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Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

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Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

I have been notified that there is a BTA, I was un-aware of the amount that the Ghana is requesting $15,000 dollars she can't leave until this is paid which I'm told will be returned as soon as she arrives in the U.S. Is this correct. I'm not sure of this or is this a scam can someone please let me know ?

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I am trying to bring my future wife from Ghana to the United States of America,she is a citizen of Ghana.Why do i have to pay a travel allowance,when i have already paid for the plane fare,visa,and passport? Can this fee if it is mandatory be waived?And does the Ghana immigration office authorize this fee?And what is the purpose of this fee?These are hard times everywhere,where can we get that kind of money when all the other fees are so high?Can the Ghana embassy or consul waive this fee for hardship basis?Please get back to me as soon as possible,because she was do to travel this week and i have just been told of this fee.Thank you for your time,Mikail Siddiq.My e:mail address is:mikailsiddiq@sbcglobal.net.

Birmingham, United...
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12. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

The fee does not exist. Your "future wife" is a scammer, or working for one.

Waukegan, Illinois...
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13. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

How long will it be before i get a response to my inquiry about the travel allowance,and is it mandatory,Mikail Siddiq?

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14. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

There is no fee! As several have already said, the fee does not exist and if anyone is telling you otherwise, they are attempting to scam you. Cut your losses and run away!

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15. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

She is lying to you. There is no fee.

It is a scam to get you to send her money.

You have paid for ticket that is fake, or not confirmed

You have paid passport fee that does mot exist

You have paid visa fees that did not go to visa department

If you pay bta, which is basic travel allowance....which does not exist...

There will either be more fees to pay...or..

She will then get into an accident on the way to the airport and require emergency surgery. A doctor will contact you to wire the funds.

You have been played, line by line, according to the scammer playbook.

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Malappuram, Kerala...
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17. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

is there any bta decleration for caneda

Malappuram, Kerala...
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18. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

is there any bta decleartion called bta

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19. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

Do yourself a favour and spend couple of minutes reading the rest of this post.

THERE IS NO BTA, you are being scammed.

The very fact that "BTA" has been brought up shows this is a scam

Cut you loses, cut all contact, and move on.

Birmingham, United...
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20. Re: Declaration Fee/Basic Travel Allowance ?

I can't believe people are still falling for this scam. Seriously!