How much does a person need to travel from Ghama to US to prove they have sufficient funds to live on here in the US

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  • The close votes are baffling. If anything, this is probably a duplicate, but I didn't find an obvious candidate in a quick search. But it's certainly about travel, and it is not at all "too broad." – phoog Feb 18 at 1:46
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    You're not really asking about purchasing tickets are you? They have a fixed price from a company, just pay it and you get a ticket. If this is about getting through customs/immigration it should be edited to make that more clear. – Xen2050 Feb 18 at 2:46

This sounds very much like, I'm afraid, yet another variation on an unfortunately common scam. To answer your question: There is no definite amount; it depends on the duration of the person's visit and the specific activities anticipated during the visit.

Scammers commonly claim that they need a certain amount of money before they can get a visa, or to purchase a plane ticket, or some other prerequisite to their travel. They also frequently claim to be traveling from one of a small number of countries, prominently including Ghana and Russia.


Adding to phoog's answer about how much money: in addition to having funds to pay for the trip (and spending most or all of one's savings for a brief vacation will alone be disqualifying), the applicant (assuming that a diplomatic, dual-intent, or immigrant visa isn't sought) must rebut the US-legally-imposed presumption that visa seekers have immigrant intent. This requires showing reasons why the applicant would return home after the trip: spouse, children, other family, property, other savings or assets, job, etc.

Without proof to rebut the presumption, the visa application will be denied.

  • There are some visa seekers who do not need to rebut the presumption of immigrant intent, of course, such as those seeking immigrant visas, dual-intent visas, or diplomatic visas. – phoog Feb 18 at 3:50
  • @phoog. Yes, you're right. I've just amended my answer. Thanks. – David Feb 18 at 4:33

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