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Administrative Process Status for Immigrant Visa Applicants

All nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants (including 'K' visa applicants) may require administrative processing. While most administrative procedures occur prior to the final immigrant visa interview, in some instances additional processing may be required after the interview. They cannot be expedited and our office does not have any control over them. Applicants should plan their schedules accordingly.

Check Your Case Number: The immigrant visa applicants 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 please contact us. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that derivative applicants cannot be issued a visa while their principal applicants' administrative processing is still pending. 

* The date stated next to your case number is NOT a new appointment date.  It is the expiration date of your administrative process. We advise you to come (or send your documents, if you are a Turkish citizen) to our office at your earliest convenience when the status of your case is 'completed'. 

Processing Completed

After your case number appears, you can send your passport, OF-194 refusal sheet and missing documents, if any, to the U.S. Embassy Ankara.  You have until the expiration date, announced next to your case number, to send in your passport and documents.  Before sending your passport and documents, please visit or call 90-850-390-2884 from Turkey or (703) 520-2490 from the United States to arrange for delivery of your packet to the Embassy and to select a passport/visa pickup location.   Please note that once you register for PTT service, you will have the opportunity to send and receive your documents without paying a fee.

Upon receipt of your packet, we will review your application again and, if everything is in order, your passport and visa packet will be given to PTT courier service within 5 business days for delivery to the PTT branch you have chosen.  If your application is still missing items, then you will receive a notice informing you of the additional items needed to complete your application.

Important Reminder Regarding Medical Examinations

Medical examinations classified as "Class B (TB)" are valid for 3 months from the date the doctor signed the report. All other medical examinations classified as "No apparent disease or defect” are valid for 6 months after the doctor’s signature date. If your case is subject to further administrative processing, your medical report may expire during the process.  In that case, you are required to renew your examination and submit an updated medical report to our office when you come here to receive your immigrant visa. Your visa validity will be limited with the validity of your medical report. If you plan to travel at a later date, you are advised to renew your medical report and get a visa with a longer validity period.

NOTE: When you send your documents to our office to receive your visa, please obtain and provide the most recent taxable year’s complete income tax returns from your petitioner and co-sponsor (such as 1040 Individual income tax returns, Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statements or Form 1099, Miscellaneous Income).

What's New

  • Important: U.S. Embassy, Consular Section will be closed for business between 21 April and 1 May 2016. Processing of documentation (including passports) and correspondences, such as email messages, received during this time period will delayed until 02 May 2016.

  • All visa applicants (Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants) are only able to submit missing documents and passports to the U.S. Embassy Ankara Consular Section by mail. In-person passport submissions for certain nationalities will no longer be accepted. Applicants may use the PTT courier services free of charge for this purpose. To register for the PTT services please click on At this web site, please click on the “Consular Section instructed me to send more documents” option. From there, please print out a “Courier in receipt” to send your documents to our office through PTT free of charge. 

Contact Information

  • Visa Information Service
    Phone (From Turkey): +90 (850) 390-2884
    Phone (U.S. Calls): +1 (703) 520-2490
    Skype ID: usvisaturkey
    Apply Here:
  • U.S. Embassy Ankara
    Nonimmigrant Visa Section
    Phone (From Turkey): +90 (850) 390-2884
    Phone (U.S. Calls): +1 (703) 520-2490
    E-Mail: Click Here
    U.S. Embassy Ankara
    Immigrant Visa Section
    E-Mail: Click Here
  • U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
    Nonimmigrant Visa Section
    Phone (From Turkey): +90 (850) 390-2884
    Phone (U.S. Calls): +1 (703) 520-2490

    E-Mail: Click Here