Statement On The End Of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions In Ghana

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.

Source:US Embassy in Ghana

One Response

  1. It was a good new for Ghana and for the Ghanaian citizens. After the visa restriction is lifted, traveling to the US for Ghanaian nationals will be possible since the visa processing will be returning to normal. Although the visa approval may not be guaranteed still it’s a good start for the Ghanaian.

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