Welcome to the Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) and Immigrant Visa (IV) Sections of the U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana!
Interest in travel to America continues to grow. We look forward to welcoming qualified visitors to our country for tourism, business, study, cultural and other purposes. As you plan for your trip to the United States, we encourage you to plan ahead to allow us enough time to process your visa before your trip. We recommend that travelers begin the visa application process by scheduling an appointment as early as possible. This will ensure that we have plenty of time to conduct your interview, review your application, and determine whether we can issue a visa. Thank you for your cooperation, and for your interest in visiting our country.
Below, please find visa services that we provide, as well as useful information:
- Nonimmigrant Visas (NIV) - Temporary visits for pleasure, exchange programs, study and temporary employment.
- Information on current NIV appointment wait time.
- Immigrant Visas (IV) - Permanent residency to work or live in the U.S., including permanent employment, marriage to an American citizen and adoptions.
- Visa Inquiries - How to get general visa information and help with case-specific nonimmigrant and immigrant visa inquiries.
- Visa Waiver Program (VWP) - Information on who can use the Visa Waiver Program for visa-free short-term travel to the United States.
- Customer Service Statement to our applicants – Our commitment to providing courteous customer service.
More information is available on the following websites:
- Official Travel Information – U.S. Department of State
- Official Visa Information – U.S. Department of State
- Fraud Warning for Diversity Visa Lottery Program
- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- DHS - Travel Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP)
- DHS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- DHS - U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
- DHS - U.S. CBP Form 1-94, I-94W Instructions
- DHS - U.S. VISIT (Security measures)
- DHS - USCIS Online Case Status
- Lost and Stolen Passports, Visas and Form I-94’s
- Safety & Security of U.S. Borders
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
- U.S. Department of State
- General U.S. Government Info