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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 11:56am On Jan 04, 2018
There is another form you can fill. All you have to do is convince them that you can't reach your hubby to go notarize the form.
see the attached DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances - For Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
beautyuche:


Congratulations on the arrival of your princess which by the way is my mother's birthday mate.
Please I will want you to keep the house updated on how you sorted the notary issue out because i dont see my DH having the time to go to Abuja or Lagos embassy from PH for notary.

God bless you.

Also anyone with info on flight promo please share

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 12:09pm On Jan 04, 2018
There is a form for such situation it is attached
Xclusivemaama:

This new year will bring us uncommon testimonies.
I had my princess on the 12th of Dec. 2017. I was so misinformed that I delayed the process in getting her international pas

I got there in time for the appointment and gave all the documents needed only to be told that the notary our DH sends to us is no longer valid as DH has to go to the US embassy in Nigeria to get the notary or be present at the US passport agency.

Apparently, this is a new rule that started yesterday 1 JAN., 2018. DH needs appointment date to get this notary and this is another delay for me as I need to get back to Nigeria soonest. Please, is this the same in your state. The social security is not needed when obtaining the international passport. Let's share this and talk about it.



I just got a mail from the US passport office too now...Same notarization problem...My hubby is in Ph and im scheduled to leave US next week Thursday...
How do i fix this quickly? Have you done anything bout urs? U guys shud help me o

Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 12:12pm On Jan 04, 2018
To the best of my knowledge It is valid for 90 day except it has changed.
I stand to be corrected

ladeonas:


i didnot date the notary form DH signed. i know the form is valid for just 30days. i am also not going to downtown dallas, would just apply from the closest postal service to me , so they would deliver at my location.

thank God the sun is out today Dallas is @ 7C
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 12:15pm On Jan 04, 2018
If you ask me I would say use the closed America embassy or consulate
Mamatukwas:
Hi Everyone. Pls with this new Notary development for absent DH's, can anyone share how they were able to handle for hubbys resident in England? Did they have to travel to the American embassy there or it's something that can be handled via post or email? Thank you.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by domrita: 1:25pm On Jan 04, 2018
Ok.... Pls dear Ogekad and other mama kindly enlighten me... Abt this US embassy Notary thing. Can DH go to the embassy or schedule appointments before the baby is born. Eg if someone is due for late April can DH schedule the embassy visit in March so the person can travel with the notary or is it after birth that the DH can go to sort out the thg in Abj or Lag embassies?
Secondly what documents does he need when going to d embassy
Pls help enlighten confused peeps like me
Thanks!
ogekad:



My dear that notary you have is no longer valid, if you know your EDD (I’m sure you know) book appointment now for hubby to go the US embassy in Nig to get the notary or else hubby is planning to come when you give birth. Where in Dallas are you?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by mrsbw: 1:27pm On Jan 04, 2018
Part 6! Wow!!

Happy new year everyone...
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by debby516(f): 4:10pm On Jan 04, 2018
cant put my email out here, sorry. Keep trying pm.
Bisoye76:

@debby516 pls can i have ur email addy to pm u.i intend to use oakbend too and am a first timer traveling with a toddler.
Will like to ask one or two question privately.i tried to pm u its not going.
Thanks in adv
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Biodun1234: 5:11pm On Jan 04, 2018
Thanks mamaron and jullzz for your response. Am so grateful. I Will stay At The general area at Heathrow.

My visa is expiring in February 29 and I intend to travel January 30th for my missionary journey. I do not plan to renew my visa until after delivery when I return back to Nigeria. Kindly advice as i am of the view that I do not have to renew my visa now since my visa would still be valid as at the date of entry into US in January 30
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chinybelle(f): 5:39pm On Jan 04, 2018
Kindly help if your can.

My sis is trying to apply for b2 visa for childbirth in the US while her husband will apply for b1/b2 to join her after baby is born before they will all come back together. Her husband is sponsoring the trip and she is a stay at home wife,this is their first.

Now the question

Are they supposed to be interviewed together or will they book for interview separately ?

Thank u
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ogekad: 5:42pm On Jan 04, 2018
beautyuche:


Congratulations on the arrival of your princess which by the way is my mother's birthday mate.
Please I will want you to keep the house updated on how you sorted the notary issue out because i dont see my DH having the time to go to Abuja or Lagos embassy from PH for notary.

God bless you.

