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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by aye88: 8:43am On Mar 03
MamaOO:

Tiri Gbosa for you madam! Well done. More grease to your elbow. You’re 4 months pregnant, you said you’re staying for a couple weeks, visiting a friend. I hope you Sha know that all your answers are the POE will be visible to the next visa officer that interviews you when you try and renew that visa. Safe delivery.


You people should let her be abeg. Whether she answers truthfully or otherwise, renewing the visa in this era would still be difficult.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by MamaOO: 11:35am On Mar 03
aye88:



You people should let her be abeg. Whether she answers truthfully or otherwise, renewing the visa in this era would still be difficult.
Did I hold her? You see me holding on to her shirt? undecided lipsrsealed

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 12:16pm On Mar 03
Please don’t be negative. If you believe it would be difficult for you then it will be. I believe in God’s favor. My friend just got her visa renewed same with no issues.
MamaOO:

Did I hold her? You see me holding on to her shirt? undecided lipsrsealed

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by MamaOO: 1:34pm On Mar 03
Please don’t be negative. If you believe it would be difficult for you then it will be. I believe in God’s favor. My friend just got her visa renewed same with no issues.
Why are you triggered by my comment? cheesy cheesy What were you expecting? A pat on the back? Okay o. Visa renewal won’t be difficult for me cos I didn’t blatantly lie about my intent. But carry on. Loool.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 4:29pm On Mar 03
So una still dey fight about honesty,dishonesty, cheesy cheesy
At this point una no suppose know say “do whatever works for you”
Advise no dey work again..
Make everybody help his or herself by themselves ooo cheesy

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 4:42pm On Mar 03
Please don’t be negative. If you believe it would be difficult for you then it will be. I believe in God’s favor. My friend just got her visa renewed same with no issues.

Which God? You intentionally lied through your back teeth and now talking about God and favour.

Smh

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by aye88: 7:21pm On Mar 03
Demicoker:
So una still dey fight about honesty,dishonesty, cheesy cheesy
At this point una no suppose know say “do whatever works for you”
Advise no dey work again..
Make everybody help his or herself by themselves ooo cheesy


Abi o. Everyone here is an adult. And i don't blame that Lady. I have never lied about my giving birth intentions at poe. But if i were in tha lady shoes, landing at the point of entry on the day the Visa ban took effect, i honeslty doubt if i would have the courage.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Abuleoshi: 7:51pm On Mar 03
I’ve been a lurker for a long time and been following this page
I have read the holier than thou replies and I am not surprised one bit.
People are talking of visa renewal blah blah like you told them you plan to renew your American visa after child birth or you are scared of a Visa denial?
Nairaland saints fail to understand that priorities differ. Your priority was/is birthing in America for a "better future and more opportunities" for you child.
For those talking of visa renewal, someone was denied American Visa severally when he was living in Nigeria. The guy moved to Canada with express entry in 2014. He got his Canadian Citizenship this year, with his Canadian passport, he can travel to same America without a visa. So make una calm down, life does not end with not being able to renew your American visa. As I always say on this thread, there are lots of places to visit for vacation and shopping if America no gree give you visa!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by cinammon(f): 10:49am On Mar 04
cinammon:
I finally had my 221g interview on the 30th of April. I was denied.
I had applied for renewal via Dropbox on the 25th of February 2019, got my passport back on the 25th of March 2019. I started the search for dates and finally got 30th April. I would have been 36+ weeks at that date but I had no other choice than to wait.
As God will have it my water broke on the 27th of April and baby came within minutes.

I still thought to go for the interview and so on the 30th I did. Transcript below:

VO: Hello, Passport please
Me: Hi (hands over passport)
VO: why do you want to go to the US?
Me: Z had initially planned to go have my baby but she came early, so now I’d just love to go on vacation sometime in the summer.
VO: are you married?
Me: yes
VO: how many kids do you have?
Me: 2 babies now (smiling)
VO: (straight faced all this while, not even one eye contact) when did you get married?
Me: 2 years ago *mentions date*
VO: what’s your husband’s date of birth
Me: *mentions date of birth*
VO: what does he do?
Me: He works at bla bla
VO: how long do you intend spending in the IS
Me: 6 weeks ( that’s what I had on my ds160)
VO: you had one of your babies in the US?
Me: yes
VO: what do you do?
Me: I work at bla bla
VO: what’s your husband’s travel history
Me: UK, US, China, Spain, Italy, South Africa (went blank cos I lost count, then I told her there are a couple others- I have lost count)
VO: nods, how about you?
Me: US, Spain, Italy, SA, Greece. (At this point I was beginning to loose interest, she was typing for long inbtw questions, not even one eye contact, my mind had drifted to my new born at home already lol)
VO: please confirm your husband’s date of birth again?
Me: *mentions*
VO: sorry at this point you do not qualify for the visa, u are welcome to reapply at any other time and possibly the VO reviewing your application might be convinced otherwise.
Me: thank you (nods in agreement, collects yellow paper)
At this point she looks up for the 1st time, suddenly raises eyebrow and goes soft with a smile.
Me: *takes my leave*

