Scenario: A lady applied for visa to USA, and was given a 2 years Visa possibly B1 or B1/B2 visa. Visa B1 is for tourist purpose while Visa B2 is for Medical purpose. Then she becomes pregnant and now decide to take advantage of the Visa to travel to US and have her baby. Is this possible? Are there risks involve? What steps are expected of her to take to ensure the legitimacy of her action?
Some might have applied for a 2 years’ tourist B1/B2 Visa and got approved before getting pregnant. In fact, you might have traveled to the US as a tourist using the visa. However, traveling with same visa for having a child requires that you notify the Visa Issuing Embassy of your new intention.
Check the Contact Us page of the US Embassy of your country to see their email address.
Write a letter to the embassy indicating your new intention to seek medical treatment or give birth in the USA.
A sample of the NOTICE OF CHANGE OF INTENTION is below.
The embassy will typically respond within 7 to 10 working days, stating the need to have sufficient funds and the need to have a confirmation document from the caregiver in the US which is to be presented at the entry point to immigration officers in other to avoid being refused entry to the US.
Make sure you print out the correspondence and response from the Embassy and have it handy at the point of entry. In rare cases, the US Embassy may request a physical interview and may include a comment on the VISA so that it covers medical treatment.
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LETTER OF CHANGE OF INTENT
I wish to notify you of my change of intent of my B1/B2 visa no…. The visa was granted to me for a business trip/conference/family vacation /on date…. Which I traveled and came back on date…… (Or the conference/family vacation/business trip was canceled due to exigency beyond my control).
However, I recently discovered that am pregnant and have decided to have my baby in the US. I have contacted ….. Hospital and have booked an appointment with my caregiver ………….. for date….
All the fees involved have being estimated and I am sure I have the financial ability to pay.
I will arrive the US on …..
Thank you for your understanding.