Non Immigrant Visa Appointments

28 December, 2017

The U.S. Mission in Turkey has fully resumed processing non-immigrant visas and additional appointments have been made available.  Here are some answers to questions you might have about making or rescheduling your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Re-Opening of NIV Services

Q. Have all non-immigrant visa (NIV) interviews in Turkey resumed?

  A. Yes, effective December 28, 2017 we have resumed normal NIV interviews and are opening additional appointments at Embassy Ankara and Consulate General Istanbul.  This applies to ALL non-immigrant visa categories. 

  Q. I have an upcoming NIV appointment, but I would like to have an appointment on an earlier date.  Can I do that?

  A. First, check the calendar at the internet-based appointment system ( and see what is available.  An earlier appointment may have opened since you last checked.

If earlier appointments are not open, and if your travel to the United States is urgent and unexpected, you may qualify for an expedited appointment.  To request an expedited appointment, you must log in to your profile at  Please click on Group Actions on the Appointment Summary Page; select Request Expedite; and describe briefly and precisely why your travel is urgent and could not reasonably have been predicted in advance.  A consular officer will review your request and reschedule your appointment if your justification is found legitimate.

  Q. I already have an upcoming NIV appointment.  Do I need to make another appointment or take any other action?

  A. If you already have an NIV appointment for a future date, you do not need to take further action.  We look forward to seeing you on your chosen interview date.

  Q. I made an NIV appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of Turkey.  What should I do now?  Can I get a refund if I cancel this appointment?

  A. If you have made an NIV appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of Turkey, you can choose to keep that appointment or schedule a new appointment at either Embassy Ankara or Consulate General Istanbul.  However, if you choose to now book a new appointment, you would need to pay an application fee in Turkey; fees are not refundable or transferrable between countries.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:

Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports

28 November, 2016

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at


EVUS登记网站为。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 向签证持有人公布最新信息。