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United States/Turkey: Conditions under which a US diplomatic mission, in Ankara, for example, would issue a ten-year multiple entry visa R: B1, B2 valid until 2008 when the applicant's passport expires in 1999

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 24 March 1999
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ31530.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, United States/Turkey: Conditions under which a US diplomatic mission, in Ankara, for example, would issue a ten-year multiple entry visa R: B1, B2 valid until 2008 when the applicant's passport expires in 1999, 24 March 1999, ZZZ31530.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab7384.html [accessed 25 July 2014]
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The Consul at the Immigration Section of the United States Embassy in Ottawa stated that the main criteria for granting a ten-year multiple entry visa R: B1, B2 is the general stability of the country and the likelihood of people returning home (24 Mar. 1999). A ten-year multiple entry visa R: B1, B2 valid until 2008 can be issued to an applicant holding a Turkish passport expiring in 1999. Providing that the passport "has a few months" of validity at the time of the application, the expiry date on a Turkish passport would not, in itself, impede the granting of a ten-year multiple entry visa to the United States. The Consul added that a consular officer in Ankara would only issue a ten-year multiple entry visa R: B1 or R: B2 to people providing solid guarantee of returning to Turkey (ibid.). The "R" criteria mean regular while B1 is for business activities and B2 is for visitors.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Consul, Immigration Section, Embassy of the United States, Ottawa. 24 March 1999. Telephone interview.

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