Useful Information for Turkey
US Citizens: You can obtain your online visa through: 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 as the procedures and requirements vary depending on your nationality.
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
The unit of currency is the Turkish lira (TRY). As of January 2019, 1 US dollar equals 5.50 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