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Visa Services

General Information

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul offer Nonimmigrant visa interviews by appointment only.  Please click here first before you call the Visa Information Service at +90 212-340-4444 to schedule your visa appointment.  To make an appointment in Istanbul please click here.  If you are an Iranian national please read the instructions located on the Iranian Applicants’ webpage

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara offers Immigrant visa services. 

Urgent/Emergency Travel

If you have a medical emergency, or if you need to travel urgently to the U.S. for business, you may qualify for an emergency interview.  To request an emergency interview in Ankara, you must first go online to fill out and submit the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application Form (DS-160) and then call the Visa Information Service at +90 212-340-4444 to schedule the first available interview appointment in Ankara.  Next you need to send an email to; your email must clearly explain your emergency and must include your personal contact information.   Please write “NIV Emergency” in the subject line of your email message.  We will review your request and we will send you an e-mail response.  if we  have denied your request, you may keep your regular interview time.

To request an emergency interview in Istanbul you must first call the Visa Information Service at +90 212-340-4444 and schedule an interview appointment, and then email your emergency request to


Your visa application fee is based on the type of visa for which you apply. You must review this list to determine the fee for your visa type.  After you have determined the correct fee, please go to any TEB Bank (Türk Ekonomi Bankası) branch to pay the fee. The bank will give you a receipt for your payment, and you must bring the original receipt to your interview.  We will not accept photocopies of your receipt.  Please remember that this is an application fee; we will not refund your fee if you do not receive a visa.  Please note that you do not need to pay the application fee if the following applies to you:

1)    You have a diplomatic passport

2)    You are a government official or eligible family member traveling to the United States in an official capacity

3)    You are applying for an exchange visitor (J) visa to participate in an official Department of State sponsored educational or cultural exchange program