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What is a Visa?

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?

 Nonimmigrant Visas  

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

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.

 

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Important Announcement

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.
    Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available on our website.
    Applications for a U.S. visa made after June 8, 2015, are also affected by this delay.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants who did not submit their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should reschedule their interview appointments.  Individuals with urgent travel should contact us at http://turkey.usembassy.gov/emergency_appoinments.html.

    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. 

Official Visa Services

  • Schedule Your NIV or K1 Appointment
    Phone (Turkey): + 90 (850) 252-6355 or +90 (850) 390-2802
    U.S. Based Callers: +1 (703) 520-2490
    Skype ID: usvisaturkey
    Website: www.usvisa-info.com

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