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  • Passport/Visa Procedures

US Citizens: You can obtain your online visa through: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ Please note that your passport should be valid for at least six months at the time of travel.

Non-US citizens: Please check with your local Turkish consulate or online at http://www.washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ConsularServices.aspx as the procedures and requirements vary depending on your nationality.

  • Weather

Although weather patterns vary in Turkey, the climates in most major cities may be compared to regions in the US: Istanbul=Washington DC; Southern Turkey=Southern Florida; Cappadocia=Denver, CO; Izmir/Ephesus=Northern Florida

  • Currency

The unit of currency is the Turkish lira (TRY). As of February 2021, 1 US dollar equals 7 Turkish lira. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Please notify your bank/credit card company of the dates that you will be abroad and don't forget to get a 4 digit pin code for your credit/debit cards.

  • Telephone calling codes

From the USA to Turkey: 011+90+area code+phone number

From Turkey to the USA: 001+area code+ phone number

  • Turkey is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time

  • US Consulate in Istanbul

Address: İstinye Mahallesi, Üç Şehitler Sokak No.2 İstinye 34460 - Istanbul / Turkey

Phone: (90) 212-335 90 00

Website: http://istanbul.usconsulate.gov/