Friday, June 2, 2017

Pregnant Travel:What you need to know!

So you are pregnant and want to travel?

Pregnant Travel

Getting travel visa if you are pregnant

While you may not plan on giving birth while traveling, you need to keep some things in mind, especially when doing your interview with the admitting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer for travel to the USA.

Most important, do not lie in your Interview!!! 
- Ryan Barshop, Atty.

 Is this your goal?

Although there are no specific regulations prohibiting pregnant foreign nationals from entering the U.S., entry is allowed or denied at the discretion of the admitting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer.

If the interviewer thinks Citizenship  is your only goal, expect the tourist visa to be denied. If your due date is before your planned return date, expect the tourist visa to be denied. If you say your due date is beyond your travel return, yet your baby bump looks like a watermelon in your belly, expect the Visa to be denied. 

So can you tell the truth that you want to go to USA to give birth, and get that approved?  Yes, you can, here are some reasons that might justify that. 

You may get approved even if you are near term if:

  • Your spouse is a USA Citizen;
  • You want to use USA Doctor or Hospital for medical reasons;
  • You want to use USA Doctor or Hospital for personal or family reasons;
  • You can afford (including insurance) to get the medical procedures done in the USA;
  • Bottom line as long as you have a better reason that JUST USA Citizenship, you may be approved.

Also, Medical Tourism to the Philippines is common, but there is no advertised Medical Tourism to the USA so don't try to use that as a reason.

Best of luck, but to be safe consult and immigration attorney.

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  1. This has been a question from the maximum majority and that is about how to plan baby boy. Though there have been lots of debates regarding this issue. Still people wants to know secrets of getting pregnant with a baby boy.


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