What are the pros and cons of having your baby born in the US while on H1B visa?


#1

Can someone tell me what are the advantages and disadvantages of having your baby born in the USA?
From what I know, he/she will have all the privileges of a US citizen like visa free travel back to the USA, but what about problems they may face growing up?

Has anyone been in this situation before?

Please help. :pray:


#2

@Pratiksha

Well if we start listing out the pros & cons, it never ends.

The key / major point in my perspective is/are

  1. Being US citizen. It will be easy for the kid if he wants to pursue his higher education in US in future and with current immigration rules he/she can sponsor you for gc if you wish to return in future. But, being away from US culture/education system for so long will impact.
  2. The down side is if you want to stay back in india for good, kid’s higher education will be costly a costly affair as he/she will be under Non Indian quota.
  3. Once he/she crosses 21 they can choose whichever citizenship they want.