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Does a US citizen visiting Ghana have to pay a BTA to come

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Does a US citizen visiting Ghana have to pay a BTA to come back home to the USA?
JA: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?
Customer: No
JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Customer: Does a US citizen who's visited Ghana have to pay it BTA in order to come back to the USA?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 5 months ago.

Good morning,

No, there is no such requirement. This is a common ploy of scammers from Ghana (and elsewhere, but normally places like Ghana and Nigeria is where I've seen it) where a person -usually someone you meet on a dating site --will tell you that they have to show a specific amount of money in their bank account or must pay this BTA to come back into the country. It is NOT a requirement, the State Department actually used to warn about this. It's an attempt to steal money from unsuspecting people. Please do not fall for it!

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 5 months ago.

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