“I obtained US Citizenship for my child"
-Monica A. Guadalajara, Mexico
Our FAQ section contains answers to the questions most commonly asked of us. If you have other questions, please contact us.
Do you offer your services in other cities in the United States of America?
No. We only offer our service in El Paso, Texas. Many people ask if we offer our services in other cities such as New York, San Diego, Miami, Houston, Chicago, etc., because they have family or friends that live there. One of our goals is to provide the best service at the best price, this is best accomplished right here in El Paso, Texas.
Can I lose my visa if I have my baby in the United States of America?
No. Unless you do not pay your medical bill, you cannot lose your visa for delivering your baby in the United States of America. If you do not pay your medical bill, your account will be reported as delinquent and your visa can be denied or cancelled upon your renewal or re-entry to the United States of America since a delinquent account will contradict your proof of economic solvency.
Is having my baby in the United States of America legal?
Having your baby in the United States/Birthright Citizenship jus soli is not illegal and is a right guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment of The U.S. Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (XIV Amendment) guarantees the right to citizenship to those born within its territory without discriminating on the nationality of the parents. Doctores Para Ti℠ provides obstetric care to foreigners but does not support those who enter the United States of America illegally without proper documentation (passport/visa).
Even though medical (birth/maternity) tourism is not illegal and your pregnancy is not a reason to deny entry, you must be able to provide proof of economic solvency to pay your medical expenses. Full payment of our service is not required upon your enrollment but we do offer this option that can help provide proof of economic solvency with your receipt when interviewed at the U.S. Embassy and/or your port-of-entry.
Can I be denied entry to the United States of America because of my pregnancy?
Although your pregnancy is not a reason to deny entry to the United States of America, lying to an officer is. Always be honest with the officer if you're asked about your pregnancy or any other questions. Insufficient proof of economic solvency can also be a reason to deny entry to the United States of America. Be ready to provide proof of economic solvency by having enough cash with you to cover your delivery or by pre-paying your medical expenses and showing your receipt.
What should I inform the immigration officer is my purpose of visit to the United States of America?
Never lie to any officer regarding your intention to give birth in the United States of America. Immigration officers generally grant permission to the visitor for the amount of time needed to accomplish the purpose of their visit. Always be truthful and carry your documentation and proof of economic solvency to pay for your medical service (cash or receipt if you pre-paid your medical bills).
Is it safe to travel when pregnant?
Yes, although, if you are traveling to the United States of America because your pregnancy is deemed "high risk" and you are seeking a higher standard of care than is available in your country, it is important to arrive with ample time so we can address your medical situation. Please be aware that the prices listed on our website are for normal non-complicated delivery. High risk pregnancies and deliveries with complications may require additional fees.
It is also advisable for all patients to request a medical certificate (fit to fly letter) from your doctor to assure you are in good health and able to travel.
What is the process to deliver my baby through Doctors Para Ti℠?
You must enter the United States of America legally (visa or other U.S. permit) and complete the form located in the contact section of this website. You will need to provide us with the exact date of your arrival in El Paso, Texas, and pay a non-refundable enrollment fee of $150 dollars at least two weeks before you arrive. The remaining medical fees can be made in person upon your first medical appointment. It is important to have your appointment before you arrive to El Paso, Texas, otherwise we cannot guarantee an immediate consultation.
Can I receive a letter of medical responsibility from Doctores Para Ti℠?
Yes. After you have enrolled we can send you a letter of medical responsibility upon your request (sent in PDF format for you to print). No hardcopy of the letter is provided.
Please note: A letter of medical responsibility does not guarantee your visa will be approved nor entry to the United States of America, this decision is made at the discretion of the officer after reviewing all your documentation. The best advice is to be honest, polite and humble to any interviewing officer.
For information on applying for visa consult the instructions available at the US Embassy or Consulate website.
How long does it take to receive my baby's passport?
After you have received your baby's birth certificate, you can submit the application to expedite your passport at the El Paso Passport Agency located approximately 10 minutes away from the hospital. Receiving your baby's passport may take 2-3 days.
El Paso Passport Agency
303 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79901
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept credit cards (from most countries) and bank wire transfers. Once at our clinic, we will only accept cash payment. Your balance must be paid in full during your first medical appointment with us.
Can I visit your office for an orientation?
Of course, contact us with time to schedule your appointment so we can talk and answer any questions you may have in person. This orientation is free.
Is it possible to receive a payment voucher/invoice before coming to the United States of America?
Yes, if you wish to pay your hospital bill before you arrive, tell us. We can assist you and send proof of payment (all receipts are sent in PDF format). This is an optional service we provide to patients who want a receipt to use as proof of economic solvency at the port-of-entry.
Although there is no document that can guarantee your entry to the United States of America, showing your medical receipts may help in providing proof of your intent and ability to cover your medical expenses.
Do you offer a discount if I pre-pay my medical bill?
Our medical service is specialized for international patients, all possible discounts are already included and no additional discounts are available. Pre-payment is an optional service we provide to our patients who wish to have a receipt to be used as an aid for proof of economic solvency at the port-of-entry or when applying for their visa.
Do you offer a refund of my pre-payment if my visa or entry to the United States of America is denied?
Refund is available for your pre-payment (before your first appointment) minus a bank transaction and cancelation fee of $149. No refund is available once the patient has been seen by the doctor.
Is it possible to receive my baby's birth certificate in another city?
Yes, you only need to contact VitalChek and they can help send you a government issued birth certificate for your baby.
Do you accept credit for your childbirth service?
We do not offer our services on credit, however we have an optional prepayment program that allows you to make payments before your delivery.
As a foreigner, is there any help for my delivery offered by the government of the United States of America?
Services offered by the government are for citizens of the United States of America only. It is important not to ask for any kind of public assistance, as this may be a reason to cancel or refuse the renewal of your visa.
How far in advance should I arrive before my expected date of delivery?
The date of arrival is a personal decision. Obviously we try to limit the time you need to be present in the city, however, each case is different and preferences due to circumstances between each person are different. Historically, the vast majority of patients come to El Paso, Texas, three to four weeks before the due date, but we can see you at anytime.
How long before I can return home after the birth of my baby?
Pediatricians usually recommend babies are at least one week old before traveling by plane. At the same time, one week is prudent for the recovery of the patient and processing the baby's documentation.
Are my lodging accommodations arranged through Doctores Para Ti℠?
No. Any processing of accommodations must be made by yourself. If we process your accommodation it would would imply that we are responsable for the property and any damage or remained unpaid debt would be paid by us. Please visit our prices section for the most popular accommodations amongst our guests.