Baby to be delivered in hk

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    Baby to be delivered in hk

    Hi all!

    Can someone give me info regarding my situation?

    My wife and i have both hkid cards. She is pregnant and staying in the philippines due to personal reasons. Now weve decided to have our baby in hk but will be coming here in her 32nd week of pregnancy.

    Question:
    1) will there be problems at hk immigration assuming she was allowed to travel by her obgyne and the airlines?
    2) we will hav the delivery in a public hospital. Wil there be enough time to register and accomodate her in time for her delivery?
    3) what other things should i be concerned of besides the forementioned above?

    Thanks guys for the help!


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    what kind of HK id cards do you have? does your wife have a valid visa to live in hk?

    if she has a valid visa to live in hk (FDH, work, dependent) or is a permanent resident, then she is considered an eligible person and can make use of the public system for next to nothing in cost.

    if she does not have a valid visa or is not a permanent resident, she is INeligible and cannot get the discounted costing. she would still be able to deliver, but it would cost you a lot more. ($3900/night vs $100/night, if memory serves me correctly).

    your visa status has nothing to do with it. you are not the patient, your wife is.

    if she is eligible to use the public system, which hospital you use will depend on where you live.

    yes, you will have enough time. the public hospital, so long as it has maternity facilities, will not turn your wife away if she is in the middle of labour.

    you will need to think about your wife's visa status, your visa status and the status of your child. merely being born in hk does NOT qualify your baby to be a permanent resident or a citizen. if either of you are permanent residents, then there is a possibility your child could get permanent residence here. otherwise, your baby will need a visa, just like you and your wife.


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    I hope you still have a lot of time, because if you did not already make reservations, you might be having a baby in the hallway of the hospital....


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    that is not the case with a public hospital. you do NOT need to register at 4 weeks pregnant for a space in a public hospital, which is what the OP is considering.


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    As far as airlines are concerned, each airline has their own sets of rule. Generally, if the pregnancy is before the 26th week (pregnancy is around 40 weeks in total), there won’t be any restrictions. Anything after 26 weeks of pregnancy will require documents from doctors stating the reason why your wife needs travelling (28 weeks for some airlines). Without the doctor’s certificate, one can be refused boarding the aircraft. Check with the airlines you are planning to fly with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    that is not the case with a public hospital. you do NOT need to register at 4 weeks pregnant for a space in a public hospital, which is what the OP is considering.
    my understanding is that you still need to register for a place. Otherwise you go to emergency ward when labour starts

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    yes, you would have to register, but it's not the same as for a private hospital. private hospitals turn people away. public hospital won't.

    and you are not going to be labouring in the middle of a hallway, which is what the previous poster's post sounded like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    what kind of HK id cards do you have? does your wife have a valid visa to live in hk?

    if she has a valid visa to live in hk (FDH, work, dependent) or is a permanent resident, then she is considered an eligible person and can make use of the public system for next to nothing in cost.

    if she does not have a valid visa or is not a permanent resident, she is INeligible and cannot get the discounted costing. she would still be able to deliver, but it would cost you a lot more. ($3900/night vs $100/night, if memory serves me correctly).

    your visa status has nothing to do with it. you are not the patient, your wife is.

    if she is eligible to use the public system, which hospital you use will depend on where you live.

    yes, you will have enough time. the public hospital, so long as it has maternity facilities, will not turn your wife away if she is in the middle of labour.

    you will need to think about your wife's visa status, your visa status and the status of your child. merely being born in hk does NOT qualify your baby to be a permanent resident or a citizen. if either of you are permanent residents, then there is a possibility your child could get permanent residence here. otherwise, your baby will need a visa, just like you and your wife.
    Thanks carang! Actually im not really concerned about the baby's residence status or whatever as long as he/she can be delivered healthy im fine with it. I hold just a working visa and my wife is my dependent along with our first child so if the baby will be the same status as ours then its ok. So basically from your response was that there will be no problem entering hk if she is on her 32nd wk of pregnancy, plenty of time to make a successful delivery in a public hospital then only the airlines will i have to secure some medical papers for her to be allowed to travel. I think that's summarizes all right? Hope it is.. thanks and to all the peepz who commented, thank you!

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    yes, if your wife has a dependent visa for hong kong, then she will have no problem delivering at a public hospital. AND you will get the cheap price ($100/day for mum and i believe $50 for baby).

    remember before your baby can leave hong kong to return the PH, you will have to apply for a PH passport which takes almost 2 months to get. you will also have to apply for a hk birth certificate for baby before you can apply for the PH passport and you will have to apply for the baby's visa, once you have the passport.