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2017-11-20

[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah

2017-11-14

[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing

2017-11-10

[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed

2017-11-09

[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims

2017-11-08

[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again

2017-11-07

[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  

2017-11-06

[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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General News

[ 2017-03-18 ]

Ghana was among 13 countries with denial rate of over 60 percent

Ghana among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications
Ghana is among the countries with the highest
United States visa application denial rates,
according to the U.S. State Department.

Ghana was among the 13 countries with a denial
rate of over 60 percent according to figures from
the 2015 fiscal year.

The highest rates were found to be in African and
Middle Eastern countries, including Syria and
Somalia, whilst Cuba and Laos also had high denial
rates.

The Visa acquisition process

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s
attempted travel bans, the application process for
a US visa can take up to 12 months, and they
mostly end up in denials, per the figures.

The typical process begins with the submission of
the non-immigrant visa application online followed
by the payment of the application fee at a
designated bank to sign up for an interview.

The applicant has to have documents to indicate a
stable life and the unlikelihood of a visa
overstay.

This is followed by an interview with a Foreign
Service officer which can take up to four months
to secure in some countries.

The applicant’s information is checked against
American and foreign databases with officers from
various U.S. agencies also conducting interviews
and further research into one’s background.

The Visa is then issued if everything is deemed
satisfactory, though a successful applicant may
undergo an additional round of behind-the-scenes
screening by American customs officers at the
airport.

Upon arrival, one may be questioned by customs
officers and may be screened again.

Visa Waiver programme

Visitors from the 38 countries that are members of
the visa-waiver programme don’t follow all the
steps above.

But they still have to provide personal
information to the American government before they
can travel to the United States. There are however
no African countries on this programme.

Source - citifmonline.com



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