10/9/2017 - Suspension of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Services in Turkey

October 9, 2017

This is to alert you of the suspension of visa services at the U.S. embassy and consulates in Turkey. Until further notice, it is not possible to apply for a non-immigrant visa in Turkey. 

In a statement from the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Ambassador John Bass indicates that this suspension of services is not a visa ban nor a travel ban for Turkish citizens. If you already have a valid visa, the visa remains valid: https://tr.usembassy.gov/ambassador-john-bass-statement-suspension-visa-services-turkey/

For the near future, Berkeley International Office recommends minimizing international travel due to the changing nature of the new administration's policies on visas and U.S. entry. Should you have essential travel that requires a visa application, you can look into the possibility of applying in a third country and consult with a Berkeley International Office Adviser. 

Berkeley International Office will continue to provide updates via our Immigration Policy Updates website and via email alerts. Please feel free to contact your BIO Advisers with questions or concerns, or to be redirected to resources that best support your needs.