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Statement on the End of US Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions in Ghana

The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Sections 243(d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act. As of Friday, January 2020 visa processing will return to the normal procedures. The vitality period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2, B1/B2) for all Ghanaian executive and legislative branch employees, their spouses and their children under 21 will revert to recieving the normal vitality based on reciprocity which is currently five years with multiple entries.

All pending non-immigrant visas (NIV) to domestic employees (A3 and A5) 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 identification, validating and issuance of travel documentation to Ghanaian citizens under final orders of removal in a manner consistent with international standards issued by International Civil Aviation Organization of which Ghana is a Member State.

For additional information, please visit the US Embassy in Accra gh.usembassy.gov/nonimmigrant-visas/.

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