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Hello everyone! I need your help! My husband is a permanent resident. I just received my welcome letter and planning to upload my documents nextweek. Right now I’m 4 months pregnant and worried that I will be scheduled for interview when I’m around 8-9 months pregnant. If I give birth here in Philippines, can I bring my baby with me automatically to the US or do we need to apply another I-130 for the baby? Please enlighten me. Thank you 

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No, it's not automatic. You have to register the baby's birth at the nearest US embassy and it entitles the baby to travel to the US as a citizen;

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/birth-abroad.html

 

The above site is all you need to know. Good luck!

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Oh, sorry. I think he has to file another i-130 on behalf of the child? 

 

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-your-naturalizing-will-helps-your-foreign-born-children-immigrate.html

 

"If you are a U.S. permanent resident and your foreign-born minor children do not already have green cards, you can expect to wait in line for their green cards to become available. (If you are applying for U.S. permanent residence from abroad or adjusting status, your spouse and children under age 21 are “derivative beneficiaries,” who can submit their applications to accompany you at the same time.)

The minor children of permanent residents are not considered immediate relatives, but are in category “2A” of the visa preference system. Only a limited number of visas are available in category 2A, and many more people apply each year than there are visas available."

 

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USCIS approved your I-130 application? You're at the NVC stage now? Please fill out your timeline. If your child is born after the I130 approval but before your visa is issued, you can add your baby to your case at the embassy by showing the I130 approval and the birth certificate. 

https://www.justia.com/immigration/marriage-family-based-petitions/adding-children-after-i-130-approval/

 

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I don’t think any airlines would be ok with taking a 8-9 month pregnant person for that long of a flight especially. (Not sure about exact rules)

 

my suggestion would be to wait till baby is born to continue. this way wouldn’t it be after I-130 approval but before visa issuance?


Check your case status at the new website : https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov

USPS INFORMED DELIVERY https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

 

How to talk to a live person at USCIShttps://goo.gl/54z5bZ

What to do after NOA2 Approval? How to contact NVCClick here for info - https://goo.gl/KggThF

If you cannot get NVC on the phone try this - https://secureforms.travel.state.gov/ask-nvc.php

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~~moved to bringing family members of LPR from IR1/CR1 process and procedures~~


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good thread here:

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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5 hours ago, Naes said:

I don’t think any airlines would be ok with taking a 8-9 month pregnant person for that long of a flight especially. (Not sure about exact rules)

 

my suggestion would be to wait till baby is born to continue. this way wouldn’t it be after I-130 approval but before visa issuance?

My wife was 7.5 months pregnant when we left Philippines. American airlines was fine with it. Had a harder time going from Manila to Hong Kong as Cebu Pacific refused her without doctor note within 48 hours. Had to buy same day one way tickets on Cathay Pacific to get to Hong Kong.   She did fine on the 15 hour Hong Kong to Dallas flight. 

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17 hours ago, JFA said:

But my husband is a permanent resident not a citizen

The existing I-130 should cover the child. The child will just need a derivative visa. This can occur after the primary beneficiary's visa is issued.

 

9 hours ago, jskibo said:

My wife was 7.5 months pregnant when we left Philippines. American airlines was fine with it. Had a harder time going from Manila to Hong Kong as Cebu Pacific refused her without doctor note within 48 hours. Had to buy same day one way tickets on Cathay Pacific to get to Hong Kong.   She did fine on the 15 hour Hong Kong to Dallas flight. 

The exact timing and airline(s) is critical. Different airlines have different policies regarding flying while pregnant. It sounds like your experience was right on the border where one airline was fine and another needed a doctor's note.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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11 hours ago, jskibo said:

My wife was 7.5 months pregnant when we left Philippines. American airlines was fine with it. Had a harder time going from Manila to Hong Kong as Cebu Pacific refused her without doctor note within 48 hours. Had to buy same day one way tickets on Cathay Pacific to get to Hong Kong.   She did fine on the 15 hour Hong Kong to Dallas flight. 

Dude, your wife is a champ. That had to have been a horrible flight. Those long flights are hard for me, I can't imagine doing it pregnant. (I'm not a girl, but still) 

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