Also anyone with info on flight promo please share

Hi beautyuche, compliments of the season. the only way your hubby will avoid going to the embassy is if he’s present when you are applying for the passport in the US or in Nigeria ie you return with Nigerian Passport otherwise he has to go to the embassy to get the notary.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ogekad: 5:46pm On Jan 04, 2018
domrita:
Ok.... Pls dear Ogekad and other mama kindly enlighten me... Abt this US embassy Notary thing. Can DH go to the embassy or schedule appointments before the baby is born. Eg if someone is due for late April can DH schedule the embassy visit in March so the person can travel with the notary or is it after birth that the DH can go to sort out the thg in Abj or Lag embassies?
Secondly what documents does he need when going to d embassy
Pls help enlighten confused peeps like me
Thanks!

Hello, I’m not sure they’ll give notary before child is born. You can get appointment date 2 weeks after your EDD.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Dollarsolution(m): 6:25pm On Jan 04, 2018
chinybelle:
Kindly help if your can.

My sis is trying to apply for b2 visa for childbirth in the US while her husband will apply for b1/b2 to join her after baby is born before they will all come back together. Her husband is sponsoring the trip and she is a stay at home wife,this is their first.

Now the question

Are they supposed to be interviewed together or will they book for interview separately ?

Thank u


Either way is their choice, from my little experience, since he's obviously going to join soon after she gives birth, its better they apply together and boost madams moral/support been her first time and also it will save him the stress of having to come for his own interview again.
In fact for me booking together will be a better option as he plans to stay back for work/otherwise, this might give the VO the impression that ohh he has ties to his home country and would not run away.
my 1cent lol.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chibertha(f): 8:29pm On Jan 04, 2018
Boston, Connecticut, and National Passport Centers Closed

Emergency AlertJanuary 4, 2018Several Passport Agencies Closed

this might be of interest for some of us.
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/boston-connecticut-and-national-passport-centers-closed.html

The Boston Passport Agency, Connecticut Passport Agency, and the National Passport Center are closed Thursday, January 4, due to inclement weather.


All other agencies are operating normally at this time.

If you have an appointment at any of closed agencies on Thursday and we haven't contacted you to reschedule, please call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY).

We apologize for the inconvenience.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by dserious: 11:57pm On Jan 04, 2018
[quote author=goobyparks post=63641054]So, our missionary journey came to an end yesterday. Will be back with hospital breakdown.

Hello Ma'am, thank God for you and welcome back.......I have been waiting for your next post...please if you don't mind kindly share details of the hospital and hospital bills in Virginia.....I will be travelling to Maryland by this month end and would really really appreciate the info as Maryland hospital bills are beyond outrageous

P.S Any february or March Maryland/Virginia mum should kindly reachout o, lets connect and plan together...I would be leaving by Jan ending...thanks

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by afrobrown2000: 1:58am On Jan 05, 2018
Compliments just finished my holidays back to the hustle...In my own contribution....DW and I where given visas on medical grounds around October 2015 she had a set of twins..interview,POE i was always in the forefront answering all the question althrough..We decided to go for 2weeks vacation in the in US August 2017 with DW,Twins and MIL..the next day after our arrival We went out for Indian cuisine with friends just as the food arrived DW started throwing up...i just but 1 and 2 together Omo DW was pregnant..i just encourage her to enjoy her vacation.we came back started preparing for dropbox since visas was expiring october 2017.I was granted DW was declined on 212g bases(called in for interview)...i could see it in her eyes she was scared cause i have always been the one forefront..(pls her transcript wasn't detailed)
Note all bills where paid she had LO's at Dallas

Location: Abuja
Time :9am

VO Good morning
DW good morning
VO : can i have your passport pls
DW handed him her passport
VO what you going to do in the States
DW to have my baby...had my babes in 2015 via a medical visa will like to continue with my O&G records
VO why did you lie you havent been to the UK but your travel history says you have been there(that threw DW off balance....after the interview i figured out maybe he was viewing my own transcript because its was a dropbox application and i was the primary applicant even during our previous interview i was asked i said no she was and she mention where she had been to which included UK)
DW i told the VO in 2015 i did
VO can i see your doctor correspondence and travel expense
DW she gave him both documents
VO ok Do you have proof of payment in your last delivery(i had packed all her document grouped them with a table of content attached to the front)
DW hands him all receipts ranging from pre natal to out patient pediatric visit(DW said he practically laid back and flipped all page one by one that alone took like 10mins)
VO he now brought out the out patient pediatric bill which was $100 per visit for each child he said is that all you paid that)
DW sincerely said yes( to me probably not knowing she needed to throw more light on that)
VO what do you do ?while typing
DW xxxxxx
VO what does your husband do?still typing
DW xxxxx
VO sorry your not qualified bla bla bla..

