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.
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
The immigrant visa applicants, who applied for a visa after 01 March 2015, can check the status of their cases on our new website, "IV Status Check".
Note: If you receive an error message when you enter your case number into the system and your interview was before 1 March 2015, please visit our old administrative reviewing website.
GSS US Phone Number Changed
Our current U.S. Phone Numbers for scheduling K visa appointments and registering for PTT passport pick up location have changed. The new phone number for these services is: (1)(703) 520-2490.