Message from ISSS regarding US non-immigrant visa processing in Turkey


The U.S. Mission in Turkey has resumed full visa services.  Read more >>


The U.S. Mission in Turkey has resumed non-immigrant visa processing on a limited basis.  Read more >>


Ambassador John Bass has provided additional information regarding the non-immigrant visa suspension in Turkey:

  • This suspension of services is not a visa ban on Turkish citizens. It’s a suspension of new non-immigrant visa application processing in Turkey. 
  • If you have a valid visa, you can still travel to the US. 
  • If you want to apply for a visa at another US embassy or consulate outside of Turkey, you are free to do so as long as the particular consulate allows Third Country National visa applications.

October 9, 2017

Dear international students and scholars from Turkey,

According to the statement from the US mission to Turkey, effective immediately, the US consulates in Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services in Turkey. 

We do not recommend that you travel outside the US until the US government issues additional details. This includes even brief trips to Canada or Mexico, especially if your current US visa has expired.  

We will update this announcement as found on our website with more details, if any should arise.  Please check the ISSS website periodically for updates. 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your ISSS advisor if you have questions or need support. 

Best regards,

Your ISSS staff