Before applying for a nonimmigrant visa, all applicants, including children, must pay a nonrefundable, nontransferable visa application fee, often known as the MRV charge. Whether or not a visa is issued, the visa application fee must be paid. The cost amount is determined by the type of visa for which you apply. The fees connected with each nonimmigrant visa type are listed on this page.
Please note that only nonimmigrant visa application fees are included here. Mrpocu.com have put together this piece to help you know US Visa Fees in Ghana
US Visa Fees Restrictions
The price for applying for a visa is non-refundable, and it cannot be transferred to another individual. After paying the application cost, you will receive a receipt. The Department of State has temporarily extended the validity of visa application fees until September 30, 2023, as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations due to COVID-19 in early 2020 and the Department’s ongoing efforts to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. Your fee will expire if you have not arranged a visa appointment by that date, and you will lose the opportunity to use it for a visa application.
US Visa Types in Ghana and Application Fees
The fees are shown below and only apply to one visa application. The most prevalent nonimmigrant visa classes have a $160 application fee. Tourist, business, student, and exchange visas are all included. The majority of petition-based visas cost $190, such as work and religious visas. The charge for a K visa is $265, and the expense for an E visa is $205. Please keep in mind that visa payments for K applicants can be paid at any GT bank branch in Ghana. The tables below provide a more detailed breakdown of visa kinds and fees. A short list of nonimmigrant visas that do not need payment of an application fee follows the tables.
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Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts – Sorted by Fee Class
|Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (GHS)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||1200.00||I||Journalist and Media|
|$160||1200.00||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||1200.00||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||1425.00||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||1425.00||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||1425.00||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||1425.00||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||1987.50||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||1537.50||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty|
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||1537.50|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||1425.00|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||1200.00|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||1987.50|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||1425.00|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||1425.00|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||1425.00|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||1200.00|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||1200.00|
Payment Information For US Visa Fees in Ghana
Despite the fact that the fees are indicated in US dollars, they must be paid in local currency. You can pay your charge in person at any GT bank office or online if you have a GTBank account. More information on payment methods can be found here. Click here to locate a GT bank or a GT bank branch.
US Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
- Applicants holding J visas and who are participating in certain official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges
- Replacement of a machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant
- Applicants exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families
- Applicants traveling to provide certain charitable services
- U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
- A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee’s funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence
Other US Visa Fees in Ghana
- SEVIS Fees
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an Internet-based system that tracks F, M and J visa participants (and their family members) from the time they receive their initial documentation (either an I-20 or a DS-2019) until they graduate/leave school or conclude/leave program.F, M and J visa principal applicants: Check with your U.S. school to make sure your information has been entered into SEVIS. You will need to pay a separate SEVIS fee in addition to the visa application fee. For nonimmigrant students with Form I-20, the SEVIS fee is US$350. For most exchange visitors with Form DS-2019, the SEVIS fee is US$220.
Applicants participating in a U.S. Government sponsored program (programs whose codes begin with G-1, G-2, G-3, G-7) are not required to pay the SEVIS fee.
- Blanket L Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)First-time principal applicants who are covered under a blanket petition for L status must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of US $500. This fee should be paid to the cashier at the Consular Section on the day of the interview. If a subsequent L-1 visa application is based on a new Form I-129S, the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee must be collected again.