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Hi! My family applied for the tourist visa. My father and sister got approved, however, they require some additional documentation for my mom. One of my sisters is a US citizen and when the immigration officer came to know she asked about how was she born and other details.

This was almost 15 years ago during my mom's second visit to the country.

My dad mentioned that my mom had complications with their child before my sister so they thought it would better to have her born in US as there is better medical assistance. However, another primary reason was that my aunt had a major car accident and she needed someone to take care of her.

My mom was the only person besides my father and grandmother who had the visa. My aunt and grandmother insist her to visit her and she agreed. My dad didn't mention this reason though.

The immigration officer needs to know how her expenses were paid. She wants us to get the billing documents from the hospital which the hospital wouldn't approve to give us until my mom is physical in the US.

So we figured out that it was paid by medicaid. My mom was rushed to ER and she had no idea how the system works there. She was asked for her passport and she gave that to the hospital. My aunt's family took care of everything. She didn't have any idea about it due to her medical condition.

She stayed there over a month after the delivery and never received any bill.

Payment is not a problem today and even back then. It's just that my dad thought, it was taken care off by my family in the US.

Since we can't get the bill from hospital. The other option the immigration officer gave us was to write the whole story and email it to her.

My question is how complicated is this case?

Much thanks.


USCIS
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NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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So they planned to give birth in the US and left without paying the bill for it? Is that right?


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02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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It's not a complicated case as such, but she is unlikely to get another visa until the bills are paid in full.


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So they planned to give birth in the US and left without paying the bill for it? Is that right?

Yes! My dad wasn't there with her and she was told that it's been taken care off.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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It's not a complicated case as such, but she is unlikely to get another visa until the bills are paid in full.

Oh ok. So should we mention in the letter that we can make the payment?

As for paying the bill, the problem here is that the hospital wouldn't give any details until she is here in person and complete the documentation.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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Oh ok. So should we mention in the letter that we can make the payment?

As for paying the bill, the problem here is that the hospital wouldn't give any details until she is here in person and complete the documentation.

You are aware what a birth Can run up to for a birth In the US ?

Yes! My dad wasn't there with her and she was told that it's been taken care off.

Well guess it wasn't. Make sure to pay it. Will the give the documents to your father?


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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her Medicaid bill will need to be paid in full before she is allowed back to the US.

Ok but the issue is that the hospital won't give out any billing information until she is in the country and sign the authorization form.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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You are aware what a birth Can run up to for a birth In the US ?

Well guess it wasn't. Make sure to pay it. Will the give the documents to your father?

They told me over the phone that she is only person who can get it and she has to be here in person to sign the authorization form.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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They told me over the phone that she is only person who can get it and she has to be here in person to sign the authorization form.

Well that can't happen... There most be another way


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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Well that can't happen... There most be another way

I spoke to them over the phone yesterday and I asked her if there is any other way to do that and she told no. I can call them again and probably talk to a supervisor or someone in detail.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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Quite a conundrum.

Escalate it if you have to. I bet if you told them you have a credit card in your hand ready to pay, that bill would be flying through the fax line.

In the US, medical records are protected and not easily obtained.

But like others have said, the bill needs to be paid and cleared up.

Why did your father think your family in the US would take care of it? Did they tell him they would?

Was the physical bill sent to an address (your aunt's)? If so then your family would have came across it. could be along shot but they MAY still have it in their possession.

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Quite a conundrum.

Escalate it if you have to. I bet if you told them you have a credit card in your hand ready to pay, that bill would be flying through the fax line.

In the US, medical records are protected and not easily obtained.

But like others have said, the bill needs to be paid and cleared up.

Why did your father think your family in the US would take care of it? Did they tell him they would?

Was the physical bill sent to an address (your aunt's)? If so then your family would have came across it. could be along shot but they MAY still have it in their possession.

Yes, that's what he was told. She stayed there for over a month and nothing was sent. We spoke to our family and they don't have any billing as it's been 15 years.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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Oh ok. So should we mention in the letter that we can make the payment?

As for paying the bill, the problem here is that the hospital wouldn't give any details until she is here in person and complete the documentation.

Simple just mention of the bill were not taking care off, you' will be more than please to take care of it now. Also provide evidence of you having the funds to pay the hospital. Just know hospital bills can be up to $10,000 or even more depending on how complicated it was. Don't say something just for saying sake. Edited by Caykay1

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Simple just mention of the bill were not taking care off, you' will be more than please to take care of it now. Also provide evidence of you having the funds to pay the hospital. Just know hospital bills can be up to $10,000 or even more depending on how complicated it was. Don't say something just for saying sake.

Alright, Thanks! Paying off shouldn't be a problem.


USCIS
-------------------------------------

NOA 1 May 28, 2013

Transferred to CSC Dec 19, 2013

NOA 2 Dec 24, 2013

NVC

------------------------------------

NVC Received case Jan 06, 2014

Case # assigned Jan 29, 2014
Received DS-261 Feb 05, 2014

Submitted DS-261 Feb 06, 2014

AOS Bill Invoiced Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill paid Feb 06, 2014
AOS Bill stauts "PAID" Feb 10, 2014

DS-261 Accpeted March 6, 2014

IV Application Bill available March 7, 2014

IV Application Bill paid March 15, 2014
Received DS-260
March 18, 2014

AOS sent April 18th,2014
IV packages sent April 16, 2014

Case Completed May 16th, 2014

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