US Embassy In Ghana Suspends Routine Immigrant And Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments

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The United States of America’s Embassy in Ghana has partially shut down its offices due to the coronavirus infections in the country.

However, emergency services for U.S. Citizens in Ghana will continue on a reduced schedule to ensure the safety and welfare of citizens and employees.

In a statement released by the embassy in Accra, the embassy said this move was due to the need for “caution and in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus.”

“The U.S. Embassy Accra in Ghana is temporarily suspending routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, effective March 17, 2020,” the statement added.

However, if there is a need for one to travel urgently to the United States, the embassy advised that you should follow “the guidance provided on our website to request an emergency appointment.” Click here for the guidance.

The statement also ordered the cancellation of all events in American Spaces and EducationUSA Advising Center.

“The health of our visitors is a high priority. These temporary measures are precautionary and not in response to any known or suspected COVID-19 exposure at any of our facilities,” the statement clarified.

You can read the full statement here


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