Sections & Offices

The Consular Sections of United States Consulate General in Turkey, located in Istanbul, is ready to provide assistance to American Citizens and Non-Immigrant applicants.

The Consulate is located at İstinye Mahallesi, Üç Şehitler Sokak No.2, İstinye, 34460.  The consular section is open every workday, from 08:00-16:30, for normal business. The consular sections may be reached through the 24-hour switchboard (90) (212) 335-9000.

The Immigrant Visa Unit which is now consolidated into the American Embassy in Ankara, processes all immigrant visa cases for Turkey. This unit also processes Diversity Visa Lottery winners.

Consular services are also offered in Ankara and Adana.

The Consulate HR Office accepts applications only for specific vacancy announcements. We will not accept applications that are not associated with a specific vacancy announcement.

To Apply

You can submit a resume, preferably in English, with detailed information on education institutions attended and the area of education, additional training courses received, work experience with employment dates and with brief description of duties performed, and telephone numbers which we can reach you during the day-time.

OR,

You can obtain an application form for employment by downloading it from: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/136408.pdf (PDF 640 KB). Please make sure that all boxes in the application form are completed, preferably in English. Applicants who do not speak English can complete the form in Turkish.

  • Before sending your application to IstanbulHRO@state.gov, we would appreciate it if you could scan and attach all the necessary documents (i.e. copies of diploma, birth registration identity card, and military discharge document for male applicants) as stated in the announcement.
  • Applicants applying to more than one position must submit separate applications with all the necessary documents for each position.
  • A valid residency permit is required for all non-Turkish applicants to apply for positions.
  • All Turkish male applicants must have completed compulsory military service.
  • English tests will be administered to non-native English speakers; all testing is done in Turkey.

In all cases, applicants must provide additional documents required in the vacancy announcements.

You can deliver your application to the Consulate in three different ways:

  1. E-mail: istanbulhro@state.gov
  2. Fax: (90-212) 335-9135
  3. Mail it to:
    Human Resources Office
    U.S. Consulate General
    İstinye Mahallesi
    Üçşehitler Sokak No.2
    İstinye 34460 Istanbul
    Turkey

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must submit your application before the “Closing Date of Applications” as written in the vacancy announcements. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Thank you very much for your interest in employment with the U.S. Mission to Turkey.

General Rules For Application

  • The American Consulate General accepts applications only for specific vacancy announcements. We will not accept applications that are not associated with a specific vacancy announcement.
  • Only those applicants who fully meet the position’s requirements should apply. Those who do not meet the qualification requirements for the job will not be considered.
  • Applications for specific vacancy announcements must be submitted strictly within the opening and closing dates for applications.
  • All areas of the application form must be completed in full, and the form must be signed and dated by the applicant. Incomplete application forms will not be considered for any job openings.

The Public Affairs Section is responsible for media, cultural, and educational affairs for the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. Working closely with the Turkish media, Public Affairs organizes public outreach for Embassy and Consulate personnel, visiting U.S. officials, and American cultural programs.  Our goal is to disseminate accurate information about the United States to a wide audience, including on the topics of politics, environment, business and economics, defense, international relations, civic education, English language teaching, and American culture.

By promoting projects to collaborate on topics of interest or importance for both countries, Public Affairs Section works closely with NGOs as well as government officials on these issues, and provides International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchange programs in the United States, allowing Turkish professionals to meet with their American counterparts. We also work with the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Turkey commonly known as the Fulbright Commission which provides a rich variety of academic exchanges through its Humphrey and Fulbright scholarship programs and through educational advising.

Public Affairs Section provides support for the teaching of American English, especially in underserved communities that often struggle with mastery of the English language. Through the Consulate Speaker Program, our Consulate officers regularly visit high schools to share various aspects of American culture with Turkish students and educators. Public Affairs Section cooperates with higher education institutes, bringing American subject experts to participate in conferences/lectures taking place at Turkish institutions.

Public Affairs Section also seeks to promote American values through showcasing the best of American art and culture to the local audience. It supports and facilitates visits of major American artists in various fields such as dance, music, film-making, literature, painting and more. It also organizes special events for underprivileged audiences engaging these artists and emphasizing the role of art in building a better community.