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Hi all, my wife is pregnant! :)

Since she came here on a K-1 visa back in September, and her family wasn't able to attend our wedding in Texas, we were wondering if/how/where she could maybe have her baby in the Philippines so her family could be involved.

I do not have insurance, and i would just pay cash for the birth, so does anyone have any information about whether this is a good idea?

I would love to hear from someone who maybe already did this, but any good info is appreciated!

Salamat!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi all, my wife is pregnant! :)

Since she came here on a K-1 visa back in September, and her family wasn't able to attend our wedding in Texas, we were wondering if/how/where she could maybe have her baby in the Philippines so her family could be involved.

I do not have insurance, and i would just pay cash for the birth, so does anyone have any information about whether this is a good idea?

I would love to hear from someone who maybe already did this, but any good info is appreciated!

Salamat!

Pay up Philhealth

also interesting to note..this link http://www.legalzoom.com/marriage-divorce-family-law/family-law-basics/is-your-child-us

therefore sounds like a good idea maybe

hmmm look at this also http://www.babycenter.com/404_at-what-age-is-it-safe-for-my-baby-to-fly_7258.bc

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04/02/2010 I-129f Sent

04/06/2010 I-129f Received

04/07/2010 NOA1

04/09/2010 Touched and check cashed

06/14/2010 Touched!!

06/14/2010 I-129f Approved!!

09/1/2010 Interview Approved!!

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try meeting with a health worker in your area..

i'm pregnant too.. we are from Denton,Tx...and no insurance for me.

since medicaid is for US citizen only why not try

to apply for CHIPS(since there's a lot of mexican in texas they accept it, in other state

they dont have CHIPS. only in Texas so it's your advantage)..

we applied for chips..it helps a lot if you get approve you can

apply for WIC too..lessen the expenses than going back to the phils.

we are planning to go back after giving birth to PHILS.

we dont want to have problem with paper works same time same thing

you will still spend money.

just a suggestion..up to you guys

goodluck!


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Jan. 20/2010 - mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131(FEDex)
Jan. 25/2010 - delivered signed by: JCHYBA (received date)
Feb. 01/2010 - AOS NOA1 date
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Feb. 16/2010 -transferred this case I485 to our CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
Feb. 24/2010 -BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE RECEIVED.
March 23/2010 -approved 131
March 24/2010 BIOMETRICS SCHEDULE 1:00PM
March 24, 2010 I-765 EAD - approved!
March 29/2010 EAD received!
April 29/2010 USCIS updated change of address from TX TO MS
July 7,2010 MY FIRST ULTRASOUND -->> WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!!!!
July 14,2010
The I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE was transferred and is now being processed at a USCIS office. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made.
JULY 27,2010 AOS APPROVED
AUG.12/2010 CHANGE ADDRESS THRU FON AND FILED AR-11
AUG.16/2010 RECEIVED LETTER FROM USCIS THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
AUG.17/2010 - GREENCARD AT LAST!
Nov.18,2010 - Bouncing baby girl named ARIELLE FINES CAMPBELL!
April 2012 - Lifting of condition (1-751)
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I just shared my experience.. since we moved here now in MS and

soon LA..im glad my husband found a good job here with insurance

that includes my pregnancy..thank God!

But i had my first check up in Denton,TX

the social worker filled up the CHIPS

application for us just few questions

then they will tell you to wait

for your CHIP Card in the mail..

(only in texas..not here in MS)


Adjustment Of Status
Jan. 20/2010 - mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131(FEDex)
Jan. 25/2010 - delivered signed by: JCHYBA (received date)
Feb. 01/2010 - AOS NOA1 date
Feb. 03/2010 - case status online last updated for I-485,I-765,I-131
Feb. 05/2010 - received mail NOA1 for I-485,I-765,I-131
Feb. 16/2010 -transferred this case I485 to our CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
Feb. 24/2010 -BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT NOTICE RECEIVED.
March 23/2010 -approved 131
March 24/2010 BIOMETRICS SCHEDULE 1:00PM
March 24, 2010 I-765 EAD - approved!
March 29/2010 EAD received!
April 29/2010 USCIS updated change of address from TX TO MS
July 7,2010 MY FIRST ULTRASOUND -->> WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!!!!
July 14,2010
The I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE was transferred and is now being processed at a USCIS office. You will be notified by mail when a decision is made.
JULY 27,2010 AOS APPROVED
AUG.12/2010 CHANGE ADDRESS THRU FON AND FILED AR-11
AUG.16/2010 RECEIVED LETTER FROM USCIS THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS.
AUG.17/2010 - GREENCARD AT LAST!
Nov.18,2010 - Bouncing baby girl named ARIELLE FINES CAMPBELL!
April 2012 - Lifting of condition (1-751)
May 2012 - Due- welcoming our 2ND Baby and it's a Boy!

f2sh5xp.png

April 1,2013 -permanent resident card received!

