U.S.-Turkey Mutual Visa Suspension

The United States has suspended nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, after the arrest of a Turkish employee of the embassy. In response, Turkey has imposed travel restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Turkey.


A diplomatic dispute has resulted in the following travel restrictions between the United States and Turkey:
  • U.S. citizens will not be issued Turkish sticker visas, e-visas or border visas on or after October 9, 2017. 
  • U.S. citizens already holding valid sticker visas, e-visas or border visas issued prior to October 9, 2017 can enter Turkey.
  • U.S. citizens with valid work and/or residence cards can travel in and out of Turkey at this time.
  • Nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. Mission to Turkey are currently suspended. Immigrant visa services are not affected.