United States Lifts Visa Restrictions On Ghana

The United States Of America ( USA ) has lifted the visa restrictions on Ghana applied under Section 243(d) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. As of Friday, January 17, visa processing will return to the normal procedures.

The United States  embassy in an official facebook post dated 16th January 2020, announced to the General Ghanaian populace that it has lifted the Visa restrictions placed on Ghana a while ago.

 

The United States has lifted the visa restrictions in Ghana applied under Section 243(d) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. As of Friday, January 17, visa processing will return to the normal procedures. Read the full statement here: https://bit.ly/2QWxEIM

The statement reads as below;

 

 

United States lifts Visa restrictions on Ghana ; Official Statement

 

The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Section 243(d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.  As of Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures.

The validity period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2, and B1/B2) for all Ghanaian executive and legislative branch employees, their spouses, and their children under 21 will revert to receiving the normal validity, based on reciprocity, which is currently five years with multiple entries.  All pending non-immigrant visas (NIV) to domestic employees (A3 and G5) of Ghanaian diplomats posted in the United States that were received during the visa restrictions will now be processed.

This follows the establishment of a mutually agreed process for the identification, validating and issuance of travel documentation to Ghanaian citizens under final orders of removal in a manner consistent with international standards issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization, of which Ghana is a Member State.

For additional information, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Accra website at gh.usembassy.gov/nonimmigrant-visas/.

 

 

 

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