U.S. Consulate in Istanbul recently changed its appointment scheduling system for E-1 and E-2 visa applications. As of October 5, 2015 the U.S. Consulate will not schedule appointments immediately after they receive the application package. They will review the case and make sure that all required documents are complete and legible. According to the announcement, this process will take 6-8 weeks and applicants will then receive an email regarding appointment date and time. According to our experience, U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is pretty quick in reviewing documents. Currently, it takes about 4 weeks to get the appointment email. The appointments are usually scheduled within 7-10 days of the email date.
Remzi Guvenc Kulen Esq
Kulen Law Firm, P.C.