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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 8:08pm On Jul 11
Travel agents save you some stress of searching and searching and they communicate all the rules of the ticket to you. Also help with date change and when any issues arises, sometimes you call and call the airline without any response when its not the official hours, but a reliable Travel agent should be reachable anytime.

You should consider using one.

Cheers

pointednose:
Quick question.

Good day all,

Please whats your experience with booking flights with a travel agent versus booking directly through the airline? As per cost, ease of changing flight dates, general help and support etc.

I want to go through a travel agent but mu husband is trying to book directly through the airline company.

Thanks
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 10:00pm On May 26
Yes you can apply for visa, someone here stated using hotel reservation and got the visa. You just need to show strong financial, family and economic ties

You just need to book for 17 days, and you can explain in your cover letter that the first ten days will be for the quarantine and the remaining 7 days for the trip

No specific hotel for the quarantine.

You can pay the visa fees using a dollar card, some people said virtual cards as well, you can read up on it.

All the best.

Jbaby09:
Good day ..

Please is it advisable to renew visit visa amidst the pandemic?

Do I have to show the 10 days quarantine in hotel booking ?

So meaning if I plan to stay 7days, I’d have to book for 17days ??

Also are there specific hotels for quarantine?

Also how do we pay visa fees as per the limit on MasterCard NAIRA



Thanks Fam
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 9:46pm On May 26
Congratulations

Did you apply on medical grounds for the birth?

What other countries have you visited?

Thanx

Godheard:

Congrats Mama!

I got my visa approved today too.

It’s my first time traveling to the US. I declared my purpose was to have my baby and I will also be declaring at the POE.

I am actually going to Houston too. Can I private message you especially about Oakbend please?

Thanks!





Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 9:44pm On May 26
Wooow Congratulations
Did you tell the VO you are going to give birth?

rozeybid:
It’s a long story but worth the read and someone might find it useful[color=#000099][/color]

I had my son at Oakbend Hospital 2018 and all bills were cleared with the zero balance letter issued . Fast-track to 2019, my husband was .
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:28pm On May 11
Yes it is worth it, more leg room

Delta is the best to travel with when pregnant, no fit to fly, no unnecessary procedures/documents like other airlines.

babestell:
Pls who has travelled pregnant with Delta before? what was the esperience like? is their premium economy worth it

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 6:57pm On May 04
No BA is not a good option for now, as they wont take people with visit visa

Ethiopia, Qatar and Delta are the best options for now.

Debbieeeeeee:

I’m not pregnant yet I’m still trying. I wasn’t asked either.
Try BA they’re flying or Lufthansa
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 6:56pm On May 04
Congratulations

Debbieeeeeee:
I renewed my visa this morning and was granted.
I was asked how much I earn, why I didn’t travel on my last visa, what my husband does, where I’m going to in the USA, how much I earn monthly and if I have any children. That was all (2-3 minutes).
Good luck to everyone traveling. I noticed some preggies, one was issued she’s quite big so wasn’t so noticeable and the other wasn’t given. The atmosphere wasn’t as tense as 2019 renewal. All the best to everyone looking to renew.

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Travel / Re: General Australian Student Visa Enquiries Part 3 by ibukunpops(f): 12:22pm On May 02
Good morning,

Been trying to search for the thread for Aussie visit visa but havent found anything yet.

Planning to apply for visit visa towards the end of the year or next year

Want to know what is required and the process ahead.

Would appreciate any pointers.

Thank you.

bligs:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/transit-771
Go through the link, it may help you but you should have used a more appropriate word for the person you quoted because the technical stop is not possible presently as the border have been closed for 1year. The only people that are allow into the country are citizens, PR holders, those with travel exemptions and pilot program organised by states and they must be in quarantine for 14days. So getting a transit visa for just 72hours presently is near impossible as you won't be allow to stay in the country for such period, and also the country only welcomes approved airlines at a given time with provision for quarantine for those on board.


