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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by shawlar(m): 4:03pm On Nov 30
Vlesparza:


This is EXACTLY correct. Bravo to you Sir/Maam, you seem to understand what the VO's are pretending not to understand.

I like the way you put it. The VO’s are all simply pretending not to understand and using it as an excuse to deny people visas.
If the discounts are truly an issue and they really don’t understand it, it shouldnt take them an hour of research or phone calls to get the true picture of things but they have deliberately decided to feign ignorance about the whole thing....

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 4:08pm On Nov 30
It's also through your portal
chikos:
Hello house, pls can someone give me the link or put me through on how to book a 221g interview. Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 4:15pm On Nov 30
My dear it depends on who picked your calls because my letter doesn't have the discount fee.

lynniebabes:
@yettyolaseni I wish west hospital medical center can give me a letter like this too. I called so many times they seem so adamant and insisting to include the discount fee. I regret using them
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 4:17pm On Nov 30
Earliest a day before traveling
mldtemi:
Hi Mamas,

When is the best time to get a doctor’s fit to fly letter. A week or 2 weeks before you travel? Or a month?

Thank you

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by shawlar(m): 4:40pm On Nov 30
veleta:
On this discount ish,most of these VO's don't seem to understand how these things works.First off,those of them saying they paid 30k or thereabouts failed to mention that their insurance companies took care of that and most times,these insurance companies negotiate these fees to the barest minimum and most times times,it takes time for them to pay.Its common sense that these hospitals would prefer self pay patients as they get their money immediately.These same discounts they give to self pay patient is what insurance companies end up paying after quoting outrageous bills.

My advice will be when requesting cost of delivery from hospital,insist that it should be included that whatever fee they are charging is for self pay and that you reject any form of medical assistance.Also make sure you sign it,with that your argument when going for visa renewal will hold water.

There is also the time-value of money.... I don’t think those insurance companies pay the hospitals immediately so I am sure the hospitals would add inflation costs (interest) to their billing. It simple..

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Vlesparza: 4:40pm On Nov 30
shawlar:


I like the way you put it. The VO’s are all simply pretending not to understand and using it as an excuse to deny people visas.
If the discounts are truly an issue and they really don’t understand it, it shouldnt take them an hour of research or phone calls to get the true picture of things but they have deliberately decided to feign ignorance about the whole thing....

Correct. So the best option is to have a letter from the doctor stating the circumstances regarding the flat rates, not only him/her accepting you as a patient.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 4:46pm On Nov 30
Please, is it same thing as Doctor's report/Medical report?
mldtemi:
Hi Mamas,

When is the best time to get a doctor’s fit to fly letter. A week or 2 weeks before you travel? Or a month?

Thank you
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 4:49pm On Nov 30
Yeah, that's a good idea. That way, there would be less questions to ask. At least it will serve as a proof...

Vlesparza:


Correct. So the best option is to have a letter from the doctor stating the circumstances regarding the flat rates, not only him/her accepting you as a patient.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mldtemi(f): 4:52pm On Nov 30
Thanks sis


Vgil100:

Well, i got mine 2 days to travel.I feel the closer to your travel date or the last appointment before you travel
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamaroon: 5:43pm On Nov 30
Akaay03:
dear All,

please can i see a sample of what an itemized obstetrics bill look like?

please help

search using the bar at the top and narrow down to travel section.

found this....

https://www.nairaland.com/4250945/give-birth-usa-cost-procedures/188#71485635

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ndondonwa: 6:43pm On Nov 30
Hello everyone. Please I’m new here. I know my question must have been answered before but I need directions. I am pregnant and due mid next year. I have never applied for an American visa and now I want to have my baby there. Please can someone kindly put me through so I can get started asap. Many thanks.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ashedzi: 6:46pm On Nov 30
chikos:
.

Hi, have you been able to scheduled your interview. Is the Jan and DEC dates still available?

Not yet, but Dec and Jan dates still available on my Profile.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 6:58pm On Nov 30
First and foremost, have you made research on the hospital you want to use?
For more info, I'll suggest you type whatever thing you want to know about as regards birthing using keywords to bring out options on what you want; under travels.
We also have experienced mothers in the house if you need more info afterwards....
You're welcome.

Ndondonwa:
Hello everyone. Please I’m new here. I know my question must have been answered before but I need directions. I am pregnant and due mid next year. I have never applied for an American visa and now I want to have my baby there. Please can someone kindly put me through so I can get started asap. Many thanks.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ndondonwa: 7:40pm On Nov 30
First and foremost, have you made research on the hospital you want to use?
For more info, I'll suggest you type whatever thing you want to know about as regards birthing using keywords to bring out options on what you want; under travels.
We also have experienced mothers in the house if you need more info afterwards....
You're welcome.