Was waiting for her from a distance i saw her face i knew the rest ....she was very disappointed...i knew this was the point to build up her confidence...ie i reassured her it was fine should reapply again ..but this time she will need to fly to lagos

Note same documents just added LO's birth certificate and printed our joint account which i couldnt print out for her last interview...it had a fairly good turn over and i recently transferred 2mil from my company account for her PTA)

Location Lagos
Time 10am
Date 7/12/17

VO Goodmorning
DW goodmorning
VO : can i have your passport pls
DW handed her passport to the vo
VO what you going to do in the US
DW to have my baby
VO why the US
DW primarly for my better healthcare and to give my child access to dual citizenship
VO ok what you do
DW xxxxx (guess this time she was more confident)
VO pls explain your roles
DW xxxxx
VO how much do you earn
DW xxxx
VO what does your husband do
DW am in medical profession i have like 3 jobs/source of incomexxxxxxxx (guess she startled a bit)
VO do you have what this trip will cost you
DW hands her the budget sheet (ranging $15,000)
VO do you have proof you can afford this
DW she brings out our bank statement (joint account,my account then hers with about $2,700 from bank of America remaining dollars from our last trip)
VO she scans through then sees that 2million i paid from a company account she asked who paid this
DW my husband did
VO (her facial expression changed)who are your husband clientele
DW xxxxxxxx(i guess she startles)
VO sorry at this point bla bla bla

to be continued....

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by afrobrown2000: 3:13am On Jan 05, 2018
she called and told me about her transcript...i just said do you really want to give birth in US she said yes but she isnt applying again...i knew she wanted it more than i did,so just waited till she came back and cooled off...she opted to go for another interview.. we filled the form but this time i had to get a doctors letter to apply for the emergency appointment cause her EDD is March 7th..which was approved
Note no changes in documents just told her that every document has a story to tell and must correlate with one another..she should be more explanatory but precise

3rd interview

Location Lagos
Time 6am
Date 21/12/17

she went for bio-metrics wasn't looking too strong cause she got to lagos late due to delay flight and woke too early for appointment..the guy doing her bio-metrics was like hope your ok...she said am fine just exhausted...he reassured her she will be fine..then went on a queue

VO goodmorning

DW goodmorning how was your night rest

VO fine can i have your passport

DW Sure

VO what you going to do in the US

DW to give birth

VO have you contacted a doctor

DW yea sure have use him in my previous pregnancy

VO ooo!!!she looks at her computer that was in 2015

DW yea had a set of twins

VO how many times have been in the US

DW twice just came back from a vacation couple of months ago(she guessed she was seeing it from her profile)

VO do you plan to go alone

DW Yes but my DH already has a visa will come join me later close to me due date

VO she is still looking at the computer.can i have your husband visa page..She now said Why did you lie you were born in Cameroon in you last interview

DW NOOOOO

VO dont argue with me

DW (my wife was calm)Pls your with my passport and it written there boldly place of birth Cameroon

VO (she looks at the passport )owww!!!Am really sorry it was my mistake pls can you give me a min to correct it...meanwhile(VO now finds out she was the one that interviewed my wife last)

DW ok feel free(DW knew she was the one but didnt know the same VO cant interview her twice)

VO Sorry once more but i cant continue with the interview(she calls on for her colleague to continue)

(Guess who the man she met at the bio-metrics)

VO2 (he looks at the computer)guess your going to give birth in the US pls where

DW Dallas Texas

VO@ do you have budget for this trip

DW hands over budget sheet

VO2 are you sure u can cover for this trip and if anything uneventful occurs

DW Yes here is my husband and I account statement

VO2 (he goes through)Who has bank of America statement and credit card

DW My husband does

VO2 this should help your pay your bills when you get to the US...your visa has been granted....

