Urgent Information For Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government has imposed restrictions and requirements that may affect travel to the United States. Please review the information below before scheduling or attending a visa-related appointment.

Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus

Extension of Visa Fee Validity

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983

Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052


U.S. Visa and Travel Updates

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.

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Welcome, U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the Official Immigrant (permanent) Visa support website for the U.S. Embassy in Turkey.

Consular Operations - Emergency Services Only due to Nationwide Lockdown

On April 26, 2021, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Turkey announced a nationwide lockdown beginning at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021, and continuing until at least 5:00 AM on Monday, May 17, 2021. During this time, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, U.S. Consulate in Adana, and Consular Agency in Izmir will be closed for routine consular services and all previously scheduled appointments will be rescheduled. During this period, only emergency services will be provided.

Please continue to monitor our website for the most up-to-date information regarding our operating status: https://tr.usembassy.gov/visas/.

For more detailed information regarding the nationwide lockdown, please review the Interior Ministry's Circular: https://www.icisleri.gov.tr/81-il-valiligine-tam-kapanma-tedbirleri-genelgesi-gonderildi.

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