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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Bigsteveg(m): 11:32am On Jan 09
nnetayo:
So I thought today would be the day I'd come here to finally share my story as a beneficiary of this thread for such a long time, but alas it was not to be sad
But I've decided to share this story still *long post alert*

I had my first visa appointment in September to go and have my 2ND baby in the US (I had my first over 6 yrs ago in the UK. The pregnancy was high risk and I needed to get out ASAP at the time and since I had a valid British visa, I decided to go to the UK immediately. I had my baby, paid all my bills and been back in the UK many times since then)
We had planned to travel to the US this Christmas for vacation but 10 days after we submitted our application(tourism), I found out I was pregnant (after over 6 years) so we decided that since our interview was about a month away, we would do the needful and let the consular officer know of our intention.

I wanted to have the baby in Houston since I have a lot of family there so I swung into action and started to do my research. Because my pregnancy is high risk (yet again) it was difficult to get a doctor that would accept me but with the help of the zocdoc app, I eventually found one and established correspondence. Fast forward to our interview in September, I was upfront with the consular officer and told him that even though I had initially planned to go on Xmas vacation, I now intend to go and have the baby in US. He said, even though he was aware the baby would arrive next year, he would like for us to reflect more money in our accounts and reapply.He denied us bases on that so
we took his advise and left.

Fast forward to today, we had our interview this morning. Please see transcript below:

VO: Good morning, passports please
DH and I: Good Morning (hands over passports, we were also with our son who was tired from the long queue)
He then took his time to go through the computer (please note that in the new DS160 form, I chose B2 for myself and B1/B2 for DH and son. We also mentioned our conversation with the last consular officer, mentioned that we had our son in the UK, had investments we would be liquidating to demonstrate our financial capacity)
VO: Why have you applied to go the US today ma'am
Me: I'm currently pregnant and would be travelling to have my baby
VO: Where do you work and what do you do for them
Me: I work with xxxx bank and I'm responsible for this, this, this and that across the group and our subsidiaries
He asks DH the same question and he answers
VO: How long have you worked for this organisation
DH: 11 years
VO: Have you travelled out of the country before
Me: Yes. Schooled in the UK, Been to Germany as well
DH: UK and US
VO: Any correspondence from the doctor, budget sheet and statements?
Me: I hand them over and tell him to read from bottom up (the correspondence shows where the doctor is willing to accept me as a high risk patient, our willingness to pay some money upfront and the doctor's response to only receive payment after I've gotten my visa)
VO: Looks through the letter and all the statements. (Our budget was over 5m. Hubby's savings had over 6m, dorm account over $2, 500, I had close to 2m in investment with a letter to the embassy notifying that I had access to the money within 48 hours of notice and Hubby had treasily bill statement indicating over 10m)
VO: Starts typing for a really long time and gives us the blue paper with "I'm sorry you do not qualify for a visa at this time"

I've been so devastated as I had rehearsed over and over again how I was going to share my success story here. I was planning to travel 2nd week in February. Hubby thinks we should try again, this time just me and then himself and my son can apply afterwards.
I'm honestly confused. Don't know if I'd get a date ASAP. I've made a resolve to just have the baby here, but my family thinks I should try again.
Your story is heartbreaking, but did the VO indicate why he/she denied you and you family?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Kween2014: 12:43pm On Jan 09
Hello everyone, please i need help on my baby's visa on arrival. I have sent multiple emails to them with no response. I have also called severally and they keep telling me to call back and we are due to leave in 2 days. I urgently need an intervention. Mr Ozymes or anyone who can help pls?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Tiyanya: 5:24pm On Jan 09
I really do hope they are not turning people back at POE wth these incessant refusals at the embassy...May God help us all.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mandydaisy: 5:27pm On Jan 09
Grubsk:


I got delta air direct flight to jfk for feb for 298k return ticket don’t know if they are still doing the promo. Please check

Ok, thanks much!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Chanbaby: 5:30pm On Jan 09
Thanks to everyone that commented on my notary question. dh has done it successfully and sent no money paid at the Embassy. Sent via FedEx they charge 17500. said i will receive on Monday.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Chanbaby: 5:36pm On Jan 09
Pls gurus in the house pls what kind i do in this situation.
I travelled with my son that is less than 2yrs old. We tot dh would be able to do dropbox easily to join us but he was asked to schedule follow up appointment. Now I have to travel with 2 infant. Pls how do I go about adding my newborn's ticket since its only one infant to an adult on Emirates. Pls forget about the stress I have made up my mind on that . it the ticket aspect I'm concern about.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Peachlane: 6:05pm On Jan 09
Good day house. Please has anyone used doctoresparatis correspondence lately for visa interview
ThAnks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Leez29: 7:25pm On Jan 09
Yes I used Doctores para ti letter...