Honestly your situation is a bit dicey, Mass communication is not on the Skilled assessment list and getting a visa to study graduate certificate or diploma course from naija is a bit hard, and also no Uni will offer you post graduate degree with HND. Maybe you should look towards another country.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:06pm On May 01
St Bernard Hospital

Efyie:
Pls any idea of affordable hospital in chicago
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:04pm On May 01
Amen!

Sorry for the attacks, its funny how people just generalize without accepting that situations are different.

Please dont regret sharing your POE experience, I actually felt bad I shared my transcript and subsequent responses because of the way I was attacked.


Enigma2021:



Disclaimer: my case is different, please do what’s suit your spirit ( everyone POE experience is different and visa experience is different ).


And I know my visa renewal isn’t going to be an issues ... I will come back 2022 to give testimony �

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:01pm On May 01
You are good to go.

I travelled with my baby @ 3 weeks old and I had CS

Body is different sha but a multivitamin drink helped me heal fast, the name is Trevo, started taking about a month or two to delivery and continued for a few weeks after.


ndewogermany:
Please what are your recommendations about travelling with a 2 months old baby to Nigeria? is it recommendable or advisable ?

experienced mothers please advice based on experience

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Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 6:48pm On Apr 28
Let me try to answer the questions

1) She can attach screenshot of conversations on DM or Whatsapp showing where the customer made requests etc, because it will show the date on them, she can then use a pen highlighter on the statement on the particular deposits for the business, with the chats to back up the transaction and an explanation

2) Its best to use two months disposable salary, not full salary, but the salary left after deducting monthly expenses

3) Best she uses invitation at this time, since she has access to it, it will also reduce cost of the travel

P.S: If she cant properly address no 1, its best to just wait for another 5 months before applying, whilst ensuring no other funds enter the account apart from her monthly salary.

All the best

monchat:
Hello house trying to assist.a friend in her visiting visa.

1. She earns 300k in her permanent job every month. And she has a small poutry and fish pond, where she sells eggs,point and kill, the business is not registered, just running, stones she gets 300k, 200k etc from her customer. The customer pays her in her personal account. It is just her 2nd source of income, pls house how can she explain it to the ECO, how other credit entries from her small business enters her account.

2. For the traveling expenses is it only two months salary she will dispose?

3. I also learnt that UK has eased their lock down, she wants to travel around July , can she put she wants to visit tourist attractions?

Finally, kindly advice if she should go through invitation and stay in her cousin house or she book hostel? We are also trying to save cost . Kindly advise dear house. Many thanks for your kind response.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 4:09pm On Apr 19
Good Afternoon, any information or pointers as to getting Nigerian passport in the UK fast?

You can send an email to ibukunpops@gmail.com if you know anyone that can help.

Thanx
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 11:46am On Apr 19
I filled early July as travel date, which is less than 3 months from interview date.



shndy:

Congratulations!!. Please how many months in advance of your intended travel date did you apply? How were you able to get a close interview date?

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:28am On Apr 18
Eilenora:
Hi Guys.
It is sooo refrshing to be back on here. Havent been here since 2018 when I had my last baby. How are things? I can imagine a lot has changedddd. Ok so i wanna ask, back then, the popular hospitals in Richmond Texas was Oakbend and HNWMC. Has this changed? Are Texas hospitals still being flagged for low prices? Do people still have to look for hospitals that are really pricey to avoid accusations of defrauding Americans of their hard earned money in taxes? what is new guys? from recent posts I can see that people are not disclosing their pregnancies anymore but rather going vis the visit route. All this wasnt the case during my time. My sis is 6 months preggy and has a visa interview end of this month so needs as much information as possible. Kindly help a sister out. She will be staying in Richmond Texas
Gratias
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 11:22am On Apr 18
Thank you

Well I am not going to give birth, but since you got the visa before getting pregnant, you are good to go.

Its best you declare it at POE so its recorded, dont know about LAX though, its Chicago POE I know is crazy and should be avoided

Like someone rightly mentioned earlier, the issue is with DOS and not DHS

All the best

Enigma2021:
congratulations @ibukunpops.

