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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Godheard: 1:19pm On Apr 08
Newbie here!

This forum is supposed to be about people wanting to go and give birth in the US. So far so the transcripts I have read from people who got their visas this year are people who are not necessarily going to give birth I.e honeymoon.

As a newbie here, I need guidance from someone else who is to give birth this year and has gotten a visa recently or has an interview date sometime soon.

My questions are:

Are you visibly pregnant?

Did you state or will you be stating that the purpose of your trip is to give birth? If not what is the best thing to say?

I intend to have my baby in Houston and have made the necessary arrangements with Dr and hospital. Still trying to sort out accommodation via Airbnb options. I hear and have read through that Houston POE is not exactly friendly. I’m considering travelling to Florida first before booking a domestic flight to Houston by the second day. Is Florida a good option?

I will appreciate your responses please. My interview date is in May.

Thank you �

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 2:17pm On Apr 08
The people I know who got visa are not visibly pregnant. And they do not say anything about going to give birth. the challenge has been whether they can renew their visa because they had a child using the previous one.

My friend went to embassy on tuesday and she said out of the 6 visible preggies she saw there. Only one got visa and that one hubby is american so maybe that helped.

POE is a personal experience. There is no direct flight from Nigeria to Florida so how do you plan to book the ticket. Also local flight has luggage limit, will you be able to cope with the smaller plane and hassles of changing flight,.

Houston POE is one of the most favourable from my experience and many others on this thread. Dont let they say they say scare you off.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Godheard: 3:04pm On Apr 08
Thank you so much for the response. I appreciate it.

I am visibly pregnant, now I’m confused on what to say.


babestell:
The people I know who got visa are not visibly pregnant. And they do not say anything about going to give birth. the challenge has been whether they can renew their visa because they had a child using the previous one.

My friend went to embassy on tuesday and she said out of the 6 visible preggies she saw there. Only one got visa and that one hubby is american so maybe that helped.

POE is a personal experience. There is no direct flight from Nigeria to Florida so how do you plan to book the ticket. Also local flight has luggage limit, will you be able to cope with the smaller plane and hassles of changing flight,.

Houston POE is one of the most favourable from my experience and many others on this thread. Dont let they say they say scare you off.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 3:42pm On Apr 08
Godheard:

Thank you so much for the response. I appreciate it.

I am visibly pregnant, now I’m confused on what to say.



Hmmmm

There is nothing God cannot do. You just have to show up
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Fikky1234: 7:39pm On Apr 08
You are very correct Houston Poe so favorable my last experience there was very calm, when the officer was asking me questions I have saliva in my mouth that I can’t talk and my bump was obvious he just smiled and stamp our Pali green
babestell:
The people I know who got visa are not visibly pregnant. And they do not say anything about going to give birth. the challenge has been whether they can renew their visa because they had a child using the previous one.

My friend went to embassy on tuesday and she said out of the 6 visible preggies she saw there. Only one got visa and that one hubby is american so maybe that helped.

POE is a personal experience. There is no direct flight from Nigeria to Florida so how do you plan to book the ticket. Also local flight has luggage limit, will you be able to cope with the smaller plane and hassles of changing flight,.

Houston POE is one of the most favourable from my experience and many others on this thread. Dont let they say they say scare you off.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Fikky1234: 7:48pm On Apr 08
Just put your mind together put on a free and smart dress, when you are about to land put your little make up on to look good, don’t get tired on the queue,sight a friendly officer from far, when you get to the officer

Put on a smile and do the greeting don’t look panic, put on your confidence and God will surely perfect his work
Godheard:

Thank you so much for the response. I appreciate it.

I am visibly pregnant, now I’m confused on what to say.


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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by LSU: 4:22am On Apr 09
I can see multiple questions and sometimes conflicting information on the thread. Let me try and provide some clarifications.

The new rule on birthing in the USA only applies to the Department of State (DOS is the folks that issue visa). The guys at the border are from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS has not changed their rules regarding pregnant women. What this means is that once you have a visa, you can approach the border and indicate you want to enter the USA to give birth and you will most likely be allowed in, provided you can show evidence that you can pay your hospital bills. Many people travelled to have their babies even at the height of the pandemic.