Note: I was never asked for my itemized bills, I had paid in full, no discounts and I used an expensive hospital in Maryland.
My husband was refused a UK visa for a business travel and I am assuming that I might’ve been denied the US visa based on that too, going with how she kept on questioning me about my husband like she was trying to confirm he was actually the one.

Anyways for now I am fully occupied and focused on baby. I will reapply sometime in future, we will probably apply again for a UK visa before we try the US again.
Thanks guys, this platform is a gold mine.

Guyssss I went for my interview today and I got my visa!!!!!!! I will post transcripts in 3 days time grin

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by MumJ2: 12:36pm On Mar 04
cinammon:


Guyssss I went for my interview today and I got my visa!!!!!!! I will post transcripts in 3 days time grin

Congrats Sis. Happy for you!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by dere5: 5:53pm On Mar 04
cinammon:


Guyssss I went for my interview today and I got my visa!!!!!!! I will post transcripts in 3 days time grin

Congrats, quite encouraging. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by fehinebony(f): 11:47am On Mar 06
customised87:
Hello house, has anyone recently done US passport renewal for their child or children?

Kindly share how you went about it and how much it cost. Thank you

@customized87 please any luck with finding out the procedure for the us passport renewal?

I also want to renew my child's passport too
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 3:39pm On Mar 06
Reine22:
This is an advert. Same cadence and details as the last St Marys post.


Yes you are right, did not notice that initially.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by cinammon(f): 1:17pm On Mar 07
cinammon:


Guyssss I went for my interview today and I got my visa!!!!!!! I will post transcripts in 3 days time grin
So here is my transcript***
My interview was scheduled for 8am Wednesday morning, I went with my Husband and baby. We got there and went through the queues and finally got to the waiting point to be assigned to a VO. The number of colored papers that were already flying around that early was discouraging but hubs stayed positive. We finally got to the front of the VO and the convo below was how it went:
VO: passports please
Me: hands over 3 passports
VO: scans our passports and takes quite some time reading on his screen (going through our applications I guess).
At this point I was starting to get nervous especially since I had been denied before but my husband stayed confident all through.
VO: where are you going to?
Hubs: Maryland to Visit my sister and holiday with the family.
VO: how long will you be spending?
Hubs: 4weeks, we plan to leave Nigeria on the ** of July.
VO: *quiet* scrolls again for sometime, looks up, goes back to his screen.
All this time I just tried to stay calm, not like I had a choice lol.
VO: what do you do for work?
Hubs: I am the head of ****** at *******, (goes further to explain what his role entailed) and my wife is an *****, she works with ******* (goes further to explain my role)
VO: how much do you earn monthly?
Hubs: I earn *******(7 figures) and my wife earns ****** (6 figures) monthly.
VO: you had your first baby in the US?
Hubs: yes
VO: do you have your receipts?
Hubs: yes (hands over hospital, pediatrician and doctor’s receipts)
Hubs: we made full payment through insurance (hands over insurance card)
My husband’s HMO is CIGNA, provided by his employer.
VO: (goes through all the papers) was there any out of pocket payment?
Hubs: No, it was fully paid for by insurance.
VO: how old is your baby? (Looking towards my baby in hand)
Hubs: she is 10 months old, she was born on the 27th of April
VO: (goes back to his screen and scrolls through again)
in my last interview I had mentioned that I applied for the visa to go have my baby but my baby came early before my appointment date and my appointment was on the 30th of April, so I guess he was trying to count back to see if my story at the time was true.
I also believe that the VO who denied me before was not convinced that I had given birth then seeing my tummy was still big lol. She must have thought that I was still pregnant and was trying to evade defending financial capability for child birth.
VO: do you plan to incure any medical expenses on this trip?
Both of us: NO
VO: have you been to China before?
Hubs: yes I was in China twice last year.
VO: when?
Hubs: err I may have to check my passport, I can’t remember exactly but it was in August. I spoke up saying it was April and June and my husband and I went back and forth a bit lol.
VO: let me just. Check your passport.
(Checks and looks back up) she was correct.
Hubs: (smiles) she knows these things better than I do I have to admit.
VO: (smiles) Ok, everything looks good so I will be issuing your visas. Please pick up in 3 business days (hands us the white paper) you can go and make payment to the cashier.
The excitement was not of this world lol nobody likes being rejected.
*just to add* my husband is a frequent traveler and has been to the US multiple times, he did his MBA in the US too. Even though we were not asked for travel history.
Then again Hubs answered questions in full and confidently that even I myself was amused. He handled it like it was nothing.
If I want to really put a pin on what worked, because the VO really took the little time he had to drill through our application, it would be that my husband’s profile was strong.
Then again there were many people there who from their interview had strong profiles too but got denied maybe they were not convincing enough?! I cannot really say. For mums who have had babies in the US, always make sure you have your receipts.
There was a family who was denied, their son had a US passport and was 8years old but they did not have medical receipts. They were denied.
please try to also answer questions fully, don’t just drop one word answers. Ensure your answers align with what you have filled in your application, you can always save out a copy of your application and go through it before your interview. Pray for Favour too.
Good luck.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by customised87: 10:51am On Mar 08
fehinebony:


