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Hi guys! Me and my husband are 6 weeks pregnant! We are thinking to give birth in the Philippines since I don't have a family here that would help me or accompany me. This is our first child and I could tell it's really hard having no one with me the whole day. Can someone please enlighten us with the process of our child bringing it to the U.S. after giving birth in P.I? Do we need to file I-130? How much the fees we're looking at? Thanks in Advance!

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Check out CRBA forum and check with USEM for other requirements.http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

You can always touch base at the Phil. Regional Forum.

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GO TO US consulate AND REQUEST certificate OF birth ABROAD and passports

We took my son at 3 months AND OUR 18 month old daughter AND in less THAN a month They were a US CITIZEN

EASY PROCESS

Congratulacions and best wishes to you


Met June 2011

Baby 1 dob      Jan 28, 2013

Baby 2 dob     March 15, 2014

Baby 3 dob     May 11, 2018

Got married February 5, 2014:

USCIS: February 1, 2014:

Sent I-130: February 17, 2014:

NOA1 to NVC August 18, 2014:

Case Complete NVC March 17, 2015

Letter and instructions from NVC for INTERVIEW March 27, 2015

__________________________________________________________

Medical Exam May 26, 2015

Bio-metrics Appt. May 27, 2015 -

INTERVIEW DAY May 28, 2015 - APPROVED!!!!!!!!

VISA RECEIVED: June 4, 2015

Point of Entry: JULY 14, 2015

SS Card Received: JULY 22, 2015

Green Card Received: AUGUST 27, 2015

__________________________________________

LIFTING CONDITIONS

Date Filed: April 15, 2017

Bio Appt:    June 1, 2017

I551 Stamp: YES - November 17, 2017

NOA:   Feb 16, 2018

Approved: Aug 2, 2018

10yr GC rec'd: AUG 9, 2018

 

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to CRBA forum.

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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By no means clear that the OP can pass on US Citizenship, can you?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Be prepared for a DNA before getting any American documents. Hopefully that kid is for ur husband if not hopefully ur husband will claim him/her rather than abandoning you guys.

I very much doubt DNA tests will be required in this case, as the Op and her husband live together in the USA in a bonafide marriage and simply wish to give birth abroad for family reasons.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Be prepared for a DNA before getting any American documents. Hopefully that kid is for ur husband if not hopefully ur husband will claim him/her rather than abandoning you guys.

Slow down. Of course it is our kid. Lol. Hope you read everything first before making this kind of comment because I find it kinda insensitive one. My husband is in the military and we are thinking the future cuz he is possibly getting deployed soon. Thanks for the input though!

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Slow down. Of course it is our kid. Lol. Hope you read everything first before making this kind of comment because I find it kinda insensitive one. My husband is in the military and we are thinking the future cuz he is possibly getting deployed soon. Thanks for the input though!

That was a insensitive statement to make. Ignore it. There are people here who give genuine advice.

If both parents are US citizens, the process is v easy but if one is US citizen and the other not, then there is some paperwork involved.

You can get a CRBA done for your baby from the nearest consulate/embassy where the baby will be born. Plus the US passport and SSN is part of the same process. If you are in a bonafide marriage, i doubt they will order the DNA test. It depends on factors like high cases of fraud from that consulate or children born out of wedlock or if you get a consular officer who just wants to give you trouble.

Best of luck. You can find detailed information from the US consulate/embassy serving your area in Philippines.

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The way the OP worded the post it appeared Husband was in PI and she was a USC but probably by naturalisation.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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**One non responsive and non constructive post removed. Either answer the OP's questions or do not post.**


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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While I was in the Philippines with my wife, we met a pinay that decided to go back there to have her baby.

Long story short, she had to leave the baby with the family and go back to the U.S. while they waited for the birth certificate from NSO.

The point, it could take a while, especially getting the BC from NSO. I would not recommend it, but if you're gonna be there a while anyway....

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I am married to a Filipina, and this is a rather common thing to happen with child birth, going back to the Phils., to have the baby.

I would go to a visa company, (its real cheap) and let them do all the paper work, and even most of the leg work.

for about 150.00 you could just sit back and let some one else do all the work.

There are some good companies in the Phils, a friend used "Rapid Visa" and no problems, this is not a "plug" for that company, as there are many good companies that do this for you.

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