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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by pointednose: 3:03pm On Feb 15
Congrats

Please share your transcript
Rukydiva:
Hello Awesome people.

Just discovered this great thread and it has been most informative.
I was locked down in US last yr. Spent 5 months and returned via evacuation flight only because I didn't want to apply for an extension. This visa renewal pple get skoin sometimes

Anyways I also just got a B1/B2 this month. Went for interview end of Feb and I will just say a lot of things happen behind the scenes ( terms of getting interview dates).

Available dates last I checked was like October and thats so far away.

Neways any June/ July birth mamas Considering Maryland
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Rukydiva: 12:51pm On Feb 16
pointednose:


Congrats

Please share your transcript

After delaying us for about 2 hrs ( heard due to fire /security breech) not certain. I was able to sit though (military security officers let me, and the elderly). Others were asked to move towards carpark to wait.

We eventually went in

Officer: good afternoon
DH and I: Good Afternoon

Officer: passports please
Me: hands over ( hubbys had visa expiring in march but needed to increase chances based on stories heard even though we have been to US few times) I decided we applied together

Dialogue not working for me and don't remember exact words but was seriously praying he doesn't ask if I was preggy.

*****If he did, I will say Yes. If he asked if I wanted to have baby there, I will say most likely not. If he ask why, I will say I need family around me and they are based in Naija***** this was my plan though didnt want to lie so I prayed he dosent ask.

Newyas was BI/B2 and vacation is the reason.
He asked where we were going. We said Washington then vegas. ( hubs answered)

Asked what he does and where he works- hubbs responded (he's a finance person. officer then made a joke) .
Asked why hubs traveled more and without me, I chipped in "I wonder " hubs now explained some were official .lol he's been like 3 times more than me

Asked me what I do- said self employed, baker.
He asked staff strength, I said 3. Me being No 1 and smiled.

He says I was held back the last time that how did I get back. ( I used a bit of emotions here) and said it was very stressful, business was on lockdown, hubs was back home, my embassy wasn't forthcoming with info as regards the evacuation. That I was so glad I got one eventually at an extra cost of 1500 which I didn't mind --- officer then chips in saying " sure you were glad to be back. Hubby chips in that that was the most important.

He asked if we had kids, we said No and he gave the surprise look with smiles( note: been married for a while).

He then asked how my business is. I responded saying really slow and using hand gestures .

Then he says pick up your passports in a few days.


Other observations.... I was praying not to go to a particular Officer- he is white and skinny. His voice was kina loud and we a could hear convos btw pple. Only that you can't laugh cos you don't known how yours will be . Lol.

He had refused some but gave last 2 couples before us but the questioning nobi here( he spends time asking and asking).

Our interviewer was a chubby friendly guy. He spent some time with the elderly woman before us due to language barrier( he took her passport and gave mama the paper, mama say make im return her passport o) officer explained that her visa will be ready in a few days . Mama say thanks and left. We were next�.

Observation:- Friendly officers dont mean they will grant visas o. Dont fall for that trap. I have also learnt to answer with short responses o. So u don't say what they didn't not ask and put yourself in trouble.

Then try not to be nervous even though you sometimes can't help it. Nervousness could be misconstrued for not being honest. Try to say at the back of your mind that it's not do or die .

All the best!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mrsonpoint: 6:53pm On Feb 16
Nice...

Congratulations

Rukydiva:


After delaying us for about 2 hrs ( heard due to fire /security breech) not certain. I was able to sit though (military security officers let me, and the elderly). Others were asked to move towards carpark to wait.

We eventually went in

Officer: good afternoon
DH and I: Good Afternoon

Officer: passports please
Me: hands over ( hubbys had visa expiring in march but needed to increase chances based on stories heard even though we have been to US few times) I decided we applied together

Dialogue not working for me and don't remember exact words but was seriously praying he doesn't ask if I was preggy.

*****If he did, I will say Yes. If he asked if I wanted to have baby there, I will say most likely not. If he ask why, I will say I need family around me and they are based in Naija***** this was my plan though didnt want to lie so I prayed he dosent ask.

Newyas was BI/B2 and vacation is the reason.
He asked where we were going. We said Washington then vegas. ( hubs answered)

Asked what he does and where he works- hubbs responded (he's a finance person. officer then made a joke) .
Asked why hubs traveled more and without me, I chipped in "I wonder " hubs now explained some were official .lol he's been like 3 times more than me

Asked me what I do- said self employed, baker.
He asked staff strength, I said 3. Me being No 1 and smiled.

He says I was held back the last time that how did I get back. ( I used a bit of emotions here) and said it was very stressful, business was on lockdown, hubs was back home, my embassy wasn't forthcoming with info as regards the evacuation. That I was so glad I got one eventually at an extra cost of 1500 which I didn't mind --- officer then chips in saying " sure you were glad to be back. Hubby chips in that that was the most important.

