This report covers the latest developments in the visa-issuing suspensions and delays happening at the U.S. Missions in Turkey.
Last month, the U.S. Consulate General in Turkey announced that non-immigrant visa (NIV) processing at the Missions in Turkey were suspended as of Tuesday, October 10, 2017.1 As of November 8, 2017, the U.S. Mission in Turkey announced limited NIV processing in both Ankara and Istanbul.2
Individuals affected by last month’s suspension of visa processing at the Consular Missions in Turkey should review the updates below to ascertain opportunities for scheduling new visa appointments and other visa processing matters with the Embassies/Consulates, and to foster compliance and timely processing.
Please keep in mind the following guidelines:
1 For prior coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2017-151, October 13, 2017.
2 See the November 6, 2017 “Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on Re-opening of Limited Visa Services” .
* Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.
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