US Embassy In Ghana
The United States embassy whose appointments of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas interviews were temporarily suspended on March 17, 2020, due to the Covid Ghana is now reopening in August 2021 to the general public for interviews and is issuing visas for individuals who qualify.
The United States embassy in Ghana reflects the core values of democracy—transparency, openness, and equality.
Since Ghana’s independents in 1957 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the (US) State Department envisioned a new embassy that would serve as the centerpiece of one of America’s longest-standing and most valued friends in Africa.
The Embassy was then established in 1957 following Ghana’s independence from the United Kingdom.
The core values and mission goals of the embassy are to advance the interests of the United States and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Ghana.
Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visas
Most Ghanaians will be interested in the immigrant and non-immigrant visas Visa to visit the United States.
U.S. Mission to Ghana
With over more than 170 U.S. citizens and 510 locally engaged staff employed by 13 U.S. government departments and agencies, the employees are there to cater for visa applicants and do a thorough background check on all visa applicants.
Procedure on how to complete a visa application
Latest Covid-19 Information:
Effective January 26, it is required by the united states government that all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.
Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel
For Tourist Visas, Business & Student Ghana Visas, Journalist & Film Crews, all included in the Non-immigrant Visa.
The USCIS provided clear instructions about how to apply for an Immigrant or non-immigrant visa.
It stated that: “A person who wishes to immigrate to the United States must have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before applying for an immigrant visa. The petition is filed either by a qualified relative or a potential employer at a USCIS office in the United States”.A form I-130 would have to be filled by the party in the united states who would like you to embark on the travel.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Embassy in Accra also accepts I-130 petitions from American citizens who are residents in Ghana for immediate relative immigrant classification where the beneficiary is a parent, spouse, or minor child.
When the visa petition is received, the embassy will schedule an appointment for an interview to determine if the applicant receives the visa or not.
On Application, you would have to schedule a visa appointment with the consular services. The purpose of this appointment will be to determine if an applicant qualifies for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visas
The time period varied about a notification ranging from three to 10 months. The right dress normally business casual or African wear is important to make an impression in the interview. Also being prompt about an hour early shows professionalism.
On the completion of the interview, you will be notified by the US Embassy Consular Section after the interview if you qualified for the visa or not.
U.S. Embassy, Accra
Location and Contact Information
At the following address:
U.S. Embassy, Accra
No. 19 Fifth Link Road
Nonimmigrant visa inquiries: NIVaccra@state.gov
Immigrant visa inquiries: IVAccra@state.gov
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