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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MamaTobenna: 12:40am On Dec 21, 2014
MamaTobenna:
thats nice o. I pray for favor jare. I told hubby I am believing God for fee upgrade to business class. We're u able to lie down in the lounge?
. Biko how many hours did u fly from dubai to us as mine will be about 16 hrs so I am believing God for serious strength. U see why I need that divine upgrade
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by anonymousmum: 3:05am On Dec 21, 2014
About this issue of UK needing visa to transit, please check out this link.

It helped me as I traveled with my mum (her UK visa had expired and we were transiting via Heathrow) and did not want to hear stories...

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by adebrave(f): 3:42am On Dec 21, 2014
Congratulations mrsDan on this goodnews. God bless you both.

MrsDan:
Hello everyone...just to let you know my daughter arrived 12/9/14 at Northside Hospital.
Am still recovering, reason for my not giving the full gist but if anyone has a question I will be happy go answer Before I write the full details of my experience from hospital to Birthcert and passport.
Thank you.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by zayt: 3:55am On Dec 21, 2014
Hello every1!

Thanks for your wonderful prayers and messages. God bless u all.

Gor those interested in Gwinnett, finally Got my bill. Mothers bill- 8420
And baby's bill 1850. With discount of 40percent everything came to about 6160. But bcz I had already paid deposit of 2k I balanced d hospital with 4120.


Congratulations! God be with you and the baby.
Kindly let us know what the total bill came too.
Thank you[/quote]
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by AyaSho(f): 6:58am On Dec 21, 2014
Congratulations mrsDan on this goodnews. God bless you both.

@ Mrs Dan, am So happy for you, I guess that was why I never got any email from you.
The good Lord will keep you both.
And for us coming behind, we will also testify of his Goodness both for visas, POE and birthing in Jesus Name

Pls am an April mum, needs to tidy up with accommodation, transportion e.t.c, am using Dr Fagbohun. Any help in the house.

One Love
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MamaTobenna: 7:45am On Dec 21, 2014
Anyone with Los Angeles Poe experience?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by nefertitiram: 9:07am On Dec 21, 2014
Basheerah1:

House, pls anyone who has had a successful poe at chicago pls advice on what to watch out for at Chicago POE.

Contrary to what some might think Chicago poe was more or less a breeze for me. Got to chicago about 2 weeks ago (Turkish Airlines) Ours was the only flight that arrived by that time (6pm chicago time).
The flight was quite long so when I got to the airport I had to freshen up. As I was retouching my makeup I was just declaring the word. Favour favour favour.
When I was done there wasnt even a queue. So I just walked straight to an available cpb officer that looked nice. The man did not even ask me anything o. He just collected my passport, finger printed, took my picture and stamped me in till june next year. It was as if the guy was tired and cudnt wait to go home. Ive been going to chicago yearly for the past 7yrs so I guess he just thot twus my normal yearly vacation.
I thot I was dreaming o. Its really cold in chicago so I had to wear heavy clothing. I guess he probly dint notice or he was just being lazy. I thank God all the same.
May your poe experience be smoother than mine. Amen

Thank God for you o! Did he ask you what you came to do in Chicago?
I am pretty sure he didn't notice the baby bump inside all the heavy clothing! besides you are a frequent visitor na, even me sef go assume say na your normal trip.
But once they hear 'came to have my baby' drama starts. Why can't someone just have smooth POE like your own irrespective of 'I came to have my baby' eh
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by finechickala201: 10:41am On Dec 21, 2014
Please can I have Dr Fagbemis phone number so I can reach him .
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MadameU: 11:50am On Dec 21, 2014
[quote author=MamaTobenna post=29065472]. Biko how many hours did u fly from dubai to us as mine will be about 16 hrs so I am believing God for serious strength. U see why I need that divine upgrade

My flight was about same if not 18 hours. Sure you would be able to stretch on the napping seats in the lounge. All na favour my dear. Just pray for that,I didn't pay one fathing for all the comfort and attention I got...
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Babatwi: 3:13pm On Dec 21, 2014
finechickala201:
Please can I have Dr Fagbemis phone number so I can reach him .

