Many Ghanaians who dream of visiting the United States of America (USA) will often want to know the cost of the US visa application fees in Ghana. The cost of US visa in Ghana has been a heated topic in recent times. Many people have fallen victims fo visa fraud due to ignorance.
To throw more light, we will take a look at the US visa application fees in Ghana. How much does the US visa really cost in Ghana? Just read on as we reveal everything pertaining to the US visa fee in Ghana.
Importantly, the US visa fee in Ghana depends solely on the kind of visa that you are applying for. Different types of visa command different types of fee. The information about the US visa fees in Ghana is to serve as a guide for Ghanaians who need a US visa to study, work, migrate or to visit the UK.
As at the time of this publication, the information contained on this page is accurate. However, if there are any changes with regards to the US visa application fees in Ghana, we will update as soon as possible.
US Visa Application Fees in Ghana
Before applying for the US visa in Ghana, it is pertinent you know the cost of US visa first. Not only that, but you also need to know the USA visa requirements for Ghanaians and other important information. To keep yourself apprised with this information, check our comprehensive guide on how to apply for US visa from Ghana.
SEE ALSO: Common Reasons for US Visa Refusal in Ghana.
What is the Cost of USA visa in Ghana?
The cost of a USA visa fee in Ghana depends on the type of visas. It varies in relation to the class type in which it falls. For instance, visas in class B, D, C-1, and F belonging to business, crew, transit, student category respectively require an amount of one hundred and sixty dollars as an application cost. While class H, R and L falling under seasonal workers and employment, religious workers and intracompany transferees respectively need and amount of one hundred and ninety dollars for a similar application process.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees you will be charged on your respective visa application to the USA both in USD and the Ghanaian currency (GHS).
US Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts – Sorted by Fee Class
|Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (GHS)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||960.00||I||Journalist and Media|
|$160||960.00||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||960.00||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||1140.00||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||1140.00||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||1140.00||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||1140.00||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||1590.00||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||1230.00||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty|
US Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts – Sorted by Visa Type
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (GHS)|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty||$205||1230.00|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||1140.00|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||960.00|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||1590.00|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||1140.00|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||1140.00|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||1140.00|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||960.00|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||960.00|
Now that you know the respective fees you are required to obtain your Visa to the USA it is important you learn about the different Visa types and how to apply for one.
US Visa Fees
US visa applicants including children are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee. This fee which is sometimes referred to as the MRV fee is paid before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. You are expected to pay for the visa application fee whether a visa is issued or not. As earlier mentioned, the type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount.
Please note that only the application fees for nonimmigrant visas are listed here. Information about other visa fees that are paid directly to the National Visa Center, to the U.S. Embassy, or to the Department of Homeland Security, can be found here.
How to Pay for US Visa Fee in Ghana
Although fees are listed in U.S. dollars, payment must be made using local currency. You can pay your fee at any GT bank branch nationwide.
US Visa Fee Restrictions
Your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer to another person even if you are denied a visa. After payment, you will receive a receipt, this is to serve as a proof of payment of visa fee. This receipt is valid for one year from the date of payment and allows you to schedule your interview at the U.S. Embassy in Accra. You must schedule your interview while the receipt is valid, which means your interview must be booked within one year of paying your fee. If you do not schedule an interview within a year of payment then your receipt will expire, you will not be able to schedule an interview, and you must pay the fee again and begin the process anew.