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We began filing our CR1 13 months ago and are at the stage where NVC is (re)checking our documents. A few days ago, I found out I (the Canadian) am pregnant. I sought advice from a group on Facebook and many have told me that in my interview they will tell me I can not move until after the baby is born. Just curious if anyone has experienced this. Obviously, I would like to be living with my husband by then but if it can’t be then it can’t be. 

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Why on earth not? Makes no sense.


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I would find new friends on Facebook. You can move as soon as your visa is approved and your passport has been returned to you. Since you’re coming over from Canada, are you coming by land? If so, you don’t even need to consider the cut-off point for being permitted to fly whilst pregnant. 


 

 

 

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Congrats.  You can come in Pregnant.  If your give birth in Canada make sure your husband can pass citizenship based on CBRA.   Hopefully that won;t be an issue.


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1 hour ago, Terrbear said:

We began filing our CR1 13 months ago and are at the stage where NVC is (re)checking our documents. A few days ago, I found out I (the Canadian) am pregnant. I sought advice from a group on Facebook and many have told me that in my interview they will tell me I can not move until after the baby is born. Just curious if anyone has experienced this. Obviously, I would like to be living with my husband by then but if it can’t be then it can’t be. 

Nonsense, of course.  Immigrant visas are given without consideration of pregnancy.  If by the time you have your visa in hand, you're ready to deliver, then it really is up to you.

 

What you might want to look into though, is the overall cost of giving birth in the US vs Canada.  C-sections in the US in 2001 were about $17k, and are probably much higher now.  Not something to plan on doing without excellent insurance, in my opinion.

 

Either way, I expect your baby will have dual citizenship.

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NON-immigrant visas are given regardless of pregnancy status LOL (google “birth tourism”)  

USC children can obtain a US passport / CRBA from consulate/embassy if born overseas, it’s a pretty easy process but (in our case) requires both parents to apply in person (kiddo in tow, they want to eyeball the baby).  Couple of residency requirements for the USC parent - 5 years residence in the US after age 15 for a father or something like that.

I’m assuming canadian citizenship requirements are similar.  

Good luck and congrats

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7 hours ago, Terrbear said:

We began filing our CR1 13 months ago and are at the stage where NVC is (re)checking our documents. A few days ago, I found out I (the Canadian) am pregnant. I sought advice from a group on Facebook and many have told me that in my interview they will tell me I can not move until after the baby is born. Just curious if anyone has experienced this. Obviously, I would like to be living with my husband by then but if it can’t be then it can’t be. 

This is pretty much the only reason why I am friends with some of these groups on FB and that is because they love to spread misinformation like no other. 

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8 hours ago, Terrbear said:

We began filing our CR1 13 months ago and are at the stage where NVC is (re)checking our documents. A few days ago, I found out I (the Canadian) am pregnant. I sought advice from a group on Facebook and many have told me that in my interview they will tell me I can not move until after the baby is born. Just curious if anyone has experienced this. Obviously, I would like to be living with my husband by then but if it can’t be then it can’t be. 

Facebook and YouTube are terrible in providing immigration advice 


YMMV

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11 hours ago, Terrbear said:

We began filing our CR1 13 months ago and are at the stage where NVC is (re)checking our documents. A few days ago, I found out I (the Canadian) am pregnant. I sought advice from a group on Facebook and many have told me that in my interview they will tell me I can not move until after the baby is born. Just curious if anyone has experienced this. Obviously, I would like to be living with my husband by then but if it can’t be then it can’t be. 

Strong word of advice... LEAVE ADVICE FROM FACEBOOK GROUPS ALONE. You can get confirmation that you can, in fact, come to the US and have your baby with a quick call to a few lawyers. But what you were told by people in that group is pure nonsense.

 

Btw, some reporters researched to find out where the whole "vaccinations causes autism" movement started. Guess where....Facebook groups.


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8 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

NON-immigrant visas are given regardless of pregnancy status LOL (google “birth tourism”)  

Think you missed my point.  What I meant was that being pregnant will neither *help* nor *hurt* an immigration case.

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My wife gave birth to our first born, while waiting for her K-3/CR-1 to complete. We hoped it would complete before, but timing wasnt on our side. Nonetheless, your question being would it impact your immigration visa? Not at all. 

 

In some ways, I'm happy my son was born overseas. He now has two passports and can enter many countries visa-free :D


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BTW, DCF of the CRBA docs, considering all the qualifications are met seemed to happen quickly in comparison to the K-3/CR-1 visa. It took about a month from filing the document, to receiving citizenship documents and passport on hand.


Our Timeline:

 

Met the woman of my dreams: 7/5/2014

Married the woman of my dreams: 1/18/2016

First child with wife born: 6/6/2016 (yay!)

 

K-3 to CR-1 Visa Processing:

 

4/11/2016:   I-130 Sent

4/13/2016:   NOA1

8/26/2016:   NOA2

9/20/2016:   NVC Receipt 

10/4/2016:   NVC Case # Assigned (My birthday woohoo!)

10/4/2016:   Submit DS-261 

10/5/2016:   DS-261 / AOS / IV Bill Recieved
10/6/2016:   Paid AOS & IV Bill

10/7/2016:   Send AOS & IV Package 

12/15/2016:  CC @ NVC 

12/28/2016:  P4 Received 

12/9/2016:   Interview Date Received for 2/9/2017

2/9/2017:     Interview Result: Approved

2/14/2017:   CR-1 Visa Received (Visa in Passport)

2/21/2017:   US POE Entry @ LAX

 

*Sarcastically* Trucking along thanks to the dedicated and hardworking individuals at the NVC. Brings me delight to finally be able to say, the light at the end of the tunnel is near.

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You've only just found out you are pregnant, so you have months left lol I'm pretty sure you will be issued your visa and be settled way before the baby arrives. I'm 7 months pregnant and have my cr1 visa interview on the 12th. And the embassy are fully aware about my pregnancy because they agreed to expedite it. Don't ask for information on fb. Ask people are here. They are so much more helpful and knowledgeable. Congrats and I wish you all the best on the rest of your journey. 

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Just now, Debzib88 said:

You've only just found out you are pregnant, so you have months left lol I'm pretty sure you will be issued your visa and be settled way before the baby arrives. I'm 7 months pregnant and have my cr1 visa interview on the 12th. And the embassy are fully aware about my pregnancy because they agreed to expedite it. Don't ask for information on fb. Ask people are here. They are so much more helpful and knowledgeable. Congrats and I wish you all the best on the rest of your journey. 

You got lucky!  Pregnancy is not usually accepted as a reason to expedite.

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