I would like to know if you would be disclosing your pregnancy at the POE or stick to your visit/birthday celebration reason?

I'm also planning on traveling to US via lax airport this April, although I'm just 24 weeks pregnant, I don't know if to disclose my child birth or just stick to visit and vacation.

P.S I got my B1/B2 visa in London for a conference in New York but couldn't travel because of lockdown and restrictions. Now I want to use it for vacation and childbirth
Travel / Re: General German Business And Tourist Visas ONLY by ibukunpops(f): 10:54am On Apr 17
wooow last post was August 2020.

No one is travelling again to Germany?

adeniranfam:
Will they allow those with tourist visa to enter their country ??

I'm doubting if they would allow tourists into their country becox of d pandemic
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 10:02am On Apr 17
I applied for normal visitors visa (B2) but the visa carries B1/B2

My interview was in Lagos, someone helped me get the appoinment

Zinzar:
Thank you for sharing your transcript! Did you apply for a visitors visa or a medical visa?
Was your interview done in lagos or Abuja?

Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 9:58am On Apr 17
No I said I was travelling alone for my brother inlaws surprise 50th birthday

I stayed for about 5 weeks for my second babys birth, travelled at 38weeks on Delta and returned barely 3 weeks after delivery

Yes I said I was going for the birthday and vacation.

Fikky1234:
Congratulations madam, please I will appreciate your response
Did you tell the v o you are traveling with the kids?

When you had your last baby how long did you stay in the u s?

Did you just tell him your are going for vacation?

Thank you
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 11:02pm On Apr 16
I think it will be better someone sends you an invite, alot of people have been denied lately, Covid is till on, going for a vacation right now and staying at an hotel might not be the best approach.

ecton:
Thanks a lot. I'll proceed and self sponsor. Will keep the house updated on the progress.


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Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 10:58pm On Apr 16
VISA ALERT

So I had my appointment on Tuesday and it was successful, visa picked up today

Questions asked by VO
where are you going to
why are you travelling
when was the last time you travelled to the US
how long did you stay for
why did you travel
what do you do
how much do you earn
what countries have you travelled to
how many times have you travelled to the US
what does your husband do
you have children, how many
where are the children right now

Brief history
birthed my son in 2015, birthed my daughter in 2018
I was very scared because of all the stories of people not been able to renew their visa because of child birth, went with both receipts and document, and not one was asked for.

Alot of people where denied, noticed only two approvals before mine, families denied, couple, elderly woman etc, it was a very tensed atmosphere.
Noticed a preggy but she was denied.
Someone going for training in August was approved but he was told to send a mail towards the end of May so he can drop off his passport at DHL as it was too early now

A big thank you to this forum for all the info,

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 10:55pm On Apr 16
VISA ALERT

So I had my appointment on Tuesday and it was successful, visa picked up today

Questions asked by VO
where are you going to
why are you travelling
when was the last time you travelled to the US
how long did you stay for
why did you travel
what do you do
how much do you earn
what countries have you travelled to
how may times have you travelled to the US
what does your husband do
you have children, how many
where are the children right now

Brief history
birthed my son in 2015, birthed my daughter in 2018
I was very scared because of all the stories of people not been able to renew their visa because of child birth, went with both receipts and document, and not one was asked for.

Alot of people where denied, noticed only two approvals before mine, families denied, couple, elderly woman etc, it was a very tensed atmosphere.
Noticed a preggy but she was denied.
Someone going for training in August was approved but he was told to send a mail towards the end of May so he can drop off his passport at DHL as it was too early now

A big thank you to this forum for all the info,

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by ibukunpops(f): 11:03am On Apr 11
No I dont think so, from what he said, it seems they just send everybody there.

Its the reason for his trip (writing the exam) that made his stay at the secondary short.

megastu:
You were triggered for a secondary interview because your visa is expiring this month.

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Travel / Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by ibukunpops(f): 3:11pm On Apr 10
Good Afternoon Everyone,

Need clarification on the 28 days for financial requirement

is the 18,600pounds from the sponsor meant to be in the account for 28 days before the statement is printed out?

