- More Information About The IV Administrative Processing
- Check Your Case Number: Important Notice: The immigrant visa applicants, who applied for a visa after 01 March 2015, can check the status of their cases on "IV Status Check". Note: If you receive an error message when you enter your case number into the system and/or your interview was before 1 March 2015, please visit our old administrative reviewing website.
Please Note: Due to high demand, we are currently experiencing delays in administrative processing. Most cases require 3-6 months to complete their administrative processing. However, please understand that this process has no time constraints and may even take longer.
The Consular Section strongly encourages you NOT to buy your tickets or make travel arrangements until after your visa is approved and you have it in hand. The Consular Section cannot guarantee that your visa will be approved and cannot be responsible for the consequences of your decision to buy a non-refundable plane ticket.
Nonimmigrant Visas, Istanbul Consulate General
Our visa processing systems have begun to be restored, and we now have limited capacity to print visas for applicants previously interviewed. If your passport was returned to you without a visa due to the systems outage you may now submit your passport back to our office for visa printing.
After your passports and/or missing documents are received, a consular officer will review your case again. If everything is in order, your visa packet will be prepared and sent to the PTT office which you chose. This process may take several additional days.
We will make every effort to issue visas to eligible applicants within the month June. However due to ongoing systems issues, we may continue to experience delays printing visas in certain cases.
We apologize to applicants and recognize that this may cause hardship to applicants waiting for visas.
The immigrant visa applicants, who applied for a visa after 01 March 2015, can check the status of their cases on our new website, "IV Status Check".
Note: If you receive an error message when you enter your case number into the system and your interview was before 1 March 2015, please visit our old administrative reviewing website.
GSS US Phone Number Changed
Our current U.S. Phone Numbers for scheduling K visa appointments and registering for PTT passport pick up location have changed. The new phone number for these services is: (1)(703) 520-2490.