Hi Galip, if you go to page 2 and 3 of this thread... you will see i was not making up the 200+ employees.... here is a quote from mehdiR....
Quote from: mehdiR on June 12, 2012, 05:55:13 am
I agree with u 100% , and I think I mentioned that if one's case is complicated they should consider a consultant however, one who's REALLY experienced and truthful .
Ankara has been great and it has around 260 people working on the cases so speedy process is expected/ what I'm praying for.
I don't know you created this but Ankara does not have 200+ employees for immigration purposes
They moved to a big building from their old location but they don't have +200 immigration employees. If you count every employee in the embassy , including the driver of ambassador, security guards at the door and cleaners etc. maybe you hit this number
Beside the joke, Ankara it's one of the fastest visa processing centres overall. They issue tourist visas for Turkish citizens in 24 hours. You could send all documents by courier and if your application is OK then the next day they send your passport via courier to your home address. If you are not a Turkish citizen then your processing times for any type of visa is longer.
In Spousal Sponsorships their avarage processing time is 6 months. It's the shortest time overall again if you check other visa centres.
However if you are not a Turkish Citizen or a person not holding residential permit in Turkey then your waiting time is different for backgorund and security check purposes. If your file already transferred from Damascus office to Ankara again your waiting time is different for the same purposes above.