Peachlane:
Good day house. Please has anyone used doctoresparatis correspondence lately for visa interview
ThAnks

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by baddo: 12:34am On Jan 10
Chanbaby:
Pls gurus in the house pls what kind i do in this situation.
I travelled with my son that is less than 2yrs old. We tot dh would be able to do dropbox easily to join us but he was asked to schedule follow up appointment. Now I have to travel with 2 infant. Pls how do I go about adding my newborn's ticket since its only one infant to an adult on Emirates. Pls forget about the stress I have made up my mind on that . it the ticket aspect I'm concern about.

You will not be able to add a second infant.

You need another adult to add your infants ticket to. Hopefully at the airport you are able to see someone you can plead with to help you with this.

Or look for someone traveling to Nigeria and pay his or her flight ticket to help you with this.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Leomichael: 6:36am On Jan 10
Chanbaby:
Pls gurus in the house pls what kind i do in this situation.
I travelled with my son that is less than 2yrs old. We tot dh would be able to do dropbox easily to join us but he was asked to schedule follow up appointment. Now I have to travel with 2 infant. Pls how do I go about adding my newborn's ticket since its only one infant to an adult on Emirates. Pls forget about the stress I have made up my mind on that . it the ticket aspect I'm concern about.

Just call the airline reservation or the agent u used.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by teehey: 7:20am On Jan 10
Kween2014:
Hello everyone, please i need help on my baby's visa on arrival. I have sent multiple emails to them with no response. I have also called severally and they keep telling me to call back and we are due to leave in 2 days. I urgently need an intervention. Mr Ozymes or anyone who can help pls?

Hello, Please. i want to apply for Visa on arrival for my baby too. please, can you give me the email address and the format of the letter.
Have you got any response from them yet.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Obylo1: 8:51am On Jan 10
I was at the embassy yesterday for my interview 2nd one, had one in December and was denied which I suspected was based on the cheap bills thing they claim though the bills I gave them for hospital I intended to use was about $10k. I went prepared this time with a bill of about $15k and just wen the VO asked my bill, I mentioned it's abt 15k dollars. He looked at me and asked if I had the quotes, I brought out the document . He went through it pointing the hospital bill is $9k and for complications, i told him we are preparing for tje worst scenario considering my past experience. Doctor's fee is 3k and quotes for paed , lab, neonatal was scattered here and there and if added up actually sums up to that. It was quite a long session. He asked for bank statement, I presented hubby statement (sponsor) a statement of 7mil there about. He typed on the system for sometime and then slipped the blue paper to me with inaudible words. I asked why I am being denied, he said he can't really say more. I requested to know if he needed to view more document as we have even made a part payment and I have been scheduled for appointment in February but he declined. I told him that i really don't want to take chances with this pregnancy hence my travel after trying for so long with several failures after my first child who is 6years now. He said he is sorry but i can try another country. Frankly, not a single soul was offered d white slip before I got interviewed ystday. It was like they planned it ahead, students were denied after talking and explaining heaven and Earth, even the elderly, I watched an old woman being denied who was to travel to help her daughter that had a baby and a whole lot of others. Was hopeful that mine will be different especially when I had positive n valid documents to support everything he asked for, even travel experience but At Las, I was still not granted d visa. It's now so late I don't know if I can still get d Canadian visa before I become unfit for travel as I was meant to travel latest 1st week of February as am due first wk of March. Those wit Canadian visa, would u encourage me to still try or just chill and have my baby here. Am so worked up...�

oteendscount trick by usa embassy in nigeria to refuse visa na new things ..comment?[/quote]
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Boomie30: 9:35am On Jan 10
hello Chanbaby, i think you should be able to buy a seat for your older child even though less than 2years old. i think it's the lap ticket that cannot be attached to 1person being 2 infants. i hope this is correct anyway.

