U.S. suspends non-immigrant visa issuance at consulates and embassy in Turkey

October 10, 2017

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.”