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|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 11:04pm On Dec 13, 2018|
US citizens do not need PPR because they don't need a visa to travel to Canada. When you receive a PPR, only your child passport photo will be requested. Then you'll get the COPR.
Please Google it if in doubt.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:55pm On Dec 13, 2018|
I am speaking from an angle of experience. Please check with others who got Can PPR. Or enquire on the CIC website.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:53pm On Dec 13, 2018|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:09pm On Dec 10, 2018|
From experience, your US child won't get Canadian PPR. You choose Canada or US. No tri-citizenship as implied.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:34pm On Jun 06, 2018|
[quote author=Temitee15 post=68244937]Hello house,
I’m new here a friend sent this link cos of the confused state I’ve been in. Tried reading up but I ll just rather ask for your opinion on my issue. I got a tourist visa in 2016, was about 2 months pregnant then but I wasn’t even asked if pregnant, neither did I declare it. I was to use it for a conference which I attended in December that year and came back. A month after, I travelled back to have my baby. A year after I travelled on vacation, now my visa would expire in Sept and I’m expecting the second baby. Do I go ahead to do a drop box to renew my tourist visa or do I apply for a medical visa? What are my chances?[/quote
Expiration date is very far from your January EDD, so anyhow, you'd have to renew unless you wanna go sit in the US for 3 months before delivery.
If you've got enough cash, you may consider using the visa one more time before it expires.
Otherwise, just renew and if it's via drop box, brace up for a follow up interview if you are called in for additional explanation.
All the best.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 2:02am On May 24, 2018|
Call them on this number. +234 811 975 3844 Nigeria Immigration Service
They are typically very helpful.
Also, they send the approval within 48hours of travel date.
Call them and you'll be sorted.
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|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 2:44am On Apr 27, 2018|
Honestly, I don't know why we are like this as a people. It's painful sha...I've been wondering about all the recent denials and 221g follow up interviews.
We just over exploit opportunities and don't consider who is coming behind...
Anyways, best wishes to everyone waiting for their visa interviews and follow up appointments. May those with genuine intents win! And if you ever considered migrating, please do it the right way.
I still have a sense that the recent attention to the 'why do you want to have a baby in the US?' & requirement to state 'dual citizenship' is a step by the consulates to stack up evidence against granting visas to pregnant women...#justmythoughts.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 2:35am On Apr 27, 2018|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:26pm On Apr 26, 2018|
Found this on another platform and it may explain, in part, the reason for the recent spike in visa denials.
Sad story but just thought to share.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 4:00am On Apr 03, 2018|
West Houston Medical Center, Richmond Avenue. Houston, Texas.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 5:43pm On Mar 29, 2018|
Interesting. Have you considered expediting your appointment based on medical reasons?
I'm assuming you are pregnant. Or is the interview for you and hubby?
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 4:14pm On Mar 27, 2018|
Correct. From experience, if your economy class ticket is not a promo ticket and your layover is up to 8 hours, you are entitled to complimentary hotel accommodation (within or outside the airport) depends on availability. You get to pay for your food though unless your layover is up to 11 hours, then a food voucher is provided.
Otherwise, you can stay in their quiet room (no bed) with complimentary breakfast.
To firm up the complimentary hotel arrangement, you'll call their office and they'll send you a document to be presented at the Doha counter on arrival.
Applies on both legs if it's a return ticket.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 12:59am On Mar 18, 2018|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 9:43am On Mar 05, 2018|
@kalelbinl My thoughts exactly. How long was she stamped in for? We are assuming 6 months or was it otherwise? & what duration did she state at the POE? Was she referred to secondary inspection at POE? Can she recall the conversation and can you post the transcript? The answer may be in the details.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 11:34pm On Feb 11, 2018|
Got these from some recent poe reports. Hope it's helpful. You can search for more. Regards.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:12pm On Jan 21, 2018|
Good evening all, Trust you've had a pleasant weekend. Just thought to throw this question in here cos I've been wondering...so
1. with all these Trump drama on immigration et al, what are the implications for our children who acquire dual citizenship but end up living outside the US?
2. If you had the option of exploring Canadian immigration for your family, would you rather invest in a Canadian immigration option which covers you and your kids-including Nigerian born OR would you invest it in birthing your baby in the US which has an advantage of better healthcare, safer Maternal care and dual citizenship for your baby?
I don't know too much about US immigration but given its seeming 'volatility' with Trump's administration, I've just been thinking and thought it might be an interesting discuss here based on our common interests of giving birth in the US.
Looking forward to your take on this subject.
@justwise, nefertiti and other gurus.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 7:59pm On Jan 16, 2018|
For ticket hunters, GT is running a promo with Qatar...40 off prices. Ends today. Promo code is NGGTBGT.
Just learnt about it.
You need to pay with a GT master card though.
Also, check the terms and conditions on the Qatar website.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 7:58pm On Jan 16, 2018|
For ticket hunters, GTBank is running a promo with Qatar...40 off prices. Ends today. Promo code is NGGTBGT.
Just learnt about it.
You need to pay with a GTBank master card though.
Also, check the terms and conditions on the Qatar website.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 9:40pm On Dec 27, 2017|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by zoemummy: 10:57pm On Dec 26, 2017|
Hello Justwise, please don't what? Kindly clarify what you are instructing against. Thanks.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 1:52am On Dec 24, 2017|
Female VO tinz...just my thoughts. Pls avoid them when possible.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 9:46pm On Oct 19, 2017|
Yes, I picked up my passport before the interview. That was how I knew I had to schedule an appointment. God's best!
