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Irregularity in consular interview appointment system in the US Embassies for Iranian applicants

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We, Iranian applicants of non-immigrant visas, object that the procedure through which the non-immigrant visa interview appointments is conducted, in the designated US Embassies, particularly in Ankara, Turkey, is not only inefficient but also unfair. However, we are aware, and do appreciate that the US Embassy in Ankara has kindly designated a limited number of slots for urgent non-immigrant visa interviews, specially for students.

Under the current circumstances the regular way to make a consular interview appointment, in Ankara, is via phone calls on the first Monday of each month, and the only group of applicants who are absolutely unable to make an appointment through this system, are unfortunately the ones that are indeed in need of that. Regretfully enough, there are agencies inside and outside of Iran that unethically acquire the entire number of available slots for each month and offer them to the distressed, anxious Iranian applicants for an unreasonable price ($300 and up).

We believe that the US authorities are not aware of such illegal and unethical transactions. Thus, we are requesting you and/or any person(s) in charge, to take a prompt and appropriate action to address this issue in a way that best suits and respects the Iranian applicants and best represents and demonstrates the true spirit of American justice and philanthropy.


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