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.
We are located at the U.S. Embassy building in East Cantonments.
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.
For general inquiries,
(233-302) 741-000 extension 1730
011-(233-302) 741-000 extension 1730
(from the United States)
For specific case inquiries,
Due to security concerns, appointments should be made by phone. Please call (233-302)-741-000, extension 1730.
By Trotro (Taxi/Mini Bus/Van): Ask for the American Visa Section.
Limited Parking is available near the building.
Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.
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.
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.
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.
The Accra Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:
USCIS Dallas LockboxFor US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
For Express mail and courier deliveries:USCIS
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
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.
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.