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US embassy to clear students visa applications backlog

Virginia Palmer, The US Ambassador to Ghana,  has expressed the commitment of her office (US Embassy) to clear the backlog of visa applications from prospective Ghanaian students seeking to pursue studies in the US.

According to her the embassy was currently working around the clock to get students’ visa interview appointments on time to enable successful ones to travel.

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Virginia Palmer, therefore, encouraged prospective students desiring to undertake undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degree in the US not to be deterred by delayed appointments.

“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 said.

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Clarifying concerns over visa Backlogs, the US embassy said it has instituted another program to support people who  already had expired visas to renew them without going back to the embassy.

“You can just send visa application to us by mail and those renewals are very straightforward,” she assured the public.

She added that the embassy had instituted a procedure by which prospective students could request for expedite visa appointments.

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With about 4,200 students studying currently in 630 different educational institutions in the US in 2021 alone, Ms Palmer said Ghana was the second highest “sender” of students to the US.

A Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, was happy that education had kept the bond between Ghana and the US together over the years.

Source : Honestynewsgh.com

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