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I have a friend that lives in ghana how can I get him to…

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I have a friend that lives in ghana how can I get him to come to visit me in the United States

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Just help me to help my friend and what information from my friend do I need for the lawyer. And how long can he stay

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Your friend would need to submit a petition for a tourist visa to the US embassy in Ghana.

This is the address and phone number for the embassy to schedule an appointment and where he can get more information on obtaining the forms for the tourist visa application:

No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd

+233 30(###) ###-####/p>

The length of validity of the visa is determined when he receives the approved visa.

The length of stay for his trip will be told to him by the CBP officer upon his entry to the US -- generally a stay is granted for up to 6 months.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you. Do I need to do anything to help him come here
Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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He needs to fill out the tourist visa application in Ghana and go through the application process there.

However there is a form that you can fill out here -- Form I-134 from USCIS -- that works as a financial sponsorship form for him.

Basically it's used to demonstrate to US immigration authorities that you have enough funds available to finance his trip, and so he won't become dependent on US government funds to support him in any way while in the US.

You can access the I-134 form and instructions here:

https://www.uscis.gov/i-134

This form is not mandatory for his tourist visa application, but it can sometimes be helpful in getting his visa approved.

I hope that helps!

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thank you
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