US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.

All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.

Current vs New Fee Increases

Form #Immigration ApplicationCurrent FeesNew FeesExtra Fees% Increase
N-400U.S. Citizenship$640$1,170$530+83%
I-130/I-485Family Green Cards$1,760$2,860$1,100+62%
I-751Petition to Remove Conditions$595$760$165+28%
I-765Employment Authorization (EAD) - (Non-DACA)$410$550$140+34%

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Ghana - Accra Field Office

Service Area

The Accra Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Street Address
United States Embassy
24 Fourth Circular Road
East Cantonments
Accra, Ghana
(Please use the public entrance access at the U.S. Consulate, American Citizen Section)
Mailing Address from the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
Department of State
2020 Accra Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-2020
Mailing Address from Outside the US
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
P.O. Box 194
24 Fourth Circular Road
East Cantonments
Accra, Ghana
Express Mail Address
Field Office Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
24 Fourth Circular Road
East Cantonments
Accra, Ghana

Office Location

We are located at the U.S. Embassy building in East Cantonments.

Hours of Operation

The office is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. The office is closed on Ghanaian and American holidays.

Phone, Fax Numbers and E-mail


For general inquiries,
(233-302) 741-000 extension 1730

011-(233-302) 741-000 extension 1730
(from the United States)


For specific case inquiries,

Visiting the office in person


Due to security concerns, appointments should be made by phone. Please call (233-302)-741-000, extension 1730.

Public Transportation

By Trotro (Taxi/Mini Bus/Van): Ask for the American Visa Section.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Limited Parking is available near the building.

Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.

Paying Fees

Fees for applications and petitions are listed in the Forms section on the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with Cedis (local currency), US Dollars, or postal money orders. Personal checks are not accepted.


Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website or visit the Overseas Immigration Services and Guidance Page.


For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.

Form I-130

U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents, who reside locally in Ghana, and students that are studying at various universities or schools in Ghana, may file a Form I-130 with the USCIS Office in Accra. You must make an appointment to file your Form I-130. For local filing procedures, you may call or email to make an appointment.

When filing, you must present residence cards, resident permit stamps, and/or employment documents.

The filing fee can only be paid in Cedis (local currency) or US Dollars. The Embassy cashier cannot accept personal checks.

For inquiries on this or any other information, please contact the Accra Field Office at (233-302)-741-000 extension 1730.

For inquiries on the Immigrant Visa process, please contact the Embassy's Immigrant Visa Branch directly at (233-302)-740-000 extension 1710.

Form N-400

USCIS offices overseas are only authorized to process applications for Naturalization for active duty military members and certain eligible family members. See the USCIS Website's Citizenship section for eligibility criteria and proper filing procedures.

Form I-131 Parole

The Accra Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
PO Box 660865
Dallas, TX. 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

Attn: HP
2501 S. State Hwy 121,
Business Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.

Form I-131 Re-entry

The Accra Field Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-Entry Permit are found under the How Do I Get A Travel Document section, or you may call or email to make an appointment to come to the office.

Transportation Boarding Letters

A transportation letter may be issued to a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident to replace a lost or stolen Alien Registration Card (Form I-551) by visiting the Accra Field Office during normal business hours. You must make an appointment to file for a transportation letter.

Please call or email the USCIS Accra Field Office for more information and be prepared to give specific information regarding your immigration status in the United States and the circumstances surrounding the loss of the document. Police reports are required for stolen documents.

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