November 20, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara ceased adjudicating E-2 visa applications this summer. The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is now adjudicating all E-2 visa applications. So far it has been a great experience dealing with the U.S. Consulate’s E-2 Visa Unit in Istanbul. The E-2 unit is very responsive and quick in scheduling appointments. Applicants must be aware that the processing times may be delayed during the busy months of May-August. 

The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.

Remzi Guvenc Kulen Esq.