My dear i have no clue I don’t know know any thing or where to start or how to research hospitals. Nothing at all. Please experenced mums come to my aid. Thank you.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chinnycliff2: 8:07pm On Nov 30
Hi everyone. Good evening. Pls is it possible not to use same hospital and doctor after ur interview?


Does it also affect at the point of entry?

Sabi mamas abeg mk una answer me o!!!

Am a first time mum. Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by MamaOO: 9:08pm On Nov 30
shawlar:


There is also the time-value of money.... I don’t think those insurance companies pay the hospitals immediately so I am sure the hospitals would add inflation costs (interest) to their billing. It simple..
I work for an health insurance company (although not in the claims department) but how fast they pay providers depends on different criterias like how the claim got submitted, what kind of service was rendered, the facility the service was rendered at, how the claim was submitted (paper or electronically) and how fast the providers submit the claims

Oftentimes the payments are within a day or two and most times the delays in payment are because the providers didn’t submit the payment until after a week or two or even a month after the service has been rendered. We can’t pay for a service we never got a claim for neither can we pay until we get the claim from the provider.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by lilyemmy(f): 10:29pm On Nov 30
mldtemi:
Hi Mamas,

When is the best time to get a doctor’s fit to fly letter. A week or 2 weeks before you travel? Or a month?

Thank you

Hello, I think most airlines do not want it to exceed 7 days before you travel. So I think its best to have one dated within 7 days.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by lilyemmy(f): 10:41pm On Nov 30
Ndondonwa:


My dear i have no clue I don’t know know any thing or where to start or how to research hospitals. Nothing at all. Please experenced mums come to my aid. Thank you.

Hello Sis,

I suggest you start by deciding which location (state) you wish to go, then Google and search for doctors, contact them to get price details and other info you may need for your visa application. Also as you mentioned you have no idea how it works, the doctors usually have specific hospitals that they use, so they will let you know as well. If you get things started people will be able to assist you if you get stuck.
Good luck!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Vlesparza: 2:33am On Dec 01
Ndondonwa:


My dear i have no clue I don’t know know any thing or where to start or how to research hospitals. Nothing at all. Please experenced mums come to my aid. Thank you.

www.doctoresparati.com The ad is on every page of this forum.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ndondonwa: 5:42am On Dec 01
Thanks guys for your help. I will get started by going to that link and i have decided on location actually and its Texas.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mldtemi(f): 9:29am On Dec 01
Thank you



lilyemmy:


Hello, I think most airlines do not want it to exceed 7 days before you travel. So I think its best to have one dated within 7 days.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Petdaughter: 12:48pm On Dec 01
I applied for Dropbox for my son. And he was invited for interview today. The VO drilled down on my payments and receipt. She explained that for every receipt there should be an itemized bill because if you show a receipt payment for say $100, how would they know your bill was not $150 and you only paid $100 and received a receipt for just that amount you paid.

I used HNWMC for my last childbirth trip and I explained that I signed an agreement with the hospital stating that I would not be issued an itemized bill. She took it and made a copy.

She looked through all my receipts for my two birthing trips and kept typing and updating, she asked for clarifications in between.

She then asked to see my bank statement, which I gave her but refused to see my T-bills investment letter which had the bulk of all my savings.

She then said to me that I should always ask for a bill and THEN receipt for every medical treatment recieved - Dr, Hosp, per, lab etc. she stated that doesn’t have a problem with me having my births abroad but that I don’t have enough ties which is why she is refusing my son’s visa. That he rides on me to be eligible and I am not eligible (irony of life, considering I still have a valid visa). In all fairness, she looked sympathetic and took her time to update all my payment records on the system, Which she told me she had done.

She said that I can always reapply for my son but to wait for 6months and that was that.

Truth is that I kept an open mind about the interview. I think the VOs have a mandate to deny as many visas as possible. So many people I met had the same outcome and even people that have gone for interviews in recent time.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ebony84: 5:29pm On Dec 01
You should call their number.

Stephenry:


Please I need help this has been lingering for over a month.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mercifull(f): 10:33pm On Dec 01
Hello everyone,
For those that are still in the US with their newborn LO. Congratulations. This information is for you.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mercifull(f): 10:41pm On Dec 01
Hello everyone,
For those that are still in the US with their newborn LO. Congratulations. This information is for you.
After you apply for visa on arrival for your child, you have to go to Nigeria immigration service portal and pay online for the VOA.Cash payment is no longer accepted. You have to generate an application ID and a reference number which you can then use for online payment and then print your receipt. You pay with a US bank card.
When you get to Nigeria, you will have to present your VOA approval letter, evidence of payment and LO passport.
If you don't pay online before u get to the airport in Nigeria, then you have to go to a cyber cafe in the airport and generate the reference no for 5k or use your phone if u have data. Then pray that your card payments should not be declined, else they will hold your LO passport and u have to go back to the airport another day to make payment and collect the passport.
The portal is portal.immigration.gov.ng
Then go to visa on arrival and fill your LO name as applicant.
Please kindly ask your questions on the forum if you have any. Thanks

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mygood567: 12:22am On Dec 02
Petdaughter:
I applied for Dropbox for my son. And he was invited for interview today. The VO drilled down on my payments and receipt. She explained that for every receipt there should be an itemized bill because if you show a receipt payment for say $100, how would they know your bill was not $150 and you only paid $100 and received a receipt for just that amount you paid.