August -->>> N-400!!!! can't wait!

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Hi all, my wife is pregnant! smile.gif

Since she came here on a K-1 visa back in September, and her family wasn't able to attend our wedding in Texas, we were wondering if/how/where she could maybe have her baby in the Philippines so her family could be involved.

I do not have insurance, and i would just pay cash for the birth, so does anyone have any information about whether this is a good idea?

I would love to hear from someone who maybe already did this, but any good info is appreciated!

Salamat!

My daughter was born in the PI province, we used a private hospital and the doctor who gave my wife prenatal care did the delivery, lucky for us she was a very competent doctor. Make sure you find a doctor that's skilled in all aspects of child birth, that includes medical procedures involving surgery, make sure he/she can do the bikini line 'cut' C.S. if and when it may need to be done.

This type of surgery is common in the US but not wildly used in the PI, especially in the provinces. Youll will need to pay your bill in cash, and before they will discharge your wife and baby....

Do Your Homework when looking for an able doctor!

Good Luck!


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

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Hi all, my wife is pregnant! :)

Since she came here on a K-1 visa back in September, and her family wasn't able to attend our wedding in Texas, we were wondering if/how/where she could maybe have her baby in the Philippines so her family could be involved.

I do not have insurance, and i would just pay cash for the birth, so does anyone have any information about whether this is a good idea?

I would love to hear from someone who maybe already did this, but any good info is appreciated!

Salamat!

Congratulations! :thumbs:

I am unfamiliar with the hospitals in Cebu. However, I know the approximate costs of NSD and cesarean section deliveries. (Had some training at a Philippine hospital)

Uncomplicated NSD (normal, spontaneous delivery) range between P18,000-P25,000 (~$400-$550). If there are complications (i.e. preeclampsia, hemorrhage), it will increase costs and most likely hospital stay.

Cesarean section deliveries are, naturally, more expensive. They range anywhere from P25,000-P35,000 (~$550-$750). This includes the use of operating room, anesthetics, doctors' fees, etc. The hospital stay is also longer with CS deliveries.

You are NOT REQUIRED to have insurance in the Philippines. Most people, though, are unable to pay in cash; and thus need some financial aid. OTOH, in your case, $1000 is cheap for hospital expenses.

Some of my family members and friends had their deliveries in the Philippines. The cost was the least of our problems. It feels great to have great medical care, without the ridiculous cost.

I think it's a great idea to go to the Philippines, if the lack of insurance is your primary concern. However, keep in mind that expectant mothers cannot travel during their 3rd trimester (7 months and beyond), IIRC. Better to confirm the regulations with your airlines. Anyway, I hope this helps some.


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02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
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03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
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11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

When I first read the title of this topic, I wasn't thinking of cost as much as legal status.

If my fiance (soon to be wife) were to get pregnant (after our marriage in the US and completion of the first AOS), is there going to be any legal immigration issues with the child born back in the Philippines? Maybe this is just a silly question but I had the thought so figured I would ask/mention it here.

The only real thing I know for sure is that the child could never run for President in the U.S. if not born in the U.S. or on a U.S. military base hospital.

Adam


----------------K1 Journey---------------

02/01/2010 - Sent I-129F sent to CSC Express Mail

02/03/2010 - Date on NOA1

02/09/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy arrived in mail

03/18/2010 - NOA2 approval mailed by CSC (per USCIS.org)43 Days from NOA1

03/23/2010 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received

06/18/2010 - Interview Passed PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!! PINK!!!!

07/02/2010 - Visa received!

07/03/2010 & 07/05/2010 - PRISM Seminar & CFO Sticker (We are all set

08/08/2010 - May's POE Detroit, MI USA

09/24/2010 - Received SSN Card

10/08/2010 - Wedding

----------------AOS Journey---------------

12/07/2010 - Submitted AOS/EAD Package

12/14/2010 - NOA1 Received

12/27/2010 - Biometrics Completed

01/20/2011 - AOS Transfered to CSC

01/26/2011 - AOS Received by CSC

02/16/2011 - EAD Approved

N/A - AOS Appointment

02/22/2011 - AOS Appproved

02/26/2011 - EAD Card Received

02/27/2011 - Green Card Received

01/19/2013 - Mailed I-751

##/##/2013 - NOA1 Received

##/##/2013 - BIometrics Appointment

##/##/2013 - Interview

##/##/2013 - 10 Year Green Card Issued

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Hi all, my wife is pregnant! :)

Since she came here on a K-1 visa back in September, and her family wasn't able to attend our wedding in Texas, we were wondering if/how/where she could maybe have her baby in the Philippines so her family could be involved.

I do not have insurance, and i would just pay cash for the birth, so does anyone have any information about whether this is a good idea?

