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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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Wow, I dont know where to start but I really appreciate if you can share some thoughts on this.

Situation: I have a pending F2A for my wife and daughter with a priority date of MAY 2010. 1 month movement per month would make their visa's available in September. Now, I just came home from a month vacation in the Philippines, and right inside the plane when I landed in LAX, I recieved an email of a pregnancy test with two lines in it. I am very excited but of course I also got nervous about other issues that would directly be involved with this. Due will be around February 2013.

Issue 1: If she arrives in the U.S before she gives birth I dont think any health insurance would accept her with her being pregnant. I am not sure with medi-cal but I read that immigrants with less than 5 yrs of being a resident is not eligible for this except for emergency medicaid in which I assume would be if she is already in labor and I called 911. Her first pregnancy was via CS method and that makes this even more complicated with cost and stuff. I have an individual health insurance and I am not sure that I can just add her.

Issue 2: If she gives birth in the Philippines after the interview, I think there is a 6 month time frame where you have to leave or else the visa will be revoked? Issues here would be that I think getting the new born's birth certificate to be NSO certified takes 6 months? Plus the fact that you need to add the baby also to the petition after you get the NSO copy takes time.

Please let me know of anything., any information.

Thanks in advance

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Issue 1: If she arrives in the U.S before she gives birth I dont think any health insurance would accept her with her being pregnant. I am not sure with medi-cal but I read that immigrants with less than 5 yrs of being a resident is not eligible for this except for emergency medicaid in which I assume would be if she is already in labor and I called 911. Her first pregnancy was via CS method and that makes this even more complicated with cost and stuff. I have an individual health insurance and I am not sure that I can just add her.

long as you have a marriage certificate, you can add her to your insurance at additional cost.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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The child will be a USC on birth, you might need to jump through a few hoops to get the passport.

She will not be here before the birth anyway.


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Wow, I dont know where to start but I really appreciate if you can share some thoughts on this.

Situation: I have a pending F2A for my wife and daughter with a priority date of MAY 2010. 1 month movement per month would make their visa's available in September. Now, I just came home from a month vacation in the Philippines, and right inside the plane when I landed in LAX, I recieved an email of a pregnancy test with two lines in it. I am very excited but of course I also got nervous about other issues that would directly be involved with this. Due will be around February 2013.

Issue 1: If she arrives in the U.S before she gives birth I dont think any health insurance would accept her with her being pregnant. I am not sure with medi-cal but I read that immigrants with less than 5 yrs of being a resident is not eligible for this except for emergency medicaid in which I assume would be if she is already in labor and I called 911. Her first pregnancy was via CS method and that makes this even more complicated with cost and stuff. I have an individual health insurance and I am not sure that I can just add her.

Issue 2: If she gives birth in the Philippines after the interview, I think there is a 6 month time frame where you have to leave or else the visa will be revoked? Issues here would be that I think getting the new born's birth certificate to be NSO certified takes 6 months? Plus the fact that you need to add the baby also to the petition after you get the NSO copy takes time.

Please let me know of anything., any information.

Thanks in advance

1. You can add your wife to your insurance using you marriage Certificate together with her SSN. But i understand that most insurance have thier schedule when you can enroll family member so better check.

2. NSO Certificate, you can have it less than a month after filling at the local civil registrar. Mine, I got married Oct 29, filed Nov 12 and had my NSO Marriage Certificate Nov. 24.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Wow, I dont know where to start but I really appreciate if you can share some thoughts on this.

Situation: I have a pending F2A for my wife and daughter with a priority date of MAY 2010. 1 month movement per month would make their visa's available in September. Now, I just came home from a month vacation in the Philippines, and right inside the plane when I landed in LAX, I recieved an email of a pregnancy test with two lines in it. I am very excited but of course I also got nervous about other issues that would directly be involved with this. Due will be around February 2013.

Issue 1: If she arrives in the U.S before she gives birth I dont think any health insurance would accept her with her being pregnant. I am not sure with medi-cal but I read that immigrants with less than 5 yrs of being a resident is not eligible for this except for emergency medicaid in which I assume would be if she is already in labor and I called 911. Her first pregnancy was via CS method and that makes this even more complicated with cost and stuff. I have an individual health insurance and I am not sure that I can just add her.

