Immigrant Visas

Note for Diversity Visa (DV) applicants:  As of September 4, 2020, new regulations permit U.S. embassies and consulates to process DV-2020 applications on or before September 30, 2020, where local health conditions and post resources allow.  Ghanaian DV-2020 program participants who were issued visas that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic may contact consularaccra@state.gov for specific information regarding their cases.  (Please include your case number in your email.)  For more information about the DV-2020 program, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/diversity-visa-DV-2020-update.html

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Ghana at the U.S. Embassy in Accra.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Immigrant Visas