DW thank you

This is just perseverance and Gods grace...Already bought her tickets....thanks all sorry for the long post

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ladeonas: 3:52am On Jan 05, 2018
ogekad:



My dear that notary you have is no longer valid, if you know your EDD (I’m sure you know) book appointment now for hubby to go the US embassy in Nig to get the notary or else hubby is planning to come when you give birth. Where in Dallas are you?

Yes , he would be around now. His visa was approved on Wednesday.

Am in garland, Dallas

Thank you

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by chinybelle(f): 4:51am On Jan 05, 2018
Dollarsolution:



Either way is their choice, from my little experience, since he's obviously going to join soon after she gives birth, its better they apply together and boost madams moral/support been her first time and also it will save him the stress of having to come for his own interview again.
In fact for me booking together will be a better option as he plans to stay back for work/otherwise, this might give the VO the impression that ohh he has ties to his home country and would not run away.
my 1cent lol.
Thank u
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by kaakaa(f): 7:54am On Jan 05, 2018
afrobrown2000:

3rd interview
Location Lagos
Time 6am
(Guess who the man she met at the bio-metrics)
VO2 (he looks at the computer)guess your going to give birth in the US pls where
DW Dallas Texas
VO2 this should help your pay your bills when you get to the US...your visa has been granted....
DW thank you
This is just perseverance and Gods grace... Already bought her tickets....thanks all sorry for the long post
Wow!
Definitely perseverance!.,, haa.... this journey is not for the weak or faint hearted.... Dw really tried.... i doubt i would have kept on....
Congratulations! and thumbs up for the huge support you gave her!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by iykmon: 8:56am On Jan 05, 2018
Please can you help me with the web site of the travel fare aggregator you were registered to.



DonDraper:


You asked for it so here it is. I hope after eating all that rice and chicken you still have energy to read my long post. grin On a lighter note, it may help speed up your digestion wink


Greetings everyone, firstly I would like to appreciate all the contributors on this forum. Your inputs have been invaluable to me resulting to a seamless missionary journey. It is heartwarming to read posts about members getting visas after the period of visa denials. To those who got theirs I say congratulations and to those who didn’t, work on the feedbacks received and reapply. I look forward to good tidings in 2018. Amen.


This post is to give back to the community I have learnt so much from. It would also be my pleasure to share some tips I got from members offline. Truly, CBPs and VOs read this thread so I would use the opportunity to lend my voice to the discussions on discounts and packages for international self-paying patients. Kindly bear with me if this post is too long, although, I’ve divided it into 3 parts (Pre-trip, Pre-LO Arrival, and The Return Home) to help with that.


PRE-TRIP
Online reviews proved useful in choosing a hospital and an associated OB-GYN among the usual suspects around Houston: WHMC, Oakbend, HNWMC, Methodist Sugarland, Memorial, and Doctores Para Ti etc. Moreover, the right decisions are made when you invest time in reviewing pros and cons of options available to you. I highly recommend this habit. So, look out for my review on the hospital and OB-GYN in subsequent posts. Furthermore, I ensured that I read all the recent POE experiences posted on this thread especially those related to Houston IAH – our POE. In addition, I sent the unnecessary Change of Intent mail and got the usual response. With these knowledge, I armed myself with the advised burden of proof listed below:


1. About $9k cash
2. Return ticket
3. Bank account statements: Naira and Dollar accounts
4. Dollar Debit card
5. Employment letter
6. Correspondence with Houston North-West Medical Centre’s (HNWMC) Financial Counsellor.
7. Correspondence with Dr Xydas’ Office Manager
8. Appointment letter from Dr Xydas’ OM stating total bill
9. Details of HNWMC package for self-pay patients (called Miracle Moments)
10. Marriage certificate
11. Airbnb receipt stating house address in Houston
12. Change of Intent correspondence


I was at 34 weeks when I left Naija with DH aboard an Air France (AF) flight. In-flight service was just ok; the flight crew could have done better by truly giving special treatment to pregnant women as stated on their website. Notwithstanding, the layover was short and we benefited from the Flying Blue Programme so overall the trip was great. While booking my flight I didn’t request for a wheelchair because I am Wonder Woman. LOL. But seriously, I didn’t feel I needed it besides walking is good for you and the baby. Consequently, yours truly strolled the distance from boarding gate to CBP. At Houston IAH, the length of the queues was fair, hence within minutes of joining the queue, it was our turn with CBP. See transcript below (bear in mind encounter was less than 3 minutes):


