I have a young lady planning on coming to visit me in California. She is telling me that before she can board the plane immigration is going to ask her to show $1,650.00 USD as funds to take care of her self while here. Per the letter she sent me.
The statutory declaraton fee imposed on travelers, [ersonal or business trips out of Ghana
Is declared cumpulsory by the Government of the people's republic of Ghana. 1992 constitution article 754 cross 1285.
Only should be checked for any traveler leaving the counrty an anytime to any 1st world
Country(USA, CANADA , EUROPE, AND PARTS OF THE WORLD)
The minimum amount for declaration for first time travelers $3000.00 Businedd or personal
The minimum amount for declaration on second or subsequent travel out of Ghana is $1,650.00
All travelers are to declare a fee depending on the type of immigration requires declared
,after passport, visas, and all other travel d\ocuments are checked through
Any officer in charge of checking on a declaration fee should return amount back to traveler right the point of check and confirmation
Decalaration fee is cumpuslory and needed to ensure all Ghanians abroad on long term travel time live and has the assurance of the government of Ghana , a well based life
I would certainly investigate before you send any money. I'm not sure how well you know this person, so to investigate, I would call the United States ambassador to Ghana. Also The Ghana embassy in the United States.
BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT SENDING MONEY>>>> READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
U.S. Embassy In Ghana
Chief of mission: Ambassador Mary Carlin YATES
Embassy: 6th and 10th Lanes, 798/1 Osu, Accra
Mailing address: P. O. Box 194, Accra
Telephone:  (21) 775-347, 775-348
Fax:  (21) 701-813
Recently American citizens have consulted the Embassy regarding questionable business offers described to them by electronic mail sent by Ghana-based individuals. Typically, these scam operations begin with an unsolicited communication (usually by e-mail) from an unknown individual who describes a situation that promises quick financial gain, often by assisting in the transfer of a large sum of money or valuables out of the country. A series of "advance fees" must then be paid in order to conclude the transaction: for example, fees to open a bank account, or to pay certain taxes. In fact, the final payoff does not exist; the purpose of the scam is simply to collect the advance fees. Reports have also reached the Embassy of fraudulent charities soliciting contributions through the Internet or direct mail. If you receive such business offers or charity requests, you are strongly urged to check with the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Embassy for an assessment of the offer's credibility. To check on a business's legitimacy in the U.S. contact the Ghana Desk Officer at the International Trade Administration, Room 2037, Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-1358, fax: (202) 482-5198 or the Trade Information Center at 1-800-USA-TRADE. Americans already in Ghana may contact the U.S. Embassy at telephone (233) (21) 775-347 or 775-348.
OK... sounds like you're still holding out some hope that in your case there might not be a scam... it certainly shows how easy it is to find potential victims. People who will go to extremes finding some little measure of hope to cling to because they want desparately to believe in the possibility that something is legitimate, only make the job easier for those who use this strategy to separate money from the poor trusting sole. If my suggestions above didn't cause you to rethink the issue, then I suppose you will have a great deal of time to think about it after you send the money.
The VISA fee is just changing to a little over 300 dollars
CONSULAR SERVICES FEES TO CHANGE WORLDWIDE
Effective January 1, 2008, the worldwide application fee for a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa will increase from USD $100 to USD $131 (or Ghanaian Cedi equivalent). The worldwide application fee for a U.S. Immigrant Visa will also increase, from $335 to $355. These fee increases, which are being applied throughout the world, reflect the rising costs of processing visa applications, including the cost of enhanced biometric security features, information technology systems, and inflation.
Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants
Nonimmigrant Visa applicants who paid the prior $100 application fee before January 1, 2008, will not be required to pay additional fees if they appear for a visa interview before January 31, 2008. Applicants who paid the prior $100 fee and appear for visa interviews after January 31, 2008, must pay the difference of $31 before their interview. Applicants should pay at Standard Chartered Bank and obtain a new receipt before appearing for their interview. All applicants paying after January 1, 2008, regardless of their interview date, must pay the full $131 fee.
Immigrant Visa Applicants
All immigrant visa applicants who paid the prior $335 application fee before January 1, 2008, will be processed without further payment, regardless of their interview date. All applicants paying their fee on or after January 1, 2008, must pay the new $355 fee, regardless of their interview date. Most applicants pay their fees through the Department of State's National Visa Center (NVC) in the United States. Fee bills sent by NVC will reflect the change effective January 1, 2008. Applicants who make their payment after this date will be required to pay $355 even if their original bill displays the previous fee. This fee increase will also effect Diversity Visa applicants, who pay the immigrant visa application process fee at the time of their interview.
And I will add, I know some wonderful people from Ghana, one cleans at the building where I hold my Sunday serivce. There is no fee like this.
And of course they have "papers" the passport may be real, they often use the same one on 100's of scams, or pay some poor girl 10 bucks to do this for them. As for as other papers, how hard is it to fake papers on a computer.
It is so sad that some people are so desperate that they will believe these scams, and in the end, they will be broke and still alone.
Declaration fee is very important for every Traveler, In case of any Emergency or if the person you are Traveling to refuse to show up, it will help the traveler not to be stranded . I have traveled several times and it very important... Edward Ogden from USA
Declaration fee is very important for every Traveler, In case of any Emergency or if the person you are Traveling to refuse to show up, it will help the traveler not to be stranded . i have traveled several times and it very important ...............Edward Ogden from USA
I agree that you should have funds to pay for travel and expenses, but this 3 year old thread is about a government required "declaration" fee. there is no such fee. you can confirm this information directly from the Ghana government website. As such your post is ill-advised.
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