Message to U.S. Citizens: Transition to Istanbul’s New International Airport (January 17, 2019)

Location:  Istanbul, Turkey Event:  Istanbul’s new international airport (ISL) officially opened on October 29, 2018.  However, international and domestic flights are gradually being transferred from Ataturk Airport (IST) to ISL, with flights operating into and out of both airports.  Flight delays and cancellations may occur, and the two airports are located a significant distance apart.  ...
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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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Ankara, December 16, 2016

U.S. Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that it is aware that an organization called Radical Change (Köklü Değişim Derneği) is organizing a protest today after the Friday prayer at approximately 1:30 pm. The group reportedly plans to march from Kocatepe Mosque to the U.S. Embassy. In addition, the U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned today in Besiktas and may occur in and around Istanbul

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul December 12, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General would like to inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations in response to the recent bombings in Besiktas are planned throughout Istanbul on Monday evening, starting at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a solidarity rally at Vodafone Arena in Besiktas and surrounding neighborhoods.  Please note that ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion near Vodafone Stadium in Besiktas, Istanbul.

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul December 10, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is monitoring reports of an explosion near the Vodafone soccer stadium and the Ritz Carlton hotel in Besiktas in Istanbul. There are preliminary reports that several people were injured. Please avoid the area, monitor local press reporting, and let friends and family ...
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