He asked if we had kids, we said No and he gave the surprise look with smiles( note: been married for a while).

He then asked how my business is. I responded saying really slow and using hand gestures .

Then he says pick up your passports in a few days.


Other observations.... I was praying not to go to a particular Officer- he is white and skinny. His voice was kina loud and we a could hear convos btw pple. Only that you can't laugh cos you don't known how yours will be . Lol.

He had refused some but gave last 2 couples before us but the questioning nobi here( he spends time asking and asking).

Our interviewer was a chubby friendly guy. He spent some time with the elderly woman before us due to language barrier( he took her passport and gave mama the paper, mama say make im return her passport o) officer explained that her visa will be ready in a few days . Mama say thanks and left. We were next�.

Observation:- Friendly officers dont mean they will grant visas o. Dont fall for that trap. I have also learnt to answer with short responses o. So u don't say what they didn't not ask and put yourself in trouble.

Then try not to be nervous even though you sometimes can't help it. Nervousness could be misconstrued for not being honest. Try to say at the back of your mind that it's not do or die .

All the best!


Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by pointednose: 8:57pm On Feb 16
Thanks for the detailed transcript.

Congrats again.
Rukydiva:


After delaying us for about 2 hrs ( heard due to fire /security breech) not certain. I was able to sit though (military security officers let me, and the elderly). Others were asked to move towards carpark to wait.

We eventually went in

Officer: good afternoon
DH and I: Good Afternoon

Officer: passports please
Me: hands over ( hubbys had visa expiring in march but needed to increase chances based on stories heard even though we have been to US few times) I decided we applied together

Dialogue not working for me and don't remember exact words but was seriously praying he doesn't ask if I was preggy.

*****If he did, I will say Yes. If he asked if I wanted to have baby there, I will say most likely not. If he ask why, I will say I need family around me and they are based in Naija***** this was my plan though didnt want to lie so I prayed he dosent ask.

Newyas was BI/B2 and vacation is the reason.
He asked where we were going. We said Washington then vegas. ( hubs answered)

Asked what he does and where he works- hubbs responded (he's a finance person. officer then made a joke) .
Asked why hubs traveled more and without me, I chipped in "I wonder " hubs now explained some were official .lol he's been like 3 times more than me

Asked me what I do- said self employed, baker.
He asked staff strength, I said 3. Me being No 1 and smiled.

He says I was held back the last time that how did I get back. ( I used a bit of emotions here) and said it was very stressful, business was on lockdown, hubs was back home, my embassy wasn't forthcoming with info as regards the evacuation. That I was so glad I got one eventually at an extra cost of 1500 which I didn't mind --- officer then chips in saying " sure you were glad to be back. Hubby chips in that that was the most important.

He asked if we had kids, we said No and he gave the surprise look with smiles( note: been married for a while).

He then asked how my business is. I responded saying really slow and using hand gestures .

Then he says pick up your passports in a few days.


Other observations.... I was praying not to go to a particular Officer- he is white and skinny. His voice was kina loud and we a could hear convos btw pple. Only that you can't laugh cos you don't known how yours will be . Lol.

He had refused some but gave last 2 couples before us but the questioning nobi here( he spends time asking and asking).

Our interviewer was a chubby friendly guy. He spent some time with the elderly woman before us due to language barrier( he took her passport and gave mama the paper, mama say make im return her passport o) officer explained that her visa will be ready in a few days . Mama say thanks and left. We were next�.

Observation:- Friendly officers dont mean they will grant visas o. Dont fall for that trap. I have also learnt to answer with short responses o. So u don't say what they didn't not ask and put yourself in trouble.

Then try not to be nervous even though you sometimes can't help it. Nervousness could be misconstrued for not being honest. Try to say at the back of your mind that it's not do or die .

All the best!


Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mrsonpoint: 5:27pm On Feb 18
Hello ,

Does anyone have any new transcript to help those preparing for visa appointment.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Efyie: 11:14pm On Feb 18
onile1975:


@mom 2015, pls which hospital did u deliver ur first and second born? did u make full payment to the hospital bf getting the visa,cos the hospital I got in Atlanta were asking me to pay full payment when I have not get visa, I hope this is not a scam


hello mom 2015 we are in it together. Am due same time. Any hospital yet
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 12:34pm On Feb 19
[quote author=mamsiey post=98995085]

I’m not considering Maryland but I had my baby there in 2019 if you are interested. This time around I’m going to Atlanta and i have the same due date period as you. Happy to connect![/qu

which hospital did u had ur first born in 2019 @ Maryland I want my wifey to choose three for her birth? thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 2:11pm On Feb 19
[quote author=Mrsonpoint post=98333037]Hello..

