Some 3,500 Ghanaians in US under deportation orders for visa abuse

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson (left) during the interview
Ambassador Robert P. Jackson (left) during the interview

One of the reasons why some Ghanaians seeking to travel to the US for tourism or any other purpose are likely to be denied visas by the Embassy in Accra, is because some Ghanaians have abused the terms of their visas, they have not returned from the US and 3,500 are currently under deportation orders.

The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson told in an exclusive interview in Accra, July 19, 2016 that one of the reasons why the US Embassy is tightening visa issuing processes for Ghanaians is because some Ghanaians overstay the duration of their visas.

Asked how many visas the Embassy issued last year. He said, “Last year we issued about 13,000 visas. Over 9000 for tourists, businessmen and students, approximately 3500 for people who want to immigrate to the US.

Mr. Jackson, however, declined to say how many were rejected.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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