On Monday, Oct. 9 the United States Department of State announced suspension of non-immigrant visa processing for Turkish citizens in Turkey for an unspecified period of time. Turkish citizens may still apply for non-immigrant (F, J, H-1B) visas in other countries.

Any student, trainee, or faculty member using a non-immigrant visa and who is coming from Turkey or will be travelling to Turkey on vacation with an expired visa stamp should make plans to apply for a new visa in a third country in order to be able to return to the U.S. If your current visa is valid you will not be required to get a new one.

If you are a Turkish citizen and have questions about this suspension and your travel plans, please contact your ISSO Adviser or email [email protected].