U.S. and Turkish Governments to Resume Offering Limited Visa Services

November 1, 2017

Update:  The U.S. and Turkish governments announced Monday (11/6/17)  that they would resume offering limited visa services to each others' citizens in Turkey and the U.S., respectively.  For more information go here.

On October 9, 2017, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, issued a statement on the suspension of visa services In Turkey. Besides explaining the reason of the suspension, the statement explains that:

  • This is not a visa ban on Turkish citizens.  It is a suspension of the consideration of new visas.
  • If you have a valid visa, you can travel to the U.S.
  • If you want to apply for a new visa, you can do so at a U.S. embassy or consulate outside of Turkey.

While the duration of the suspension unknown, the Ambassador expresses hope that it will “not last long.”