I am planning to a B2 interview in early March for the purpose of birthing in April and I have decided to have my 2nd baby in USA..I gave birth to my first in USA but unfortunately when I renewed in Jan 2020,I was denied because I was told to sort it out with my hospital...The counsellor assumed I paid only 2k to birth without looking at my other documents because he said only the dr bill but I paid about 6k in total.

Anyways,I have called my hospital and they have written a letter stating no funds was gotten from government,insurance or any 3rd party,that I am a self paying patient and I paid in full.. They have also updated itemised bill.I have all my receipts showing the full cost of the delivery which cost about 6k

I will need advise and tips to guide in my interview prep in March...The main reason for me wanting to have my 2nd baby in the same hospital is because I had a bit of an emergency scenario with my son and it was handled very well by the doctor and Nurses so I feel very confident and Thanks to God too my son is doing good.

I have good travel record and work in a good organisation.

Please advice and tips from Gurus for my interview and how much do I need to have in my acc


pls what is the name of the hospital?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mrsonpoint: 10:55am On Feb 20
[quote author=myke1975 post=99223210][/quote]
Houston North WEST medical Center
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 11:47am On Feb 20
Mrsonpoint:
Houston North WEST medical Center
@mrsonpoint
thanks for your response, do u no any apartment we can book for the period of delivery in Houston Texas
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by pointednose: 2:07pm On Feb 20
My question is are people now allowed to apply for visa solely based for the purpose of birthing?[quote author=myke1975 post=99223210][/quote]
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mamsiey: 11:10pm On Feb 20
[quote author=myke1975 post=99220430][/quote]

Holy Cross Hospital Silverspring
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 8:59am On Feb 21
mamsiey:


Holy Cross Hospital Silverspring

@mamasey thanks for your response

pls I need more guidelines, I want my wife to have her baby in America, but I don't no anybody she can stay with in Texas for the period she will delivere, pls kindly help me to get rented apartment, am thinking of hotel but the hotel I saw were too expensive.thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Debbieeeeeee: 9:03am On Feb 21
Myke1975 check Airbnb for accommodation for your wife. Just do a google search for extended stay apartments in the area you’re intending to go. Also there’s this lady who used to post a lot here about elpaso birthing vlezpara or so I’m not sure I got the name right sha but I think they offer the full package that covers doctor , hospital, accommodation in elpaso- if you don’t mind going there

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 9:35am On Feb 21
Debbieeeeeee:
Myke1975 check Airbnb for accommodation for your wife. Just do a google search for extended stay apartments in the area you’re intending to go. Also there’s this lady who used to post a lot here about elpaso birthing vlezpara or so I’m not sure I got the name right sha but I think they offer the full package that covers doctor , hospital, accommodation in elpaso- if you don’t mind going there

@ Debbie thanks God bless u

I will prefer the elpaso that has full package,pls help me with there Doctor email address so that I can register my wife,tganks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mrsonpoint: 1:44pm On Feb 21
Check extended stay and put the zip code of the hospital, there are apartments close by
myke1975:


@mamasey thanks for your response

pls I need more guidelines, I want my wife to have her baby in America, but I don't no anybody she can stay with in Texas for the period she will delivere, pls kindly help me to get rented apartment, am thinking of hotel but the hotel I saw were too expensive.thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 2:52pm On Feb 21
Mrsonpoint:
Check extended stay and put the zip code of the hospital, there are apartments close by

@Mrsonpoint thanks more for ur response God will 4ver be with u

pls I need ur help for this big problem am having with my wife, what happened is that my wife can't speak ENGLISH LANGUAGE and. I want her to go alone for the interview,pls I need ur help about how we can package it
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Debbieeeeeee: 3:38pm On Feb 21
myke1975:

@ Debbie thanks God bless u
I will prefer the elpaso that has full package,pls help me with there Doctor email address so that I can register my wife,tganks
Doctoresparati is the name , you can reach out to the handle I posted earlier if she’s still on NL or google search them
The right handle is vlesparza grin see how I spelt the name anyhow
https://doctoresparati.com/childbirth-in-the-usa-faqs
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Debbieeeeeee: 3:42pm On Feb 21
Vlesparza:
Price adjustment for maternity packages in El Paso, TX: https://doctoresparati.com/price-of-childbirth-in-usa
Myke1975
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Debbieeeeeee: 3:43pm On Feb 21
myke1975:


@Mrsonpoint thanks more for ur response God will 4ver be with u

pls I need ur help for this big problem am having with my wife, what happened is that my wife can't speak ENGLISH LANGUAGE and. I want her to go alone for the interview,pls I need ur help about how we can package it
If she can’t speak English declare it while filing the form they’ll get a translator or an officer that speaks her language. There’s no need to package anything just state it as it is and let them know she can’t speak English, if there’s no provision for this on her DS-160 tell her as soon as she gets there she should let them know she can’t speak English language and they’ll sort her out