Do you mean Dr Fagbohun?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Nochid: 4:43pm On Dec 21, 2014
MamaTobenna:
Anyone with Los Angeles Poe experience?
LAX is pretty straight forward if you declared your intentions at the embassy and have your supporting documents.
Was there in July, though was taken to secondary inspection,just waited for some minutes,after my visa interview transcript was brought up, I was stamped in for 6months.
I know some others who went through same POE without issues.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by mummyprincess: 5:00pm On Dec 21, 2014
someone who got Visa for vacation purpose but later wrote the letter of intent for birthing should share her POE experience please and let me what documents to present.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by customised87: 7:27pm On Dec 21, 2014
Hello house, pls i want to ask if i can travel to the US with more pound sterlings than dollars. Like take along 5k pounds and 3k dollars,will they raise any eye brow about this at the POE? Pls this is quite urgent and would appreciate replies. May God bless our plannings.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Omodaraju: 7:29pm On Dec 21, 2014
mummyprincess:
someone who got Visa for vacation purpose but later wrote the letter of intent for birthing should share her POE experience please and let me what documents to present.

Got visa with son and hubby April 3013 for vacation purpose. Didn't use it till June this year for birthing purpose. Sent the usual e-mail to the embassy in March notifying them of plans to birth baby in the US and got the generic response. Appeared at POE in Dallas with the embassy's response, obgyn's appointment and price quote, hospital quote received via mail, return tickets of course wink.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by mummyprincess: 7:38pm On Dec 21, 2014
Tnx a lot, so what were the questions like? Did you travel alone?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by IyawoToBe(f): 8:18pm On Dec 21, 2014
Omodaraju:


Got visa with son and hubby April 3013 for vacation purpose. Didn't use it till June this year for birthing purpose. Sent the usual e-mail to the embassy in March notifying them of plans to birth baby in the US and got the generic response. Appeared at POE in Dallas with the embassy's response, obgyn's appointment and price quote, hospital quote received via mail, return tickets of course wink.
Did you travel alone or you did with your family?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Omodaraju: 8:43pm On Dec 21, 2014
mummyprincess:
Tnx a lot, so what were the questions like? Did you travel alone?

I traveled with hubby and son via emirates. Questions at POE include; why are you here?. How do you intend to foot the bills? Where will you be staying? Any documents? I also believed they tried to reach the obgyn and hospital on phone but it was pretty early in the morning.

They frisked our purses as well.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by mummyprincess: 10:20pm On Dec 21, 2014
@ Omodaraju, ok, I went to read your earlier posts too. Tnx once more, my own case is little different now because I intend going alone first before my family joins like a month later. This thing about checking purse, is someone not allowed to have even some naira on him or her? Sent you pm.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by anonymousmum: 12:39am On Dec 22, 2014
customised87:
Hello house, pls i want to ask if i can travel to the US with more pound sterlings than dollars. Like take along 5k pounds and 3k dollars,will they raise any eye brow about this at the POE? Pls this is quite urgent and would appreciate replies. May God bless our plannings.

I don't think it should be a problem per se.

Could be a bit clumsy though, because for them to ascertain that you are not carrying more than $10,000, they will have to start converting it to dollar equivalent.

I had some Euro too coming into the US, and it took them a few mins to do the conversion to USD equivalent.

If you are transiting via some other airport before landing in the US I suggest you convert it to USD (you should not lose too much in the process using Travelex, MoneyCorp etc)

Hope this helps.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 6:25am On Dec 22, 2014
Please does anyone have info on opening a bank account here in the us? Someone made reference to this earlier on this thread (I think Jaejae) but I can't seem to find her posts. I wanted to know which bank would be convenient to open an account without SSN or taxpayers number. Thanks.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Nogen: 7:03am On Dec 22, 2014
hebrewoman2014:
Please does anyone have info on opening a bank account here in the us? Someone made reference to this earlier on this thread (I think Jaejae) but I can't seem to find her posts. I wanted to know which bank would be convenient to open an account without SSN or taxpayers number. Thanks.

Use Bank of America but you must go with your international passport. That was all I was asked to provide.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by IyawoToBe(f): 7:48am On Dec 22, 2014
Nogen:


Use Bank of America but you must go with your international passport. That was all I was asked to provide.
Aside the IP, what other documents were required? How about the opening balance?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Nogen: 8:28am On Dec 22, 2014
IyawoToBe:
Aside the IP, what other documents were required? How about the opening balance?

