Turkey Resumes Visa Application Services for US Travelers

Turkey Resumes Visa Application Services for US Travelers

The Washington Post reports that after suspending visa services for Americans, the country has partially lifted this directive.  U.S. travelers can now apply for visas at Turkish embassies and consulates, including the mission at 2525 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington. However, Americans are still restricted from obtaining a visa through two previously-available channels: the online system called e-Visa and visa booths at Turkish airports.

To apply for a visa, one can start by filling out the online form and selecting a date for an in-person appointment with consular services. The next available appointment could be two weeks out, so it’s best to plan accordingly. For the interview, one must bring a bank statement, proof of travel insurance, a passport photo, a passport (valid for at least six months after time of entry), travel itinerary, and $160 in cash. The process takes about five business days.