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 5:39pm On Feb 21
Debbieeeeeee:

If she can’t speak English declare it whole filing the form they’ll get a translator or an officer that speaks her language. There’s no need to package anything just state it as it is and let them know she can’t speak English, if there’s no provision for this on her DS-160 tell her as soon as she gets there she should let them know she can’t speak English language and they’ll sort her out


@Debbeer thanks

I no there is Yoruba interpreter at u.s embassy Lagos I don't think it will make sense to consullar to grant visa to someone who is going to stay in hotel and cannot speak English how is she going to to communicate with people in the hotel and hospital, pls if u have anyone in u.s whom my wife can stay with for the period of delivery kindly connect us,thanks God will reward u for doing this great help to us
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by flourishing247: 10:36pm On Feb 21
myke1975:



@Debbeer thanks

I no there is Yoruba interpreter at u.s embassy Lagos I don't think it will make sense to consullar to grant visa to someone who is going to stay in hotel and cannot speak English how is she going to to communicate with people in the hotel and hospital, pls if u have anyone in u.s whom my wife can stay with for the period of delivery kindly connect us,thanks God will reward u for doing this great help to us


Can't she speak English at all? She doesn't need to stay with anyone. Make proper medical and accommodation arrangements. That will even prove to the consular officer that you can foot the Bill's of childbirth.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 11:51pm On Feb 21
flourishing247:



Can't she speak English at all? She doesn't need to stay with anyone. Make proper medical and accommodation arrangements. That will even prove to the consular officer that you can foot the Bill's of childbirth.

@ flourishing47 God will continue blessing u
pls this is where I will need ur help to fuel the accomodation and the birth in not a problem,but I need u to put me tru step by step, firstly accommodation,how do I get the accomodation I will use to fill where she will stay in DS160 form, thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by overlord77: 7:58am On Feb 22
myke1975:


@ flourishing47 God will continue blessing u
pls this is where I will need ur help to fuel the accomodation and the birth in not a problem,but I need u to put me tru step by step, firstly accommodation,how do I get the accomodation I will use to fill where she will stay in DS160 form, thanks

Bro or ma, they just told you to google Airbnb for accommodation. You can watch youtube videos on how to do that if that's a problem.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ndewogermany: 9:04am On Feb 22
Please who knows the date I will get if I apply today for my B1/B2 visa interview ? there are no dates on the websites before registering . I do not know if I will see dates after filling all the fields? Please those with experience should help out
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by aye88: 9:33am On Feb 22
[quote author=overlord77 post=99305087]

Bro or ma, they just told you to google Airbnb for accommodation. You can watch youtube videos on how to do that if that's a ....
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 11:54am On Feb 22
overlord77:


Bro or ma, they just told you to google Airbnb for accommodation. You can watch youtube videos on how to do that if that's a problem.

@overlord77 thank u God bless all the guru in this forum.
I have Google the accommodation that one is settled, what I need next is the Email addresses of any doctor that make delivery in TEXAS.so that I can start talking to a doctor on behalf of my wife.thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Debbieeeeeee: 1:05pm On Feb 22
myke1975:


@overlord77 thank u God bless all the guru in this forum.
I have Google the accommodation that one is settled, what I need next is the Email addresses of any doctor that make delivery in TEXAS.so that I can start talking to a doctor on behalf of my wife.thanks
Check the link I dropped about the elpaso doctor ,their email and contact is there and I think they used to issue doctors correspondence for a fee back then.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by anitakel(f): 4:18pm On Feb 22
Thank you for all your suggestions. Please i want to ask lf anyone has gone for interview under the category of medical tourism?

And also, is it ok to use normal tourism visa and you look pregnant?

Can anyone please share their experience?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by myke1975: 7:52am On Feb 23
Debbieeeeeee:

Check the link I dropped about the elpaso doctor ,their email and contact is there and I think they used to issue doctors correspondence for a fee back then.

@ Debeeeee thanks for ur continue helping hand,God will reward u and others whole has been there for me

to my surprise I have been searching for Doctor, but I have not gotten any doctor,I will appreciate if u can assist me to get one,is there email.thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by customised87: 9:01am On Feb 23
ndewogermany:
Please who knows the date I will get if I apply today for my B1/B2 visa interview ? there are no dates on the websites before registering . I do not know if I will see dates after filling all the fields? Please those with experience should help out

In Abuja, the earliest date is Nov 1, but there are no appointment dates in Lagos for now. I can’t really say why
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ndewogermany: 9:14am On Feb 23
customised87:


In Abuja, the earliest date is Nov 1, but there are no appointment dates in Lagos for now. I can’t really say why

Thanks . atleast this saves me the time and energy in filling the D-s forms

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