The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey just announced that the Turkish citizens who want to visit the U.S. will be able to apply for visas again in January 2019 at the earliest.[/vc_column_text][vc_message message_box_color=”blue” el_class=”no-icon”]What Triggered the U.S. Visa Suspension[/vc_message][vc_column_text]The U.S. suspended all nonimmigrant visa services in Turkey on Oct. 8. Please refer to our blog post “Turkey Facing U.S. Visa Suspension” for further details on the story. Stunned and disappointed by the U.S. government’s decision, Turkey government also shut down its visa services in the U.S.
What’s Happening Now?
Currently, “The U.S. Mission in Turkey has resumed processing non-immigrant visas on a limited basis” and “Turkish citizens with valid visas may continue to travel to the United States,” according to the website of the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Turkey.
Apply for U.S. Visa in Another Country
A Turkish citizen can apply for the U.S. non-immigrant visa outside of Turkey to get a speedy process. In this case, a Turkish applicant for U.S. non-immigrant will need to pay the application fee for services in that country, even though he or she has already paid for the same services in Turkey. For further info on applying for U.S. nonimmigrant visas, please click HERE.