The real challenge is getting the visa in the first place due to the rule change by the department of state. If you are visibly pregnant, it will be very difficult for you to prove that your primary aim of travel is not to give birth in the usa. If you decide to directly apply for a medical visa, you'll need all the evidence in this world to show you have critical medical complications that cannot be handled in Nigeria or any other neighbouring country resulting in your need to travel to the USA. The officer may also need correspondence from the usa doctor/hospital showing they are aware of the complications and are willing to handle your case. You then have to show adequate proof that you can pay for the complicated pregnancy. It is not impossible to do but it will not be easy to pull off. Unless this Trump era rule is changed, getting visa for pregnant women will continue to be extremely difficult.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by beautyuche: 5:07pm On Apr 09
Good morning House.
Now that birthing visa is difficult ( obvious need to say the truth but we cant) , will visiting on vacation sound believable to the VO?
What other option on USA visa do we have.

Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by pointednose: 2:59pm On Apr 10
This makes a lot of sense.
LSU:
I can see multiple questions and sometimes conflicting information on the thread. Let me try and provide some clarifications.

The new rule on birthing in the USA only applies to the Department of State (DOS is the folks that issue visa). The guys at the border are from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS has not changed their rules regarding pregnant women. What this means is that once you have a visa, you can approach the border and indicate you want to enter the USA to give birth and you will most likely be allowed in, provided you can show evidence that you can pay your hospital bills. Many people travelled to have their babies even at the height of the pandemic.

The real challenge is getting the visa in the first place due to the rule change by the department of state. If you are visibly pregnant, it will be very difficult for you to prove that your primary aim of travel is not to give birth in the usa. If you decide to directly apply for a medical visa, you'll need all the evidence in this world to show you have critical medical complications that cannot be handled in Nigeria or any other neighbouring country resulting in your need to travel to the USA. The officer may also need correspondence from the usa doctor/hospital showing they are aware of the complications and are willing to handle your case. You then have to show adequate proof that you can pay for the complicated pregnancy. It is not impossible to do but it will not be easy to pull off. Unless this Trump era rule is changed, getting visa for pregnant women will continue to be extremely difficult.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nabie: 6:07am On Apr 12
Goodmorning house, please I had my baby in 2018,but I want to renew my visa and go for holiday with my daughter.i have been checking for dates but it says Jan 2024.please anyone with a way email me on Nabie2k6@yahoo.co.uk.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nabie: 6:13am On Apr 12
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Welcome God heard, please can you share your email?I will like to ask some questions
quote author=Godheard post=100605386]Newbie here!

This forum is supposed to be about people wanting to go and give birth in the US. So far so the transcripts I have read from people who got their visas this year are people who are not necessarily going to give birth I.e honeymoon.

As a newbie here, I need guidance from someone else who is to give birth this year and has gotten a visa recently or has an interview date sometime soon.

My questions are:

Are you visibly pregnant?

Did you state or will you be stating that the purpose of your trip is to give birth? If not what is the best thing to say?

I intend to have my baby in Houston and have made the necessary arrangements with Dr and hospital. Still trying to sort out accommodation via Airbnb options. I hear and have read through that Houston POE is not exactly friendly. I’m considering travelling to Florida first before booking a domestic flight to Houston by the second day. Is Florida a good option?

I will appreciate your responses please. My interview date is in May.

Thank you � [/quote]
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by adycatus: 5:52pm On Apr 12
Good day
Please are they giving visa for vacation/ tourism in this covid era?
I would like to renew our US visa that expired on sept 2020 to enable us go for Christmas vacation and wedding anniversary in US this year

Please any details about interview date
Kindly assist
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 8:15am On Apr 13
Yes they are. booking dates is an extreme sport. best of luck with that

adycatus:
Good day
Please are they giving visa for vacation/ tourism in this covid era?
I would like to renew our US visa that expired on sept 2020 to enable us go for Christmas vacation and wedding anniversary in US this year

Please any details about interview date
Kindly assist

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