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ANSWER: Unfortunately, I do not have very good news. IT seems as if you have been the victim of a common romance scam that purports to start in Ghana. DO NOT SEND ANY MORE MONEY TO THIS PERSON.
There is no such thing as Declaration Fee or Basic Travel Allowance. I know she has probably sent documents that looked legitimate, but these people are professionals. They send documents that look authoenti, but they are not.
Here is information on this, provided by the US consulate in Ghana: http://ghana.usembassy.gov/romance_scam.html
And here is information provided by the Ghana Immigration service about Basic Travel Allowances and Declaration Fees, which do not exists, as you will read: http://www.ghanaimmigration.org/FAQ.html
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