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Immigrant Visas

Immigrant Visas


An immigrant visa is required of anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States. U.S. immigration law provides for the issuance of immigrant visas in four general categories: immediate relatives, family-based, employment-based, and Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the “green card” lottery.

The Immigrant Visa Unit is open Monday through Friday. Interviews are only by appointment.


Please visit Visa Categories to learn more about the different visa classes.


Outside the United States:

U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey
Consular Section 
Immigrant Visa Unit
Atatürk  Blvd. 110 
06100 Kavaklıdere
Ankara, Turkey

Within the United States:

American Embassy Ankara
Immigrant Visa Unit
Unit 7000
DPO AE 09823

Contact Information

  • Visa Information Service
    Phone: +90 (850) 252-6355
    Phone (U.S. Calls): (703) 439-2348
    Skype ID: usvisaturkey
    Apply Here:
  • U.S. Embassy Ankara
    Nonimmigrant Visa Section
    Phone: +90 (312) 455-5555
    E-Mail: Click Here
    U.S. Embassy Ankara
    Immigrant Visa Section
    E-Mail: Click Here
  • U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
    Nonimmigrant Visa Section
    Phone: +90 (212) 335-9000
    E-Mail: Click Here

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Upcoming Closure Dates

  • 3-7 October 2014
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