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Old Sep 28th 2004, 11:18 am
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My husband and I have green cards and I am heavily pregnant with our
hopefully US citizen baby. However, my mother is getting increasingly
sick and we may have to travel back to the UK to be with her, making
it necessary to have the baby in the UK. As I am >33 weeks pregnant
and I intend to go back to work to my firm, there will not be an issue
about being out of the country.

Can anyone help re: 1) what do we need to do to get our baby onto our
green cards as soon as he is born if born in the UK? 2) how long would
it take to get approval from the US embassy?

Anyone with similar stories? Would be grateful for any advice,

D
 
Old Sep 28th 2004, 12:08 pm
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"Degten" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My husband and I have green cards and I am heavily pregnant with our
    > hopefully US citizen baby. However, my mother is getting increasingly
    > sick and we may have to travel back to the UK to be with her, making
    > it necessary to have the baby in the UK. As I am >33 weeks pregnant
    > and I intend to go back to work to my firm, there will not be an issue
    > about being out of the country.
    > Can anyone help re: 1) what do we need to do to get our baby onto our
    > green cards as soon as he is born if born in the UK? 2) how long would
    > it take to get approval from the US embassy?
    > Anyone with similar stories? Would be grateful for any advice,
    > D

You baby will become a legal resident as a child born through you as an LPR
mother during your temporary absence abroad. At the port of entry, all they
have to do is create a record and the baby will be admitted with the
classification "NA". Just make sure you bring proof that the baby is really
your baby!
 
Old Sep 28th 2004, 12:24 pm
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"matrix" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Degten" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:1096414160.l4DrQeitfT36gprzGxGHiQ@teranews...
    >> My husband and I have green cards and I am heavily pregnant with our
    >> hopefully US citizen baby. However, my mother is getting increasingly
    >> sick and we may have to travel back to the UK to be with her, making
    >> it necessary to have the baby in the UK. As I am >33 weeks pregnant
    >> and I intend to go back to work to my firm, there will not be an issue
    >> about being out of the country.
    >> Can anyone help re: 1) what do we need to do to get our baby onto our
    >> green cards as soon as he is born if born in the UK? 2) how long would
    >> it take to get approval from the US embassy?
    >> Anyone with similar stories? Would be grateful for any advice,
    >> D
    > You baby will become a legal resident as a child born through you as an
    > LPR mother during your temporary absence abroad. At the port of entry, all
    > they have to do is create a record and the baby will be admitted with the
    > classification "NA". Just make sure you bring proof that the baby is
    > really your baby!
I must add, the baby has to be with you during first entry into the US after
your absence and it has to happen within 2 years from the time the baby was
born!
 
Old Sep 30th 2004, 7:45 am
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Are you sure you will be allowed to travel to the UK? I hope they will make a special case should you need it. Here's AA's policy:-

Q: What are the guidelines for traveling on American while pregnant?
A: A medical certificate is required if travel is within 4 weeks of the delivery date in a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy

For domestic flights under 5 hours, travel is not permitted within 7 days before and after the delivery date. If you should need to travel within 7 days before or after delivery, a medical certificate is required as well as clearance from our Special Assistance Coordinator.

For International travel or any flights over the water, travel is not advised within 30 days of the due date, unless the passenger is examined by an obstetrician within 48 hours of outbound departure and certified in writing as medically stable for flight. Travel within 10 days of the due date for International travel must have clearance from our Special Assistance Coordinators. Travel within 7 days after delivery requires clearance as well.

For more information, please contact a Special Assistance Coordinator through AA Reservations at 800-433-7300.
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Old Sep 30th 2004, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by TimFountain
Are you sure you will be allowed to travel to the UK? I hope they will make a special case should you need it. Here's AA's policy:-

Q: What are the guidelines for traveling on American while pregnant?
A: A medical certificate is required if travel is within 4 weeks of the delivery date in a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy
Also bear in mind that if by some chance the baby is delivered in flight, it might have a real problem in not having any 'official' birthplace. It could well have citizenship by descent (which can create issues of its own for subsequent generations), but it's not clear whether any country would issue an actual birth certificate.

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Old Sep 30th 2004, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by JAJ
Also bear in mind that if by some chance the baby is delivered in flight, it might have a real problem in not having any 'official' birthplace. It could well have citizenship by descent (which can create issues of its own for subsequent generations), but it's not clear whether any country would issue an actual birth certificate.

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i'm not sure but i dont think you'll be able to travel that far into pregnancy, one for medical clearance reasons, as well as liability issues with airlines, they tend to shy from those kinds of things...you may be able to do some sort of waiver, i'd contact the airline that you're planning to travel with and make sure. one last thing, different airlines do have different policies and some are less enforcing of policies, so it may be in your interest to consult with a few of them. I know my wife wasnt going to be able to travel past 6 months , but that was from the philippines to south korea. your best bet is to research airline policies and then make sure about the medical clearance too, hopefully you already have that.
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