June 09, 2015

Generally, the wait time for an E-1 trader or an E-2 investor visa appointment in Istanbul is around a week; however it may take longer during the peak summer season. Recently, applicants have to wait around 60 days for E-1/E-2 appointments. According to the information provided by the Consulate’s E visa office, US Consulate in Istanbul is going through transition period for E visa processing, and the wait times are now longer than they used to be. We were informed that once the new system is fully in place, the website and other sources of information will be updated accordingly. We kindly ask to keep this in mind while preparing for your E visa application.