Limited resumption of visas between US and Turkey

On 8 October 2017, the US announced that it had suspended the processing of all non-immigrant visa applications in Turkey due to “recent events” (with Turkey having responded in like terms) (see previous blog here).

Almost a month later, the US Department of State has announced that on the basis of “preliminary assurances” from the Government of Turkey, it believes that “the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the resumption of limited visa services in Turkey”. In response, the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC has stated that it would also resume processing visa applications for US nationals on a “limited basis”.


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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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