The US Ambassador to Ghana has said the embassy is working around the clock to get prospective Ghanaian students’ visa interview appointments on time to enable successful ones to travel to the US to study.
“I have, with permission, taken every officer with the Consulate and put them to work on the visa line,” Madam Virginia Palmer said.
“The consulate section has opened up lots of appointments for non-emigrant visas and I will encourage people that need to go to the United States to go ahead and apply for visas,” she added.
The ambassador expressed this during a two-day education fair to offer the students accurate, comprehensive and current information about opportunities for students to study at accredited universities in the US.
According to her, the embassy has introduced a programme dubbed “Interview waiver programme” to support people whose visas had expired to renew them without going back to the embassy.
“You can just send visa application to us by email and those renewals are very straightforward,” she assured.
Madam Palmer also indicated that there is a process available for prospective students to request for expedite visa appointments.
The education fair
The two-day fair brought together about 40 high education institutions in the US.
Some of the participating universities are Howard University, Drexel University, Emory University School of Law, Millersville University, Iowa State University of Science and Technology and Middle Tennessee State University.
The rest are New York Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Taxes Technology University, PACE University, Webster University, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Arizona and University of Kentucky.