Message for U.S. Citizens: Newsletter for U.S. Citizens (April 2018 – American Outlook)

American Outlook American Citizen Services United States Mission, Turkey April 2018 Newsletter Featured in this quarter’s issue: The State of Emergency U.S. Passport Execution Fee Increase to $35 Personal Data and Emergency Contact Page of U.S. Passports Tax Time Guide: IRS Publication 17 helps taxpayers with 2017 taxes IRS: Unclaimed 2014 refunds worth $1.1 billion ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public Protests at U.S. Consulate General Istanbul

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey December 20, 2017 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey is aware that today at 11:00 a.m., a worker’s union will hold a small protest in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all protests, especially those in the area of the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public Protests at U.S. Consulate General Istanbul 

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkey Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public Protests at U.S. Consulate General Istanbul  December 13, 2017 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Turkey is aware that today at 2:00 p.m., a group of approximately 300 or more people will have a protest in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkish Visa Guidance Update for U.S. Citizens (November 20, 2017)

On November 7, the Government of Turkey announced resumption of limited visa services for U.S. citizens.  Based on guidance provided by the Government of Turkey and air carrier companies, the U.S. Embassy currently suggests the following methods for private citizens to obtain a Turkish visa: For personal applications, the Turkish Embassy and all Consulates in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Government of Turkey Suspension of Visas to U.S. Citizens on October 8, 2017

The government of Turkey announced the immediate suspension of visa services to U.S. citizens, effective October 8, 2017.  According to the government’s announcement, this includes the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at border posts, and the online Turkish electronic visa (e-visa).  U.S. citizens planning travel to Turkey, and who have questions regarding this regulation should ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Government of Turkey Suspension of Visas to U.S. Citizens on October 8, 2017

U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey October 9, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Government of Turkey Suspension of Visas to U.S. Citizens on October 8, 2017 The government of Turkey announced the immediate suspension of visa services to U.S. citizens, effective October 8, 2017.  According to the government’s announcement, this includes the issuance of physical “sticker” visas ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes in Social Security Administration Services

As of October 1, 2017, only U.S. Embassies and Consulates with dedicated Federal Benefits Units are permitted to assist with most Social Security Administration matters.  Here in Mission Turkey, we do not have such an office.  Therefore, if you reside in Turkey and have questions regarding Social Security Administration (SSA) services, you must contact the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, September 16, 2017

Consulate of the United States of America Adana, Turkey September 15, 2017 The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens a demonstration is expected to take place in the vicinity of Incirlik AFB on Ataturk Caddesi in Adana at 1300 on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The Patriotic Party’s (Vatan Partisi) youth arm, Leading Youths (Oncu Genclik), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul on September 11, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that a demonstration is being organized outside U.S. Consulate General Istanbul this afternoon at approximately 3:00 p.m. Demonstrations and large events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and sometimes violent.  We advise U.S. citizens to avoid large political gatherings, protests, and demonstrations, and depart the ...
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Newsletter (August 23, 2017)

Featured in this quarter’s issue: State of Emergency Extended STEP Registration and U.S. Citizen Wardens Laptop Ban on Flights Lifted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Travel Publications Voting Overseas Tax Information for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad Where is my refund? Worldwide Caution Holidays Contact Information You may visit our website at any time to make ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Swan Park, Ankara on Saturday, August 5

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that a group called “Justice for Women” has announced that it will gather for a demonstration in Swan Park (Kugulu Park) in Ankara on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Adana, July 14, 2017

The U.S. Consulate in Adana informs U.S. citizens that the Anatolian Youth Union (AGD) has announced a demonstration in Adana at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017.  AGD has announced that participants will gather at the Adana Asri Cemetery at 6 p.m. on July 14, 2017.  The demonstrators will then proceed eastward, travelling past ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkey Travel Warning Update

March 28, 2017 U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that the travel warning for Turkey has been updated.  The text of the updated travel warning appears below and can be found on the Mission Turkey webpage and the Department of State’s travel webpage : U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.  Carefully consider the need ...
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Newsletter March 3, 2017

Featured in this quarter’s issue: STEP Registration and U.S. Citizen Wardens Absentee Voting Regarding The State of Emergency Federal Benefits Unit and Veterans Services, Athens Use IRS Free to File Taxes for Free Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States Worldwide Caution Security Message Holidays Contact Information STEP Registration and ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Overseas Voting in 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S Consulate General Istanbul will only offer emergency services January 11, 2017

Due to inclement weather, on Tuesday, January 11th, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul will be open for emergency services for U.S. citizens only. All scheduled consular services including visa appointments and American Citizen Service appointments for passports, consular reports of birth abroad (CRBA), and notaries are cancelled.   To reschedule a passport, notary or CRBA appointment, please schedule ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S Consulate General Istanbul will only offer emergency services January 10, 2017

Due to inclement weather, on Tuesday, January 10th, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul will be open for emergency services for U.S. citizens only. All scheduled consular services including visa appointments and American Citizen Service appointments for passports, consular reports of birth abroad (CRBA), and notaries are cancelled.   To reschedule a passport, notary or CRBA appointment, please schedule ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S Consulate General Istanbul will be closed tomorrow, January 9, 2017, due to inclement weather

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul will be closed tomorrow, January 9th, due to inclement weather.  All consular services including visa appointments and American Citizen Service appointments for passports, consular reports of birth abroad (CRBA), and notaries are cancelled.  Emergency services for U.S. citizens will be provided.   To reschedule a passport, notary or CRBA appointment, ...
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U.S. Consulate General Istanbul: Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Security Operations in Ortakoy

Security operations are still ongoing in the aftermath of the January 1st gunfire attack at Reina nightclub in Ortakoy in Istanbul. U.S. citizens are advised to shelter in place and to limit movements to an absolute minimum.  We strongly urge U.S. citizens in Istanbul to directly contact concerned family members in the United States to advise them of your ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire and Casualties near Reina nightclub in Ortakoy

January 1, 2017 There are reports of gunfire near Reina nightclub in Ortakoy in Istanbul.  Multiple casualties  have been reported. U.S. citizens should avoid the area. We strongly urge U.S. citizens in Turkey to directly contact concerned family members in the United States to advise them of your safety. The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul ...
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Attention Chase Debit Card Users

The CHASE debit card program will be discontinued effective of 12/12/2014, and no payments will be credited to any CHASE card after this date. The cards will still be active and users will be able to withdraw or charge money until further notice. Chase will notify all their clients of the final deactivation date of ...
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