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 11:04pm On Oct 06, 2017|
My 2cents on this question is that the application of medicaid (involving tax payers funds) must require some form of 'signed' documentation wherein you'd need to complete and sign a request form. The request will be processed and you accept the financial aid. I reckon it is not something that can be received by the beneficiary 'unknowingly'. I stand to be corrected though.
See screenshots below and note the key words 'application' and 'enrolment'. They are both very conscious activities.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 1:46pm On Oct 03, 2017|
Here's the checklist I prepared as a guide for the 221G follow up interview. Hope it's useful to someone now or in the future...I thank God for the outcome of the appointment.
Records of birth and compliance of payments & Length of Stay
[ ]Zero balance statements
[ ]Birth certificate
[ ]Baby's passport
[ ]SSN and verification of birth facts
[ ]1st birthday pictures & family pix
[ ]Immunisation records
[ ]Flight bookings and tickets for childbirth trip
Current financial and employment standing
[ ]Bank Account statements
[ ]Hubby's bank statements
[ ]Copy of hubby's work ID card
[ ]Letter of introduction from employer
[ ]Work Payslips
[ ]My work ID card
[ ]Budget sheet for exams trip
Purpose of visit
[ ]Exam registration doc
[ ]Emails from HR
[ ]Confirmation of exam center
Proof of pregnancy after application
[ ]Letter from hospital
[ ]Scan reports
Proof of non-reliance on Govt funds
[ ]Letter of invitation
[ ]Ticket booking for next trip
[ ]Planned funds for next trip
Consideration to birth in the US
[ ]Mail exchange with Dr. La
[ ]Pending confirmation of payment
[ ]Budget sheet...just in case
[ ]Proof of available funds and financial support if required
[ ]Refund from HMO for last birth
Proof of appointment
[ ]221g form
[ ]DS160 form
[ ]Follow up appointment confirmation
[ ]Passport photos
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|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 1:37pm On Oct 03, 2017|
House ee eh! Back to share my testimony
So based on all the feedback I received during my last post, I prepared physically and spiritually (with prayers).
Booked the follow up interview, prepared a checklist as a guide, gathered zero balance statements, pictures, my ticket itinerary from the child birth etc. Prepared a burden of proof as if I was attending for the first time (even the consular staff were looking at my FAT file like 'kilode'. I just kept a straight face ). Let them know that I'm not playing here...
So got to VO (there were two vacant booths but I chose the male VO over the female one...I've heard stories about female VOs and girls were not smiling), interview was 2 minutes...
VO: Good morning madam
ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: The last time you were here, you told the officer you'd be in the US for 2 weeks
ME: (utterly shocked ) 2 weeks! No! I'd said I'd be in school for 2 weeks, then stay back to have my baby.
VO: checks his screen again, types for a few seconds though it seemed like 1 hour (while I opened my file, just reconfirming document positions for dishing out )
VO: Hands my passport in for processing...Sorry madam, you were called in by mistake. Your visa will be ready in 3 days.
Before I could say anything else, he had bid me good bye and beckoned to the next person.
So I carried my burden of proof o, stepped out...considered walking back in to see if I could offer more info so that he'll help me write that I'm pregnant now but I was just directed out.
Na so my waka go o. Now I can focus on my exams. Thanks everyone for the moral support during this time
Moral of the story...'Clean hands' always pay and ensure you keep your records and documents straight and safe. Most of all, Trust God for ALL things. I over prepared for the follow up interview, but angels had gone ahead to also over prepare.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 6:40pm On Sep 13, 2017|
Yaaayeee! @Justwise it's such a delight to read from you after almost 2 years.
Thanks a lot for the response. With all the comments here, my thoughts are getting clearer.
Thanks house! God bless you!
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 10:57am On Sep 13, 2017|
[quote author=Ramj post=60407746]
Thank you @Ramj
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 10:52am On Sep 13, 2017|
[quote author=Babatwi post=60405518]
To answer your questions, it was a B1/B2 visa. It was my first US visa and at the interview, the purpose of travel was to give birth-same hospital, same doctor. All bills were paid and there were no complications.
My renewal application was in early August.
As recommended, I'll prepare for the interview like it's the first with my exam registration docs as well. Then pray for God's favour and wisdom.
I appreciate your feedback.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by zoemummy: 6:26am On Sep 13, 2017|
Good morning house, thank God for this thread. Kudos to everyone who's kept it going. I was here 2 years ago and received a lot of guidance on my 'missionary' journey and I'm happy I was able to give back afterwards.
I'd like to know if anyone in the house has ever had to or knows anyone who had to attend a 'follow up' interview after a drop box application and how it went i.e docs required etc. It's my first renewal after I had my baby in 2015 and I didn't overstay or owe. I have my zero balance statements for all the major payments and I have called the 2 providers whose zero balance statements I do not yet have. They have agreed to send it to the US address where I stayed. I reckon I'll also need employment docs and statements again, which I'm putting together. I'd appreciate a guide on this.
While I was applying for the renewal in early August (visa expires Sept 22nd), the intention was to visit in November and write my CFA exams but a week+ later, I found out I am pregnant-still getting over the news, but I thank God who is perfect in his ways.
Although the pregnancy is still early, I would like to mention it during the follow up interview even though giving birth in the US would be an option B for me (I'm considering another country because of earlier plans for school). Would this pose an issue, given that I didn't mention it (I was not aware) at the time I completed my ds-160 form?
Would appreciate your thoughts, comments or experience sharing on this.
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