ALERT: Non-Immigrant Visa Services Suspended in Turkey (10/10/17)

Update: The U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul offer Non Immigrant Visa interviews by appointment only. All visa applicants should follow instructions at to schedule an appointment.

 **Applicants are advised not to make any travel arrangements before they physically receive their visas.**

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Re-Opening of NIV Services


Effective immediately, the United States Government has suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey. Ambassador John Bass released a statement on the suspension of these services, taking care to say that “this suspension of services is not a visa ban on Turkish citizens” but rather “a suspension of our consideration of new visa applications.” People possessing a valid visa may still travel to the United States, and all others may apply for a visa at another U.S. embassy or consulate outside of Turkey.