Or it is the gross annual icome of the sponsor that should show on the employment letter?

Would appreciate your response.

Thank you
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 8:37am On Apr 08
CAC Docs
Other docs/licenses/certifications for the business where relevant
Invoices/receipts
Business account statement
Personal account statement

Check this thread for other relevant docs


KIDfurniture:
Can anyone guide me on how to apply for UK visit visa as a small business owner in Nigeria. I need list of document to be submitted. Biko , ejo,
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 8:30am On Apr 08
I will suggest you also include her own personal bank statement.

Healhtyliving:
Hello @irenenwaka and fellow nairalander, I am planning to invite my mother over to the UK for a one month visit between June and July all expense paid. Her profile, a petty trader and also helps dad manages his farm business(Both unregistered)
Documents already put together
1) 3months bank statement from me
2) My resident permit (tier 2 )
3) My birth certificate
4) Invitation letter from me to mum. Purpose stated as it's been over a year that my family left Nig to work in the Uk and I'll like her to visit.
5) Letter from my dad that he and my siblings have no problem with my mum visiting the uk
6) Mum's 2 land doc
7) Letter from me to ECO stating my intention to fully sponsor the trip
8 ) Reference letter from my place of work
9) My passport data page
10) My tenancy agreement for a 3 bed house in London.
11) Parents marriage certificate

Is there any other thing I should add to make the application a success.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 10:45pm On Apr 06
See below @Godheard

Debbieeeeeee:

Two people that I know that have declared birthing got refused regardless of the fact that they’ve pre paid and they also paid for their previous birth

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 5:22pm On Mar 31
Thanx alot for these transcript.

All the best with your hubby and the trip.

Thanx

anitakel:



V.O: Goodmorning,

My husband and I: Goodmorning

V.O: What is your relationship?

Me: We are married.

V.O: How long have you been married for ?

Me: 2months

V.O: Can you tell me where you applied for your previous visa?

Me: Dublin,

V.O: Asking my husband(Have you traveled before ?

Husband: No i havent.

V:O: What do you do?

Me: I run a real estate business here in Nigeria.

Husband: My wife and i work together in the same company.

V.O; Were you managing the real estate business from Dublin?

Me: Yes i was

V:O; How much does your company bring in on an average monthly?

Me: 500k, i can show you the statement of account here with me if you want.

V.O: Its ok, i believe you.

V.O; What is the purpose of your trip?

Me: We are going for our honey moon.

V.O: Why Austin?

Me; The last time i travelled, because of time limitation, i couldnt tour round texas and i liked the culture.

V.O: Gives me a the paper to recieve my passport and says passport will be ready in 2-3 working days.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by ibukunpops(f): 5:21pm On Mar 31
Oh!

Thank you for the information.

Debbieeeeeee:

Two people that I know that have declared birthing got refused regardless of the fact that they’ve pre paid and they also paid for their previous birth
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ibukunpops(f): 5:16pm On Mar 31
Its best you ask the agent for the refusal letter so you are sure of what happened exactly.

UK always state the reason(s) for visa refusal.

sandra50:
Please I need assistance the experienced ones here.i applied for a UK visa using an agent who charged me one million hundred thousand naira, which I paid six hundred thousand as part payment but I was denied and the agent refunded me five hundred thousand naira instead.i don't know what he did or what he submitted but he called and said I was denied..i believe I am not banned because nothing was written on my passport..?

So now I want to apply for American visiting visa myself..i have been dating a black American that wants me over there now..he sent me an invitation but it didn't go through because he didn't include his passport number so he went to apply for his passport but they told him they are far behind and it will take sometime for him to get his passport which might take more than four months..he intends to use fiancee visa to bring me over or come here,we get married and he goes back to file for me but he said 8months to 1year is too much for him to wait after marriage..so now he asked me to try visiting visa and see how it goes, if it works fine but if it doesn't then he would have to take off from work and come down..
Please I need good advice from the experienced ones here as I don't know what to do or how to start..thanks


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