One snuff
One he goat
100k in cash. If not JW will delete ya post.

All hail Neff, all hail Justwise! We are here with you people, following too....

But loads of veterans seem to have hibernated from my observation these few days I have come in to peep on this thread yet again. Wia dem all go na? Hope every every well sha? Many regards all!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by nefertitiram: 11:57am On Dec 25, 2017
OmoBendel24:


All hail Neff, all hail Justwise! We are here with you people, following too....

But loads of veterans seem to have hibernated from my observation these few days I have come in to peep on this thread yet again. Wia dem all go na? Hope every every well sha? Many regards all!

If you ask me, I will say the kids r keeping us on our toes! No time to check nairaland
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by QSola: 12:46pm On Dec 25, 2017
Let me book a space once more
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by gratefulalways: 1:57pm On Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas everyone!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by DonDraper: 5:37pm On Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas!!! Glad to see our beloved thread has moved to chapter 6. A lot of helpful information have been well documented for newbies. Kudos to @justwise and @DisGuy for the great job as always. My "missionary journey" experience is coming up soon, I hope it helps someone.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Osinowoosibanjo(m): 5:43pm On Dec 25, 2017
Eager to hear from u.
DonDraper:
Merry Christmas!!! Glad to see our beloved thread has moved to chapter 6. A lot of helpful information have been well documented for newbies. Kudos to @justwise and @DisGuy for the great job as always. My "missionary journey" experience is coming up soon, I hope it helps someone.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 6:36pm On Dec 25, 2017
nefertitiram:


Merry Xmas JW. But y u nor wait till 01/01/2018 eh kwa?

I have sent u one Xmas chicken. E de road de trek de come.

But wait... After JW it seems I'm one of the oldest members of this thread. From pre- tsunami to season 1 to season 6. Back to back.

Lemme spread my mat here. Before commenting, everyone must pay homage to me.
One Schnapps
One snuff
One he goat
100k in cash. If not JW will delete ya post.

It was getting longer and longer so i decided to start a new one now i have few days off work.

The chicken you sent was stopped at POE and sent back to Nigeria by the immigration grin

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 6:37pm On Dec 25, 2017
bubelahot:

Merry Xmas to all the fabulous people that makes the thread rock.
This thread helped me in my missionary journey last year.
I read this thread everyday just to keep my self abreast of things happening.
I am not pregnant o
I think I have hung my boots ooo
Training these kids no bi moi moi.
Justwise and Co.....keep up the good work....
Merry Xmas once again...


Happy Xmas to you.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 6:40pm On Dec 25, 2017
OmoBendel24:


All hail Neff, all hail Justwise! We are here with you people, following too....

But loads of veterans seem to have hibernated from my observation these few days I have come in to peep on this thread yet again. Wia dem all go na? Hope every every well sha? Many regards all!

They are busy scavenging on Xmas chicken and turkey
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 6:41pm On Dec 25, 2017
DonDraper:
Merry Christmas!!! Glad to see our beloved thread has moved to chapter 6. A lot of helpful information have been well documented for newbies. Kudos to @justwise and @DisGuy for the great job as always. My "missionary journey" experience is coming up soon, I hope it helps someone.

Also to Seun for coming up with this forum and keeping it running 247

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