CBP: Hello
DH: Hi
CBP: Can I have your passports, please?
DH: (Hands over our passports)
CBP: What are you here for? (as he tries to locate DH’s visa page)
DH: We are here for vacation and to give birth to our baby.
CBP: Oh cool! Congratulations! How much do you have with you?
DH: About $9k
CBP: Any food stuffs?... Oh I see you declared some.
DH: Yes, Nigerian food stuffs.
CBP: Please place your fingers on the machine (takes our biometrics and stamps us in for 6 months and directs us to luggage area) Enjoy your stay and all the best.
Me: (Chuckling and wishing him well as DH picks up our passports)


With pleasure, I checked to confirm the stamp so what happen to Okon won’t repeat itself. LOL. I remember someone posted here that CBP forgot to stamp her PP after their encounter therefore I had to double check. Anyway, after picking up our bags, an officer stopped us on our way out and directed us to Agric. At Agric, chicken noodles, chicken flavour Knorr (bird flu issue), tubers of yam (pests transfer issue), and one pepper soup spice (can’t remember the local name) were seized. Fortunately, others scaled through - ground egusi, beans, other pepper soup spices, Knorr, ground pepper, poundo, semo, garri, and ground crayfish. At the airport back home, we got a thumbs up from Nigerian Customs and Immigrations during the baggage search because we used Ziplocs to package food items neatly….. *badt gal*


PRE-TRIP TIPS
1. Register on a travel fare aggregator website for price alerts on your travel dates to your destination of choice. When the price is at or below your budget, hurry up and book. Confirm the airline baggage policy of the cabin and for infants to enable proper planning. What is applicable to Delta Air Lines may not be to Qatar Airways. We fell into that trap. Watch out for Part 3 (The Return Home) of my story.
2. Proximity to the hospital and OB-GYN’s office (for the regular ante-natal and post-natal visits) is very important. It will save you a lot on transportation, time and stress. I’d advise that you stay in an apartment close to these places. If you plan to stay with relatives/friends who reside far, ensure you do your Cost Vs Benefit analysis before making the decision.
3. You may already know this, nevertheless, I’ll drop it here. Travel light so you can have space and weight allowance should you decide to shop. Additionally, you can travel with an XL foldable duffel bag (without rollers) that weigh almost nothing instead of carrying those weighty luggage despite being empty. Bear in mind that most airlines kick against matted woven bags aka Ghana must go.
4. Last but not the least, is the burden of proof. Ensure you have it ready and neatly arranged for your POE. Having it gives you the confidence to face any form of interrogation if the need arises.



MEANINGS OF ABBREVIATIONS FOR PART 6 NEWBIES
FTM – First Time Moms
PP - Passport
LO – Little One
VO – Visa Officer
OB-GYN – Obstetrician-Gynecologist
IAH – Houston George Bush Int’l Airport
CBP – Customs and Border Protection Officer
DS/DD/DH/DW – Dear Son/Daughter/Husband/Wife
MIL/SIL/BIL/FIL – Mother/Sister/Brother/Father In-law
WHMC – West Houston Medical Center

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Tripletmom: 9:46am On Jan 05, 2018
[quote author=dserious post=63904354][/quote]

Here ma’am
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Tripletmom: 9:49am On Jan 05, 2018
ladeonas:


Yes , he would be around now. His visa was approved on Wednesday.

Am in garland, Dallas

Thank you
Congrats to ur DH,could u pls share his transcript.
Thanks

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Tripletmom: 9:55am On Jan 05, 2018
@Dechica, i sent u a PM,pls, reply.
Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by busolabada: 10:01am On Jan 05, 2018
happy new year to you all. Please i need help, i was planning to go for US Tourism visa application interview last year but was changed to this year January, fortunately pregnancy came in and its now very obvious. please what do i do because i don't have any obs/gyn doctor there that can help me out even if they ask or better still if anybody can help me with any doctor's contact even though it wasn't part of my initial plan. The place am going is New York, Park South Hotel. Thanks.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jan 05, 2018
busolabada:
happy new year to you all. Please i need help, i was planning to go for US Tourism visa application interview last year but was changed to this year January, fortunately pregnancy came in and its now very obvious. please what do i do because i don't have any obs/gyn doctor there that can help me out even if they ask or better still if anybody can help me with any doctor's contact even though it wasn't part of my initial plan. The place am going is New York, Park South Hotel. Thanks.
Have you tried using Google to check before ?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Zeenayah: 12:16pm On Jan 05, 2018
Congratulations, pls can you share your husband's transcript for the interview. Thank you

ladeonas:


Yes , he would be around now. His visa was approved on Wednesday.