I used HNWMC for my last childbirth trip and I explained that I signed an agreement with the hospital stating that I would not be issued an itemized bill. She took it and made a copy.

She looked through all my receipts for my two birthing trips and kept typing and updating, she asked for clarifications in between.

She then asked to see my bank statement, which I gave her but refused to see my T-bills investment letter which had the bulk of all my savings.

She then said to me that I should always ask for a bill and THEN receipt for every medical treatment recieved - Dr, Hosp, per, lab etc. she stated that doesn’t have a problem with me having my births abroad but that I don’t have enough ties which is why she is refusing my son’s visa. That he rides on me to be eligible and I am not eligible (irony of life, considering I still have a valid visa). In all fairness, she looked sympathetic and took her time to update all my payment records on the system, Which she told me she had done.

She said that I can always reapply for my son but to wait for 6months and that was that.

Truth is that I kept an open mind about the interview. I think[b] the VOs have a mandate to deny as many visas as possible[/b]. So many people I met had the same outcome and even people that have gone for interviews in recent time.




the VOs have a mandate to deny as many nigerians visas as possible.this fact the usa embassy will try to hide but it the raw truth for now!!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Vgil100: 12:23am On Dec 02
Thanks Sis.God bless you!


mercifull:
Hello everyone,
For those that are still in the US with their newborn LO. Congratulations. This information is for you.
After you apply for visa on arrival for your child, you have to go to Nigeria immigration service portal and pay online for the VOA.Cash payment is no longer accepted. You have to generate an application ID and a reference number which you can then use for online payment and then print your receipt. You pay with a US bank card.
When you get to Nigeria, you will have to present your VOA approval letter, evidence of payment and LO passport.
If you don't pay online before u get to the airport in Nigeria, then you have to go to a cyber cafe in the airport and generate the reference no for 5k or use your phone if u have data. Then pray that your card payments should not be declined, else they will hold your LO passport and u have to go back to the airport another day to make payment and collect the passport.
The portal is portal.immigration.gov.ng
Then go to visa on arrival and fill your LO name as applicant.
Please kindly ask your questions on the forum if you have any. Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Sparkle1515: 11:25am On Dec 02
The truth is they are not giving visas for now
I don’t care what anyone says
The bills,discount issue is just one of the many ways they wanna deny people visas
Majority that I have met recently have been denied,they don’t even know about nairaland..I direct them to nairaland for more info
If only my people would understand that this USA is not a do or die
Stop giving them your money
Some people apply back to back
Na real wa

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 1:56pm On Dec 02
it used to be possible for someone in Nigeria to pay for you. has that option been taken out too.

and i wonder why it has to be a US bank card. they should show our naija banks some love na

mercifull:
Hello everyone,
For those that are still in the US with their newborn LO. Congratulations. This information is for you.
After you apply for visa on arrival for your child, you have to go to Nigeria immigration service portal and pay online for the VOA.Cash payment is no longer accepted. You have to generate an application ID and a reference number which you can then use for online payment and then print your receipt. You pay with a US bank card.
When you get to Nigeria, you will have to present your VOA approval letter, evidence of payment and LO passport.
If you don't pay online before u get to the airport in Nigeria, then you have to go to a cyber cafe in the airport and generate the reference no for 5k or use your phone if u have data. Then pray that your card payments should not be declined, else they will hold your LO passport and u have to go back to the airport another day to make payment and collect the passport.
The portal is portal.immigration.gov.ng
Then go to visa on arrival and fill your LO name as applicant.
Please kindly ask your questions on the forum if you have any. Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mercifull(f): 4:02pm On Dec 02
babestell:
it used to be possible for someone in Nigeria to pay for you. has that option been taken out too.

and i wonder why it has to be a US bank card. they should show our naija banks some love na

I don't know if someone in Nigeria can pay for u. I only know someone in Nigeria can apply for the VoA approval for someone in the USA with the supporting documents.
I guess it is because they assume you are paying from there .

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by lynniebabes(f): 5:18pm On Dec 02
Good evening all. Called Methodist was told the hospital bill is 12k please who knows a doctor in Methodist? I need a number, my interview is on Thursday. I need to get everything together before Thursday. thanks will be waiting for referrals
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by KaraDanvers(f): 9:26pm On Dec 02
Good day all. Please I am having a bit of a challenge with the Visa on Arrival letter.

1. Should I fill the letter, scan and upload it to my email?
2. Is it necessary to include hubby's international passport biodata page as well as mine?

Thanks a lot for all your help.

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