If it's a savings account, a minimum balance of 300 dollars is needed if not 5 dollars will be charged at the end of each month. But for a checking account, you would need to drop a minimum balance of about a thousand dollars (not too sure again).
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MadameU: 9:18am On Dec 22, 2014
you would need two forms of ID, your International Passport and another form of ID,Your drivers license or An ATM or MasterCard bearing your name. mini mum opening balance is about 30 or 50 dollars...can't remember other details on the charges..
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Harjeehbaday(m): 10:10am On Dec 22, 2014
Harjeehbaday:
Good afternoon NLs, I need your advice.

I got my B1/B2 US visa in Dec 2012 but didn't use it till Nov last year when I went to give birth in the US. I paid all my fees and have receipts for all payments.

My visa is expiring this dec and I have applied with my hubby and 2 year old son using the dropbox submission. My hubby received a call today that we should come for interview any Monday or Wednesday by 1200noon. We intend going on the 15th or 17th since we are not based in Lagos. We have submitted the confirmation form and dropbox form already at the DHL office.

What documents do we need to go along with?

Good morning everyone,

My family went for the interview on Wednesday and we were asked to come collect our passport with visa today.

Pls keep all your payment receipts well ooo and make sure you get your zero balance letters (from doctor, hospital etc) because you will need them when you reapply for visa.

Thanks to everyone who supported us. I will provide update of the interview session later.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by IyawoToBe(f): 10:14am On Dec 22, 2014
MadameU:
you would need two forms of ID, your International Passport and another form of ID,Your drivers license or An ATM or MasterCard bearing your name. mini mum opening balance is about 30 or 50 dollars...can't remember other details on the charges..
Nogen:

If it's a savings account, a minimum balance of 300 dollars is needed if not 5 dollars will be charged at the end of each month. But for a checking account, you would need to drop a minimum balance of about a thousand dollars (not too sure again).
Alright! Thanks guys kiss
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Babatwi: 11:50am On Dec 22, 2014
Hello House, landed in Dallas safely via Emirate after a one day layover in Dubai,i arranged it that way so that i can have a proper rest in Dubai before the second leg to Dallas.
As it is with our custom here,this is My POE experience:
Cbp:Hello
Me: Hello,how are you
Cbp: What are you here for
Me: vacation and to have my baby
Cbp: Smilles, Is that what you are using the money you decleared for ( i had decleared $9,900)
Me: That and also some other money i have deposited in my Bank Of America account
Cbp: Where is your husband
Me: He is in Nigeria but will be joining me before the baby arrives.
Cbp:: How long do you intend to stay
Me: 4 months
Na so she take stamp me for 6months o. The whole exercise did not take 3mins. She did not even ask for a single documment,meanwhile if you see me and the heavy file filled with burden of proof wey i carry,you go think say i be clerk for town council.lol. I thought she would even ask what was in the file,but alas! She dint even look at it. Not only that, all the grounded egusi, crayfish,ogbono and deboned dry fish i carried were not even checked. I thak God for the favour o.
Will start looking for hospitals and doctors tomorrow.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by bj2012golf(m): 12:06pm On Dec 22, 2014
Interesting! Favor all the way

Congrats

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Babatwi: 1:22pm On Dec 22, 2014
Thank you,your own testimony will be shared here IJN. God will crown your effort with success this 3rd time around, Amen.
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bj2012golf:
Interesting! Favor all the way

Congrats

Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by kairi: 2:17pm On Dec 22, 2014
Destiny4G:
Gurus in the House,
After hitting a brick wall in my Florida search I have decided to port to Houston.
I am narrowing down to either Oak bend in Richmond and Methodist Hospital in Sugar land, accommodation will be a deciding factor.

As per Tvegas advise, please can someone advise me on those who offer accommodation,feeding or transportation, or better side closest accomodation to these hospitals?

And please any April mamas bound to either if these hospitals/locations please let's plan together...


Hi I am an april Momma to be and I plan to leave here in march. I am seriously thinking El Paso as in doctoresparati.com

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by kairi: 2:40pm On Dec 22, 2014
IyawoToBe:
Did you travel alone or you did with your family?

Hi Omodaraju,

Please can you pm me more on this? I did not know you should write a letter of intent to give birth there?

Thanks,

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