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last updated on 2022-06-07 by Sh and Ge

Phone Number: 050 522 5956

024 328 3510
E-Mail: acsaccra@state.gov (American Citizens Services) support-ghana@ustraveldocs.com consularaccra@state.gov
Address: No. 19 Fifth Link Road
Working Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-noon (notary, passport renewal)
Interviews M-Th 7.30-4.30, Friday 7.30-12.30
Hours of Operation:

Non-Immigrant (visitor) Visas: By appointment only

Immigrant/Diversity visas: By appointment only

American Citizen Services: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon;

Report of Birth Abroad: Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emergency Afterhours Services for U.S. citizens (cases involving serious injury or illness, death, victims of crime): +233-21-741-775: Request to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer

Best Contact Method: Email to either address seems to work. It takes a couple of weeks to hear back from them. If you send an email to ACS you get an automatic response that they have received your e-mail.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: 5 weeks
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Checklist of things to gather (passport, birth cert, I-134, photos, divorce decrees, etc.).
DS-156 & 156-K
DS 230
Medicals instructions and forms

***Packet 3 and 4 are given on the same day via email ***
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): Appointment letter with interview date

***Packet 3 and 4 are given on the same day via email ***
Forms to Consulate? None. Packet 3 & 4 are given at the same time via email.
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Same_Day
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 7 to 14 working days
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? Ranges from 1910 to 2294 ghs for Akai House Clinic
About 1860 ghs for Holy Trinity Clinic
List of doctors? Akai House Clinic @ Cantoments
Holy Trinity Clinic @ Kaneshi

How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 4-8 hours
Vaccination requirements? Yes.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
Additional Info? If you are a U.S. citizen looking for information about non-immigrant visas for someone in Ghana, please send an email to NIVACCRA@state.gov. You should receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your email, and a response to your email within 5-7 business days.

Do not send personal documents, i.e. bank statements to our offices. We do not return documents received in the mail and we cannot take responsibility for those sensitive documents.

Nonimmigrant Visa Case Inquiries

Please include in your correspondence/email the following:

* Your full name
* Provide the type of visa you are requesting
* State whether you are the applicant or some other concerned party (please note that due to privacy laws we cannot release information to third parties)
* Clearly state your question or concern in the subject (such as emergency appointment request, etc)

Immigrant Visa Case Inquiries

If your inquiry is regarding Immigration visas, The email inbox IVAccra@State.gov is not monitored, you will not receive any reply to inquiries sent to this address.

As of June 1, 2022, all new inquiries to the Accra Consular Section must be submitted through our Accra Answers form. Please visit Embassy and Department websites. If you do not find the answer to your query or require specific case-related information, visit our Accra Answers form to submit a question.

Recent Visa Approvals

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Upcoming Interviews

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