I would love to hear from someone who maybe already did this, but any good info is appreciated!

Salamat!

keep in mind that you have to file for CRBA for your baby after


03.14.2011 -------I-751 sent overnight

03.15.2011 -------package says "Delivered"

03.30.2011 -------ASC Appointment Notice Received

04.22.2011 -------Biometrics Appointment

08.29.2011--------APPROVED! GC RECEIVED!

I'm the wife of an American Soldier;

I'm the hope that lives within him after storm clouded days.

The freedom from war that gives wings to his heart,

May they reach across the miles and bind our hearts together

against all that we must face in this world.

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The only real thing I know for sure is that the child could never run for President in the U.S. if not born in the U.S. or on a U.S. military base hospital.

Adam

That is not true. A child born to an USC parent, is deemed to be a natural-born citizen and is eligible to run for the POTUS, irrespective of his place of birth. This is because US grants natural born citizenship through jus sanguinis (by blood) and jus soli (by soil). As long as you meet either one of the condition, you are deemed to be a natural born citizen and can run for POTUS. Some fulfil both conditions, others just one. That is, you can be born in the U.S. to USC parents. You can be born in the U.S. to Indian parents on a vacation. You can be born to USC parents on a vacation in France. All three scenarios will result in a natural born USC. Only naturalized citizens are ineligible to run for POTUS.

As long as you file a CRBA and get the child a US passport after the birth, it will be fine.

Edited by sachinky

03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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When I first read the title of this topic, I wasn't thinking of cost as much as legal status.

If my fiance (soon to be wife) were to get pregnant (after our marriage in the US and completion of the first AOS), is there going to be any legal immigration issues with the child born back in the Philippines? Maybe this is just a silly question but I had the thought so figured I would ask/mention it here.

The only real thing I know for sure is that the child could never run for President in the U.S. if not born in the U.S. or on a U.S. military base hospital.

Adam

Legally the child will need CRBA and a US passport. For any children born outside the United States may become citizens after birth based on their parent's citizenship or naturalization.

Biological or adopted children who regularly reside outside of the United States may qualify for naturalization under section 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA),

At least one parent is a U.S. citizen or, if deceased, the parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of death. The U.S. citizen parent or his or her U.S. citizen parent has (or at the time of death had) been physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for at least 5 years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of 14.

The one thing I'm not sure about, is the word (regularly) the child would not regularly reside out side the US. I would contact USEM for a clear definition and proper procedure. Most likely the US citizen parent will need to file for CRBA at USEM.


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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That is not true. A child born to an USC parent, is deemed to be a natural-born citizen and is eligible to run for the POTUS, irrespective of his place of birth. This is because US grants natural born citizenship through jus sanguinis (by blood) and jus soli (by soil). As long as you meet either one of the condition, you are deemed to be a natural born citizen and can run for POTUS. Some fulfil both conditions, others just one. That is, you can be born in the U.S. to USC parents. You can be born in the U.S. to Indian parents on a vacation. You can be born to USC parents on a vacation in France. All three scenarios will result in a natural born USC. Only naturalized citizens are ineligible to run for POTUS.

As long as you file a CRBA and get the child a US passport after the birth, it will be fine.

You are not quite correct. There are residency requirements for the U.S. citizen parent. One of the rumors dogging President Obama.


April 24, 2010: Married in Butuan City
May 23, 2010: Submitted I-130
May 28, 2010: NOA-1 Received
October 19, 2010: NOA-2 Received
October 26, 2010: Case Number Assigned
October 28, 2010: IIN Received
November 3, 2010: AOS paid
November 5, 2010: AOS status "PAID". Sent AOS packet
November 6, 2010: DS-3032 email received. Emailed DS-3032
November 8, 2010: IV paid, DS-3032 accepted
November 10, 2010: IV status "PAID". Sent IV packet
November 15, 2010: IV received at NVC
November 22, 2010: False Checklist for missing DS-230
November 29, 2010: AOS + IV entered into system
December 4, 2010: SIF, Case Completed
December 6, 2010: Interview Scheduled
December 27-28, 2010: Passed Physical
January 6, 2011: Interview @ 0830 Approved
January 14, 2011: Visa received
January 31, 2011: CFO seminar completed
February 11, 2011: POE- LAX

Removal of Conditions
January 8, 2013: Mailed I-751
January 10,2013: NOA1
February 6, 2013: Biometrics Appoint.

June 4, 2013: Received I-797 NOA removal of conditions
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You are not quite correct. There are residency requirements for the U.S. citizen parent. One of the rumors dogging President Obama.

At least one parent is a U.S. citizen or, if deceased, the parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of death. The U.S. citizen parent or his or her U.S. citizen parent has (or at the time of death had) been physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for at least 5 years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of 14.

This being only one in the list of residency requirements, not to mention all the rest of requirements you need to provide and establish. Been there done that!


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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