Chanbaby:
Pls gurus in the house pls what kind i do in this situation.
I travelled with my son that is less than 2yrs old. We tot dh would be able to do dropbox easily to join us but he was asked to schedule follow up appointment. Now I have to travel with 2 infant. Pls how do I go about adding my newborn's ticket since its only one infant to an adult on Emirates. Pls forget about the stress I have made up my mind on that . it the ticket aspect I'm concern about.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Phakabir06: 10:05am On Jan 10
Obylo1:
I was at the embassy yesterday for my interview 2nd one, had one in December and was denied which I suspected was based on the cheap bills thing they claim though the bills I gave them for hospital I intended to use was about $10k. I went prepared this time with a bill of about $15k and just wen the VO asked my bill, I mentioned it's abt 15k dollars. He looked at me and asked if I had the quotes, I brought out the document . He went through it pointing the hospital bill is $9k and for complications, i told him we are preparing for tje worst scenario considering my past experience. Doctor's fee is 3k and quotes for paed , lab, neonatal was scattered here and there and if added up actually sums up to that. It was quite a long session. He asked for bank statement, I presented hubby statement (sponsor) a statement of 7mil there about. He typed on the system for sometime and then slipped the blue paper to me with inaudible words. I asked why I am being denied, he said he can't really say more. I requested to know if he needed to view more document as we have even made a part payment and I have been scheduled for appointment in February but he declined. I told him that i really don't want to take chances with this pregnancy hence my travel after trying for so long with several failures after my first child who is 6years now. He said he is sorry but i can try another country. Frankly, not a single soul was offered d white slip before I got interviewed ystday. It was like they planned it ahead, students were denied after talking and explaining heaven and Earth, even the elderly, I watched an old woman being denied who was to travel to help her daughter that had a baby and a whole lot of others. Was hopeful that mine will be different especially when I had positive n valid documents to support everything he asked for, even travel experience but At Las, I was still not granted d visa. It's now so late I don't know if I can still get d Canadian visa before I become unfit for travel as I was meant to travel latest 1st week of February as am due first wk of March. Those wit Canadian visa, would u encourage me to still try or just chill and have my baby here. Am so worked up...�

oteendscount trick by usa embassy in nigeria to refuse visa na new things ..comment?
. What's your total budget for the trip and where was the interview taken place. Lagos or Abuja. You can still try Canada but I doubt it if you can still meet up
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozymes: 10:39am On Jan 10
Hello, have you sorted it now? If not, please pm me. Gracias!
Kween2014:
Hello everyone, please i need help on my baby's visa on arrival. I have sent multiple emails to them with no response. I have also called severally and they keep telling me to call back and we are due to leave in 2 days. I urgently need an intervention. Mr Ozymes or anyone who can help pls?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozymes: 10:43am On Jan 10
When was this please?
Leez29:
Yes I used Doctores para ti letter...

Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by OmoBendel24: 11:34am On Jan 10
Obylo1:
I was at the embassy yesterday for my interview 2nd one, had one in December and was denied which I suspected was based on the cheap bills thing they claim though the bills I gave them for hospital I intended to use was about $10k. I went prepared this time with a bill of about $15k and just wen the VO asked my bill, I mentioned it's abt 15k dollars. He looked at me and asked if I had the quotes, I brought out the document . He went through it pointing the hospital bill is $9k and for complications, i told him we are preparing for tje worst scenario considering my past experience. Doctor's fee is 3k and quotes for paed , lab, neonatal was scattered here and there and if added up actually sums up to that. It was quite a long session. He asked for bank statement, I presented hubby statement (sponsor) a statement of 7mil there about. He typed on the system for sometime and then slipped the blue paper to me with inaudible words. I asked why I am being denied, he said he can't really say more.... It's now so late I don't know if I can still get d Canadian visa before I become unfit for travel as I was meant to travel latest 1st week of February as am due first wk of March. Those wit Canadian visa, would u encourage me to still try or just chill and have my baby here. Am so worked up...�


As long as finances are not the challenge here I will advice you give Canada a try, go the paper route, have an open mind. Some airlines will carry you ALMOST any time as long as your Doc certifies you fit to fly, worry about your Doc....

Meanwhile, be preparing for birthing in Nigeria as a serious back up please. All the best!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by tomitona: 11:55am On Jan 10
Hello, contrary to the information provided. You can add your 2nd infant to your ticket, you will be required to pay for his seat separately, not lap as you already have one infant already. Please call the airline.
baddo:


You will not be able to add a second infant.