@customized87 please any luck with finding out the procedure for the us passport renewal?

I also want to renew my child's passport too



Somebody gave me an insight.

We are to fill the form online (Google it)

Print it out after filling and take to the appointment

Book appointment

Take 115 $ to the appointment

Carry pictures that show the child's transition from birth till this moment

Both parents must be present at the appointment with their valid ID cards (Int'l passport preferably)

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by fehinebony(f): 1:24pm On Mar 08
customised87:




Somebody gave me an insight.

We are to fill the form online (Google it)

Print it out after filling and take to the appointment

Book appointment

Take 115 $ to the appointment

Carry pictures that show the child's transition from birth till this moment

Both parents must be present at the appointment with their valid ID cards (Int'l passport preferably)

Thanks so much for your response.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by AfonjaBoston: 9:58am On Mar 09
This thread is on page 5 na wa ooo
Make i move am back to 1 cheesy grin
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 1:42pm On Mar 10
Thank you for sharing.

Safe trip
cinammon:

So here is my transcript***
My interview was scheduled for 8am Wednesday morning, I went with my Husband and baby. We got there and went through the queues and finally got to the waiting point to be assigned to a VO. The number of colored papers that were already flying around that early was discouraging but hubs stayed positive. We finally got to the front of the VO and the convo below was how it went:
VO: passports please
Me: hands over 3 passports
VO: scans our passports and takes quite some time reading on his screen (going through our applications I guess).
At this point I was starting to get nervous especially since I had been denied before but my husband stayed confident all through.
VO: where are you going to?
Hubs: Maryland to Visit my sister and holiday with the family.
VO: how long will you be spending?
Hubs: 4weeks, we plan to leave Nigeria on the ** of July.
VO: *quiet* scrolls again for sometime, looks up, goes back to his screen.
All this time I just tried to stay calm, not like I had a choice lol.
VO: what do you do for work?
Hubs: I am the head of ****** at *******, (goes further to explain what his role entailed) and my wife is an *****, she works with ******* (goes further to explain my role)
VO: how much do you earn monthly?
Hubs: I earn *******(7 figures) and my wife earns ****** (6 figures) monthly.
VO: you had your first baby in the US?
Hubs: yes
VO: do you have your receipts?
Hubs: yes (hands over hospital, pediatrician and doctor’s receipts)
Hubs: we made full payment through insurance (hands over insurance card)
My husband’s HMO is CIGNA, provided by his employer.
VO: (goes through all the papers) was there any out of pocket payment?
Hubs: No, it was fully paid for by insurance.
VO: how old is your baby? (Looking towards my baby in hand)
Hubs: she is 10 months old, she was born on the 27th of April
VO: (goes back to his screen and scrolls through again)
in my last interview I had mentioned that I applied for the visa to go have my baby but my baby came early before my appointment date and my appointment was on the 30th of April, so I guess he was trying to count back to see if my story at the time was true.
I also believe that the VO who denied me before was not convinced that I had given birth then seeing my tummy was still big lol. She must have thought that I was still pregnant and was trying to evade defending financial capability for child birth.
VO: do you plan to incure any medical expenses on this trip?
Both of us: NO
VO: have you been to China before?
Hubs: yes I was in China twice last year.
VO: when?
Hubs: err I may have to check my passport, I can’t remember exactly but it was in August. I spoke up saying it was April and June and my husband and I went back and forth a bit lol.
VO: let me just. Check your passport.
(Checks and looks back up) she was correct.
Hubs: (smiles) she knows these things better than I do I have to admit.
VO: (smiles) Ok, everything looks good so I will be issuing your visas. Please pick up in 3 business days (hands us the white paper) you can go and make payment to the cashier.
The excitement was not of this world lol nobody likes being rejected.
*just to add* my husband is a frequent traveler and has been to the US multiple times, he did his MBA in the US too. Even though we were not asked for travel history.
Then again Hubs answered questions in full and confidently that even I myself was amused. He handled it like it was nothing.
If I want to really put a pin on what worked, because the VO really took the little time he had to drill through our application, it would be that my husband’s profile was strong.
Then again there were many people there who from their interview had strong profiles too but got denied maybe they were not convincing enough?! I cannot really say. For mums who have had babies in the US, always make sure you have your receipts.
There was a family who was denied, their son had a US passport and was 8years old but they did not have medical receipts. They were denied.
please try to also answer questions fully, don’t just drop one word answers. Ensure your answers align with what you have filled in your application, you can always save out a copy of your application and go through it before your interview. Pray for Favour too.
Good luck.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by klawaaa: 5:38am On Mar 11
Express entry in 2014! Get your fact correctly before posting things here...
Abuleoshi:

