How To Contact The Turkish Consulate In New York

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Contact the Turkish Consulate in New York

The Turkish Consulate in New York encompasses the states of:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware

The Consulate General of Turkey in New York is one of six Turkish consulates in the United States, with other consulates located in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, and Miami. If you do not belong to this jurisdiction, one of the other consulates may better cater to your needs. 

What Can the Turkish Consulate Do For You?

The Turkish Consulate in New York offers various types of both civil and legal services, including:

  • Birth procedures related to fees, inquiries, and required documents
  • Civil registration related to fees, required documents, and registering with the government of Turkey
  • Marriage procedures, fees, and more
  • Obtaining, renewing, and using a Turkish passport
  • Notary services
  • Citizenship services
  • Death registration, repatriation, and required documents
  • Judicial advice relating to criminal records, legal notices, fees, and required documents
  • Drivers license-related inquiries or e-State password help

Obtaining Turkish Citizenship

Uniquely, Turkey offers citizenship and passports to those who were not born in Turkey, nor have any familial ties to the nation. Here’s how:

Naturalization

    • If you live in Turkey for several years, you can apply for citizenship through naturalization

Marriage

    • If you marry a Turkish citizen, after 3 years, you’ll be able to obtain citizenship once the foreign consulate is alerted to the marriage and the marriage is legitimate

Investment

If you invest in Turkey, you are eligible to obtain your citizenship through:

    • Buying a property and getting residency
    • Owning a property and getting citizenship
    • Investing in Turkish companies for citizenship
    • Depositing a fixed amount of $500,000 for 3 years in a Turkish bank
    • Starting a business in Turkey

Obtaining or Renewing a Turkish Passport

To obtain or renew a Turkish passport, you must go to the embassy in person and lodge your application. To do this, you must:

  1. Go to the embassy/consulate in person, after making an appointment
    • Make appointments for each child over the age of 15, for children under the age of 15, appointments can be made through an older family member
    • Make a separate appointment for each family member
    • All members of a family who are applying (even those under 18) must go to the Consulate General for their passport application
  2. Bring identifying documents
    • An identity card or temporary identification card
    • An original “expired” passport if your passport needs to be renewed
    • 2 biometric passport photographs
    • A student certificate for those who are under 25 who want to pay a reduced fee
    • Copies of biometric fingerprints for identification purposes
  3. For children:
    • Children should have the consent of both of their parents if they intend to apply for a passport
    • If a mother and father cannot go to the Consulate together, a notary must sign and approve the passport application
    • Children over the age of 12 must sign for themselves
    • Children over the age of 7 will be fingerprinted

Obtaining Turkish Visas

If you are from the United States, you need a Turkish Visa. If you plan to extend your stay, you may have to apply for a work permit or a residence visa. Confirm eligibility and application steps below:

  1. To apply for a visa, you must:
    • Hold a valid passport that is at least 6 months away from expiry with one blank page
    • Hold bank statements proving financial capacitation
    • Hold proof of flights including return tickets as well as accommodations
  2. The Turkish government has introduced a web-based system of applying for visas, known as an eVisa
  3. Once you’ve submitted your eVisa application online, you might need to go into the Consulate in New York for further inquiries and to finalize your application (or “lodge” it)
  4. Most passport holders obtain 30-day single re-entry eVisas if they choose to travel by Turkish Airlines or Egypt Air and are American citizens or hold a United States Green Card

How to Contact the Turkish Consulate in New York

Address The Consulate General of Turkey in New York City 

605 3rd Ave 

30th Floor

New York, NY

United States 

10158

Phone Number General Inquiries

646-430-6560

Fax Machine N/A
Email All inquiries: 

consulate.newyork@mfa.gov.tr

Office Hours Monday to Friday

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How to Get to the Turkish Consulate in New York

How to get to the Consulate from New York’s Grand Central Station

  1. Enter Grand Central Station’s Bus Terminal
  2. Walk 2 Minutes
  3. Board the M103 Lexington Avenue and East 45th Street Bus
  4. Ride for 2 stops
  5. Disembark at Lexington and East 40th Street
  6. Walk 3 minutes
  7. Enter the Consulate General of Turkey in New York

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