You need another adult to add your infants ticket to. Hopefully at the airport you are able to see someone you can plead with to help you with this.

Or look for someone traveling to Nigeria and pay his or her flight ticket to help you with this.

Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by tomitona: 11:56am On Jan 10
You can add your 2nd infant to your ticket, you will be required to pay for his seat separately, not lap as you already have one infant already. Please call the airline or your agent.
Chanbaby:
Pls gurus in the house pls what kind i do in this situation.
I travelled with my son that is less than 2yrs old. We tot dh would be able to do dropbox easily to join us but he was asked to schedule follow up appointment. Now I have to travel with 2 infant. Pls how do I go about adding my newborn's ticket since its only one infant to an adult on Emirates. Pls forget about the stress I have made up my mind on that . it the ticket aspect I'm concern about.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Obylo1: 4:25pm On Jan 10
Tnx @ Omobendel24. Are u speaking from experience that doing paper application would be faster. Someone said she did online n got her visa in two weeks while I also hear it can take up to a month. Which is faster pls those who have tried before? I am keeping an open mind about it that worse case I have my baby here and travel next time if the visa comes in but late.

OmoBendel24:


As long as finances are not the challenge here I will advice you give Canada a try, go the paper route, have an open mind. Some airlines will carry you ALMOST any time as long as your Doc certifies you fit to fly, worry about your Doc....

Meanwhile, be preparing for birthing in Nigeria as a serious back up please. All the best!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by OmoBendel24: 5:56pm On Jan 10
Obylo1:
Tnx @ Omobendel24. Are u speaking from experience that doing paper application would be faster. Someone said she did online n got her visa in two weeks while I also hear it can take up to a month. Which is faster pls those who have tried before? I am keeping an open mind about it that worse case I have my baby here and travel next time if the visa comes in but late.


It actually can take as little as 4 days and as much as even 7 months (I’ve seen both situations). Abuja paper route is faster. Work load generally is even reduced for them in their various offices worldwide at the moment it seems but let’s not in any way get carried away, different yardsticks so to speak applies to the different applications.

Online route has an hurdle that may be discomforting/delaying, i.e you have to send your passport in to them after the online approval, that journey in itself could take between a week and a month. CAN+ would have been your best option if you had a valid US visa, it’s almost comparable to the US Dropbox system, your application will be expedited and a few protocols jumped....

We can have further discussions on the “Canada Visit” thread sha, just in case.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Beautyaddy: 6:17pm On Jan 10
Obylo1:
I was at the embassy yesterday for my interview 2nd one, had one in December and was denied which I suspected was based on the cheap bills thing they claim though the bills I gave them for hospital I intended to use was about $10k. I went prepared this time with a bill of about $15k and just wen the VO asked my bill, I mentioned it's abt 15k dollars. He looked at me and asked if I had the quotes, I brought out the document . He went through it pointing the hospital bill is $9k and for complications, i told him we are preparing for tje worst scenario considering my past experience. Doctor's fee is 3k and quotes for paed , lab, neonatal was scattered here and there and if added up actually sums up to that. It was quite a long session. He asked for bank statement, I presented hubby statement (sponsor) a statement of 7mil there about. He typed on the system for sometime and then slipped the blue paper to me with inaudible words. I asked why I am being denied, he said he can't really say more. I requested to know if he needed to view more document as we have even made a part payment and I have been scheduled for appointment in February but he declined. I told him that i really don't want to take chances with this pregnancy hence my travel after trying for so long with several failures after my first child who is 6years now. He said he is sorry but i can try another country. Frankly, not a single soul was offered d white slip before I got interviewed ystday. It was like they planned it ahead, students were denied after talking and explaining heaven and Earth, even the elderly, I watched an old woman being denied who was to travel to help her daughter that had a baby and a whole lot of others. Was hopeful that mine will be different especially when I had positive n valid documents to support everything he asked for, even travel experience but At Las, I was still not granted d visa. It's now so late I don't know if I can still get d Canadian visa before I become unfit for travel as I was meant to travel latest 1st week of February as am due first wk of March. Those wit Canadian visa, would u encourage me to still try or just chill and have my baby here. Am so worked up...�

oteendscount trick by usa embassy in nigeria to refuse visa na new things ..comment?

Unfortunate about the denial...however, the visa officer suggested you try another country. Good idea.