I have read the holier than thou replies and I am not surprised one bit.
People are talking of visa renewal blah blah like you told them you plan to renew your American visa after child birth or you are scared of a Visa denial?
Nairaland saints fail to understand that priorities differ. Your priority was/is birthing in America for a "better future and more opportunities" for you child.
For those talking of visa renewal, someone was denied American Visa severally when he was living in Nigeria. The guy moved to Canada with express entry in 2014. He got his Canadian Citizenship this year, with his Canadian passport, he can travel to same America without a visa. So make una calm down, life does not end with not being able to renew your American visa. As I always say on this thread, there are lots of places to visit for vacation and shopping if America no gree give you visa!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Amother4life: 2:49am On Mar 12
Trump bans all travel from Europe beginning on 03/13/2020 excluding the UK and American citizens for 30 days.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by AfonjaBoston: 6:23am On Mar 12
Amother4life:
Trump bans all travel from Europe beginning on 03/13/2020 excluding the UK and American citizens for 30 days.

Kind of a dumb move by him.
People will stsrt rerouting their flights to continents not banned.
It wiukd have made sense if he banned Europeans living in Europe
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Abuleoshi: 10:56am On Mar 12
klawaaa:
Express entry in 2014! Get your fact correctly before posting things here...
Apologies. The person relocated to Canada in 2014. But it was not through EE...
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Amother4life: 12:49pm On Mar 12
AfonjaBoston:


Kind of a dumb move by him.
People will stsrt rerouting their flights to continents not banned.
It wiukd have made sense if he banned Europeans living in Europe
If you are not an American or British citizen no airline will accept you onboard so rerouting will never happen.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by NaijaCanadian28: 1:06pm On Mar 12
Abuleoshi:

Apologies. The person relocated to Canada in 2014. But it was not through EE...
I was about to say the same..express entry started in 2015.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mumsyfiyin: 3:54pm On Mar 12
Please can anyone recommend a good doctor for Shady grove hospital and Inova Alexandria in Virginia.( budget is $3k for doctor fees)

I will be staying with family in Frederick, Maryland
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by AfonjaBoston: 5:57pm On Mar 12
Amother4life:

If you are not an American or British citizen no airline will accept you onboard so rerouting will never happen.

Not true

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by dere5: 8:40am On Mar 18
What's happening here o? Not a single post in 4 days. Na wah o
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Gloriagee(f): 11:56am On Mar 18
No one wants to birth abroad now with the Corona ish ongoing. Have u checked flight ticket costs recently. Nobody is crazy bout travelling at the moment

dere5:
What's happening here o? Not a single post in 4 days. Na wah o

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