Why Pregnant women are turned back from entering USA


Why Pregnant women are turned back from entering the USA

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The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has stepped up its vigilance on women entering US borders while they are pregnant. Because of this several airline and shipping companies to have included rules in their handbooks about permitting pregnant women who use their services. One of the main reasons, as mentioned earlier, is to stop women who want to enter the USA solely for the benefits it offers newborn babies, from entering. In addition to the doctor’s letters and medical documents required, you must be prepared to clear the interview questions with confidence and correctly so that your journey isn’t canceled before it can even begin. There is no law that refuses pregnant women from traveling to the USA, but do remember that the final word on this matter is given by the CBP personnel. If they find any glitches or falsehood in your statements, then you will not be permitted to enter the country, and instead will be sent back on the next available flight.

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So, what are the factors to be considered by pregnant women for their travel permission and success of CBP interview? Here are some of them:

  1. Your expected delivery date and the duration of your visit will be checked in detail by the officers. If you make a quick dash of it, i.e., you only stay long enough to give birth to your baby before heading back to your country, then chances are you will be singled out as a mother trying to take advantage of the birth benefits from the USA So, try and make your stay in the USA for a reasonable time even after the delivery of your child, if you can’t find an alternate reason to give to travel to the country.

2.  You must carry  medical insurance before traveling to the USA. Medical costs in the USA are quite high, as compared to the costs you pay in other parts of the world. If you don’t have a medical insurance, and you cannot supply evidence of having sufficient funds of your own for all your living and medical expenses, then your entry will be denied because you will end up as a public charge (who is dependent on public benefits to survive and meet expenses). Also, the insurance amount should be sufficient to cover all your potential risks, so spend some time in selecting the right one from the various insurance companies that offer pregnancy insurance policies to women.

3. If it is found that you are trying to enter the country for deceptive purposes, or you have lied about your pregnancy or pregnancy dates, you will be held at the airport and sent back to the country you came from on the next available flight. It doesn’t end here. Such incidents will drastically affect your future plans of visiting the country, and this will be a black mark against your record in their official documents.

4.As you will be asked to wait in the waiting area of the airport or dock where you arrived, you won’t have a very comfortable stay before you’re sent back to your country, so ensure you clear your interview with the CBP to avoid such inconveniences.


5.A lady who has expectations of becoming pregnant, and has a high rate of fertility, can apply for a B-2 medical visitor visa, so you can spend the entire duration of your pregnancy in the USA.

6, In order to make use of this facility, or if you’ve stated that you need to be in the USA for medical reasons pertinent to your pregnancy, you must have documents from your obstetrician, local physician, or any other qualified medical professional which confirms why you must be in the country during your pregnancy and childbirth, any complications of medical ailments due to which you need specialized care, and any other diagnostic reports as supporting evidence.

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7. You must also have a letter from a doctor (obstetrician or otherwise, as per your requirements) or the medical center where you will be treated. This letter must contain their agreement in treating you, details of any appointments you’ve set or require, the duration of the medical treatment and a brief description of the reasons why you need specialized medical attention. The letter will also contain details of the cost estimates of your medicines, medical procedures, doctors’ fees, etc. which will be considered to decide on your financial stability. You can also use this as a guideline to arrange for your finances.

8.Furnish details of where you will be staying, who you will be staying with, any family members, guardians, or friends who will be with you, or who have invited you to the USA. If your finances are also being sponsored by someone else, then the person or organization responsible for this will also be asked to provide proof of their ability to meet your expenses, the reason for doing so, income tax returns, tax returns, and bank statements with cash available details.

To ensure there are no difficulties, you could also consult with an immigration attorney/lawyer, or agencies which specialize in these services.

Reason why the USA is Vigilant at its Borders

Reason why the USA is Vigilant at its Borders

Every country has its set of rules and regulations for people who wish to visit, stay, or reside for a long time, or on a permanent basis. Those not familiar with the geopolitical and economic state of affairs of the countries in the world may not grasp the importance of these checks, but they are vital towards securing the country from a number of threats and to ensure the well-being of its own citizens before letting in others. Details of document needed to process traveling to USA is here

The reasons why the USA has a number of checks in place are shared by almost every other country in the world. They are:

1.      The most important reason is to keep the country secure. A large number of militants, insurgents, and terrorists pose as innocent people and gain entry into countries. They then proceed to destroy them by opening various kinds of terrorist attacks. Some of them stay hidden in countries and continue causing damage to them in stealthy but lethal ways. Keeping a check on the items being smuggled in and out of the country is also one way of ensuring the safety of its citizens by the government.


2.     In order to ensure the economy of a country is enough for its own citizens, the government of a country ensures that there aren’t too many people populating their land. What may happen is due to a large number of outsiders, the natives of a country may be left high and dry.

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3.     There must be a government agency to verify, validate, and note important details on the visas and permits people carry to study, stay, travel, or work in a country. Without this agency, it is quite possible for people to overstay their visit, or make profits when they are not supposed to, for example. Read more about this here.


4.    While the USA is a top destination for birth tourism, it still doesn’t allow women to enter its borders solely for this purpose. So if you intend to undertake this journey, you must be prepared with an alternative reason for visiting USA and convincing the people at the customs and border protection people that you are not visiting solely for this purpose. There are no barriers on pregnant women from entering the country, but the authorities will ensure they don’t exploit their condition just so their child can get US citizenship.


5.     Finally, it is the job of the people allowing visitors to enter their country to make sure they are able to support themselves and mingle with their own country’s people. This is an important angle from a pregnant lady’s perspective too. You must be able to convince them that you have adequate medical facilities that you can avail of here, the necessary funds, insurance, etc.


While birth tourism is on the rise especially in the USA, there is some amount of caution with which you need to tread waters before you get to safely deliver your baby and fly back home safe and sound. Let’s look at some of the items you need to cross off your list for a smooth pregnancy and delivery period. Click here


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