What is a Visa?
A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.
What Types of Visas are Available?
A nonimmigrant visa is required for travelers to the United States who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel: Nonimmigrant Visa Categories
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. Embassies and Consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications. Additionally, applicats who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee. The Embassy Consular Section is not able to accept credit card payments at this time. U.S. citizens and visa applicants may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications.
U.S. citizens in Turkey requiring emergency assistance can reach consular staff through the following website:
Official Visa Services
Schedule Your NIV or K1 Appointment Phone (Turkey): +90 (850) 252-6355
U.S. Based Callers: +1 (703) 439-2348
Skype ID: usvisaturkey