All those other people you saw being denied may also want to apply to other countries too.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Leez29: 6:21pm On Jan 10
Used it for my interview last month December 18th ,2018

ozymes:
When was this please?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mizGene(f): 7:09pm On Jan 10
OmoBendel24:


It actually can take as little as 4 days and as much as even 7 months (I’ve seen both situations). Abuja paper route is faster. Work load generally is even reduced for them in their various offices worldwide at the moment it seems but let’s not in any way get carried away, different yardsticks so to speak applies to the different applications.

Online route has an hurdle that may be discomforting/delaying, i.e you have to send your passport in to them after the online approval, that journey in itself could take between a week and a month. CAN+ would have been your best option if you had a valid US visa, it’s almost comparable to the US Dropbox system, your application will be expedited and a few protocols jumped....

We can have further discussions on the “Canada Visit” thread sha, just in case.

What is CAN+ ?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Akorkor(f): 8:07pm On Jan 10
Hmmm!!! So with the way these VO are denying visa up and down, which one do you advise someone to choose when renewing visa now.

I chose B1/B2 before of which I declare intention during interview then and I was granted , will you advise to choose B2 only for childbirth now ?
Please I need answer and I am sure this would help a lot of people on this thread too
Omobendel24, justwise(you don’t kuku answer) but I go still copy you.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Love93: 8:31pm On Jan 10
Please, was it this January you sent the Letter of intent to the embassy?




Grubsk:
Hello everyone,

I really need your help; I have a B1/B2 valid visa which I have use before; am due to travel in February and I sent an email to the embassy informing them that I would be traveling to have my baby and I got the below response from them less than an hour ago. Please I need advise on how to book a second appointment and what to expect. Thanks

“Thank you for your inquiry.

Our records indicate that you applied for a different purpose of travel during your recent interview and/or DS-160 form submission. As your purpose of travel has now changed significantly to include medical treatment in the United States, you will need to return to the Consulate for a second interview. Please note that your visa is not valid for travel at this time.

For your second interview, you should bring all available information related to your planned medical treatment including correspondence with your doctor, the estimated cost of the procedure(s), any receipts showing prepayment for care, and evidence that you have the ability to pay for all costs while in the United States up to and including living expenses for yourself and any dependents. If the purpose of your travel is childbirth, you should also include a detailed birth plan.

If you have received any kind of medical treatment in the United States on previous visits, you will also need to bring evidence of payment of all fees and charges incurred to the interview. You should note any discounts or price adjustments received and indicate the source of these adjustments if known.



Regards,

Lagos Consular Section Chief

Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Beautyaddy: 8:32pm On Jan 10
Akorkor:
Hmmm!!! So with the way these VO are denying visa up and down, which one do you advise someone to choose when renewing visa now.

I chose B1/B2 before of which I declare intention during interview then and I was granted , will you advise to choose B2 only for childbirth now ?
Please I need answer and I am sure this would help a lot of people on this thread too
Omobendel24, justwise(you don’t kuku answer) but I go still copy you.

At least you declared your intention using it for birthing.

Some women will not declare that they might end up using the B1/B2 visa for birthing.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 8:57pm On Jan 10
Akorkor:
Hmmm!!! So with the way these VO are denying visa up and down, which one do you advise someone to choose when renewing visa now.

I chose B1/B2 before of which I declare intention during interview then and I was granted , will you advise to choose B2 only for childbirth now ?
Please I need answer and I am sure this would help a lot of people on this thread too
Omobendel24, justwise(you don’t kuku answer) but I go still copy you.

You did the right thing so need to choose B2
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Akorkor(f): 9:00pm On Jan 10
justwise:


You did the right thing so need to choose B2

Need to or no need to choose B2 when renew? I should stick to the previous B2/B1? Kindly clarify. Thanks in advance.

Justwise replied me!! This year go be good o grin
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Grubsk: 9:11pm On Jan 10
Love93:
Please, was it this January you sent the Letter of intent to the embassy?





1st week of December and I sent reminder twice finally got a response last week Wednesday. They ask me to come in on or before the 22nd of January
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 9:14pm On Jan 10
Akorkor:


Need to or no need to choose B2 when renew? I should stick to the previous B2/B1? Kindly clarify. Thanks in advance.

Justwise replied me!! This year go be good o grin

That one.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Akorkor(f): 9:19pm On Jan 10
justwise:


That one.

Thank you. Really appreciate your response.

I am sure others should learn from these question I asked that is if they declare their intention during their first Visa.

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