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last updated on 2023-05-19 by PakistaniRussian

Phone Number: Phone: (90-312) 455-5555
Fax: (90-312) 467-0019
E-Mail: CA-Ankara@state.gov IV_Ankara@state.gov
Çukurambar, Öğretmenler Cd. No:2,
06510 Çankaya/Ankara - Turkiye
Working Hours: 8:00 - 17:30
Best Contact Method: Email (ankaraIV@state.gov), English inquiries get a response in a few days.
or complete online request form at
http://www.usemb-ankara.org.tr/questiv.htm for Immigrant Visas
http://www.usemb-ankara.org.tr/questniv.htm for Non-Immigrant Visas
Can also call Monday through Thursday between 10:30am-12:00pm local time, at (90)(312) 466-6100. (That is 2:30am to 4:00am Eastern time in the USA). May not get anyone to answer the phone the first time, so be persistent, and keep trying. Eventually, you will get through to someone.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: The embassy receives the case from NVC in a couple of weeks. It takes another couple of weeks to wait for dates to become available and schedule the interview. Usually interviews are available within 2 to 3 months. This information is accurate as of June 2022.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Currently (09/2016) website is being updated and links in the email they send do not work. February 2016 Instructions can be found at:

Below is the email the embassy sends one week before interview date, listing all the documents needed:
(Please note that I-864 is not needed for K-1 applicants,and PTT registration can be done at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/)

Documents to bring with you (all applicants)

Court Record(s) (Original AND English translation with copy), If any applicant has been arrested, charged, convicted, or imprisoned in any country.
Police Certificate (Original AND English translation with copy), If any applicant has lived in any other foreign country for more than 12 months, where a police certificate is available (check link) OR was arrested for any reason, regardless of how long they lived there. Police certificates for Turkey must include the archive records check (Arsiv kayitli Adli Sicil Kaydi), but do not need to be translated.
Prior marriage documents (Original AND English translation with copy), Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate and/or Death Certificate regarding your prior spouse(s), If applicable.
I-134, Affidavit of Support (Original), If you are a Diversity or Fiancée Visa applicant and you have a sponsor, then you should use I-134 Affidavit of Support form.
I-864, Affidavit of Support (Original).
Medical exam, All immigrant visa applicants are required to undergo a medical examination by a panel physician designated by the consular section. The validity of the medical exam will determine the visa validity, which will be the last day to enter the United States.
PTT registration receipt, Each passport holder applying for a visa must register their passport pickup location with Turkish Post (PTT) before coming to the Embassy by using the provided link or calling +90-850 390 2884 (or 703-520-2490 from inside the United States). Failure to register your appointment at this web site will delay your entry at the Embassy gate on the day of your interview.
Previous passport with valid U.S. nonimmigrant visa (Original), If applicable.
Color photograph, 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size, printed on photo-quality paper, two per applicant.

Details for each applicant

Applicant 1: XXX XXXX
Status: Interview Scheduled; Interview Appointment: XXX
Documents and/or Actions Required:

I-134, Affidavit of Support (Original).
1040 Individual Income Tax returns and W2 forms, or IRS tax transcript (Photocopy), If the petitioner did not file tax returns, he/she must submit a letter explaining why he/she has not filed a U.S. tax return and/or paid taxes., From petitioner and any co- sponsors for tax year 2015. If the petitioner did not file a tax return, they must provide a letter explaining why.
Proof of relationship between you and your fiancé / spouse. (Original), May include-but not limited to-photographs, email messages, phone logs, internet chat logs, and travel tickets which show a continuing relationship between petitioner and beneficiary.
IMBRA pamphlet, Before your visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate abroad, it is important that you carefully read this pamphlet. In doing so, you will learn about your rights and protections, as well as resources available to you, if help is needed when you come to the United States.
DS160 form (Electronic submission), Please complete an electronic visa application., Print and bring us your DS160 confirmation page.
Police Certificate, Turkey (Original), Required for all Turkish citizens or residents of Turkey. Must include archive records check (Arsiv kayitli Adli Sicil Kaydi).
Birth Certificate, Turkey (Original), Nüfus kayit örnegi.

Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): NVC sends it to petitioner in the USA 2-4 weeks before interview. Embassy sends it the to beneficiary in Turkey several days to a few weeks before interview. Packet 4 contains 1)Interview date and time 2) Instructions for interview 3) Appointment letter 4) Instructions for the medical and names of available doctors.

By email for Iranian applicants.
Forms to Consulate? Not required to send documents to consulate, the applicant brings any documents they ask for to the interview.
Please see: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/turkey/5/instruction_packages/K1K2%20VISA%20INSTRUCTIONS%20-%20FEB%202016.pdf
Other Forms (if any)? Yes, see Packet 3 (above).
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? Sometimes
If not what's the waiting period? The visa is issued and sent in 5-7 business days at most. Usually received even earlier as they deliver with the fast PTT service.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? Physical Examination, History and Document evaluation and preperation of the final medical report, Blood Test, Chest X-Ray: $200.00
Vaccination: $20.00 to $220.00 (for each)
Costs around 300 to 400 USD per person depending on tests.
List of doctors? Dr. Mehmet Ungan
Dr. Handan Ungan
Ataturk Bulvari Nr: 237/45, 4th floor, Kavaklidere ANKARA / TURKEY
Appointments are made online on their website: http://www.doctorun.com
No photos required, photos taken at the doctors office.
You can only schedule your appointment a month before your interview.
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 1
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? Not long, especially if the interview is early in the day. Showing up 45 to an hour early is sufficient.
Vaccination requirements? Beneficiary should bring "vaccination records" with them to the medical examination in order to help the physician determine what vaccinations are necessary. However, if the vaccination record is not available, the physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirements. COVID vaccination proof required at the medical exam.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Ramada Wyndham Hotel: Decent walking distance, mid-ranking hotel with AC. Recently renovated, the staff are nice.

Dedeman Hotel. (if you can live with generator running at night, cold eggs in the morning, people smoking in the non-smoking floors). I'd look elsewhere as well near the embassy... Visit tripadvisor.com for hotels around the embassy.

Nisantasi My Residence is more like small studio apartments for very good prices. The rooms are modern and clean and in a good location and in the same area as the approved hospital in Istanbul.
Additional Info? You cannot bring backpacks, large purses and electronics (including phones) into the embassy. Bring only your documents or be prepared to leave the rest of your belongings at the cafe across the street for 5 liras.

Be sure to email the embassy in advance to let them know if you would like to attend the interview as well. Ask they reply with something stating this your doing this would be possible. Some USC have had difficulty and only been allowed in due to having an email reply like this.

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