Issue 2: If she gives birth in the Philippines after the interview, I think there is a 6 month time frame where you have to leave or else the visa will be revoked? Issues here would be that I think getting the new born's birth certificate to be NSO certified takes 6 months? Plus the fact that you need to add the baby also to the petition after you get the NSO copy takes time.

Please let me know of anything., any information.

Thanks in advance

Emergency medicaid typically includes pregnancy. Medicaid is a state-run program, but I know in my state the only people who are eligible for it anymore (due to budget cuts) are people under 18 and pregnant people (both regardless of citizenship status). Pregnancy coverage on Medicaid in my state lasts from proof of pregnancy (a doctor signing a form) until 6 weeks after the birth. The child is automatically covered.

That said, if you have insurance through an employer, she should be able to get covered right away since you won't have to worry about pregnancy being a "pre-existing condition". That would be the best way to go if it is an option.


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Here is a couple of ways to add a dependent to insurance without waiting for open enrollment.

1. Marriage (Need to do with in 30 days)

2. Change in Insurance Status. Ie. If she loses her current insurance, she is eligible. Basically,

if she loses her current insurance in the Philippines because of immigration, you should be able

to add her on your current insurance.

regards,

dc

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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long as you have a marriage certificate, you can add her to your insurance at additional cost.

Thanks! I will look into this, although, my insurance is individual and based from what I read, individual insurance has pregnancy clause so they would not be able to cover pregnancy?

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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1. You can add your wife to your insurance using you marriage Certificate together with her SSN. But i understand that most insurance have thier schedule when you can enroll family member so better check.

2. NSO Certificate, you can have it less than a month after filling at the local civil registrar. Mine, I got married Oct 29, filed Nov 12 and had my NSO Marriage Certificate Nov. 24.

Thanks for the response!

My insurance is individual, I just pay for it myself, I'll check on this but based on what I read only group insurance does not have the pregnancy clause. So even if I add her, the pregnancy will not be covered until after she gives birth?

For the NSO, did you get married in Manila, plus submitted the Cert in Manila? Because I heard that in the province it takes up to 6 months? So better she submits the documents directly in Manila?

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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Emergency medicaid typically includes pregnancy. Medicaid is a state-run program, but I know in my state the only people who are eligible for it anymore (due to budget cuts) are people under 18 and pregnant people (both regardless of citizenship status). Pregnancy coverage on Medicaid in my state lasts from proof of pregnancy (a doctor signing a form) until 6 weeks after the birth. The child is automatically covered.

That said, if you have insurance through an employer, she should be able to get covered right away since you won't have to worry about pregnancy being a "pre-existing condition". That would be the best way to go if it is an option.

Thanks for the time to reply. Although I do have insurance, its individual via Anthem. I would have to ask whether they allow adding of spouse and since my insurance is not group, if they still would check pre existing conditions. If she gets here during her trimester, the case would be that she already had her prenatal visits in the Philippines and just needs a couple more prenatal here in the US before delivery.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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If you have health insurance at your workplace, ask your HR department about what/when your can add your wife and child. You can also find out when the open enrollment period is as well.

Unfortunately its just individual insurance for me, I am paying by myself. But I'll check with them. Thanks for the response

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Philippines
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Here is a couple of ways to add a dependent to insurance without waiting for open enrollment.

1. Marriage (Need to do with in 30 days)

2. Change in Insurance Status. Ie. If she loses her current insurance, she is eligible. Basically,

if she loses her current insurance in the Philippines because of immigration, you should be able

to add her on your current insurance.

regards,

dc

We are already married since 2008, so #1 can't happen I think. Since she will be just new here I think pre existing conditions exist.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Belarus
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Most individual insurance plans that offer pregnancy coverage have waiting periods before they kicks in, so you would not be covered for the pregnancy until that waiting period is up. It's more than likely your wife would not be covered even if you were to add her with pregnancy coverage, since she is already pregnant.

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