Am in garland, Dallas

Thank you
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by nobody09: 12:36pm On Jan 05, 2018
mamaron:

My POE transcript

Collected my passport from DHL 3 working days after interview....was nervous about this, as @Fyorgyn's took longer.....previous visa cancelled without prejudice and new one issued.

Travelled at 32 weeks plus with, Virgin Atlantic via London. Transit, just 3 hours....POE: New York City, JFK.

Was directed to the automated machines. Scanned my visa as directed....guess machine read that it was a B1/B2 visa...machine asked if this visit was B1 business or B2 tourist/medical..... I chose B2....ticked yes that I have food. Used machine to scan finger print and to take a photo.....print out from machine had a circle....joined the queue. Had my interview folder in my hand luggage...ready for any questions.

CBP (very cheerful young lady): hello
Me: hello...handed over my passport
CBP: looked at print out...stamped my passport.....asked if I had any food.
Me: yes and gave her a list that was already written out of the food items I had.
CBP: are any of these fresh?
Me: no
CBP: thanks....hands me back my passport
Me: thanks very much....(with small smile...so tired.....was stamped in for 6 months).

Picked up luggage...a good samaritan helped me get them off the conveyor belt and placed them on the trolley... luggage was not checked....wheeled my load to the ladies; (sorry too much info) used it and walked out of the bagage area to meet my sibling.

Food wise I declared garri, elubo (yam flour), semo, poundo yam, ground egusi (melon seeds), dried fish, ground pepper... Nothing was seized or checked or scanned...at least to my knowledge.

It was after i left her that it occurred to me that she didn't ask what I was in the U.S. for whether holiday or for baby; I choose to assume my efiko interview details are in their system already.

Hospital has matched me with an OBGYN...i choose 2 doctors based on their profiles on the hospital websites and healthgrades reviews....and asked them to book whoever is available... first appointment is in a few days...hospital communication was by email...a few other hospitals said I needed to call or fax....difficult to document information from a phone call...and who still uses fax in this day and age...

Birth and passport story to follow, DV. Patiently waiting for LO to arrive and missing home already......its freezing!!!!.....

Thankful is my middle name!
hi dear.. im guessing you're giving birth in NYC. please which hosp are you using. thank you

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamatukwas: 1:16pm On Jan 05, 2018
chibertha:
If you ask me I would say use the closed America embassy or consulate

Ok. Thank you.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Christine77: 1:40pm On Jan 05, 2018
This is just God’s grace at work, because if it is persistence I know ppl that av applied 5times in the space of 2 years.

Nonetheless, congratulations to you n your wife! She be strong woman! I wish her a safe delivery.


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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ozycy: 2:23pm On Jan 05, 2018
WOW, afrobrown2000 I like the fact that you didnt give up knowing fully well you deserve the visa and hasn't done anything wrong. Nice one
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Babatwi: 3:15pm On Jan 05, 2018
busolabada:
happy new year to you all. Please i need help, i was planning to go for US Tourism visa application interview last year but was changed to this year January, fortunately pregnancy came in and its now very obvious. please what do i do because i don't have any obs/gyn doctor there that can help me out even if they ask or better still if anybody can help me with any doctor's contact even though it wasn't part of my initial plan. The place am going is New York, Park South Hotel. Thanks.

Are you saying that you originally applied for a tourism visa and decided to use it for birthing now? If that's the case,you have plenty work o. Since this is a do it yourself forum,I'll advice you to get a jotter and start reading, taking notes and making calls. Come clean at the interview by telling them your original intention,go prepared with Dr&hospital correspondence,budget sheet,bank statement to cover cost etc.
Worse case scenario,you can go the Elapse route and pay dresparatti and get correspondence from them since you don't have much time left.
Good Luck!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Babatwi: 3:24pm On Jan 05, 2018
afrobrown2000:


3rd interview

Location Lagos
Time 6am
Date 21/12/17

Congrats!
I must commend you for your support,because if you had discouraged her after the 2nd refusal,she would have given up,you were her main source of encouragement.Your story shows that determination and perseverance pays.

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