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  1. Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM. Offers emergency assistance, passport renewals, emergency travel documents, visas, marriage paperwork, birth and death registries, and document and legalisation services.
  2. Hi, I am looking to apply for turkish citizenship and wanted to get some information. I am married to a Turkish Citizen and we currently live in London but plan to move back to Turkey early next year. We Have been married for 3 years and our marriage is registered in both the Uk and Turkey. I want to apply for citizenship but can't seem to get the information or application forms that I need from the Consulate website. I have tried calling but can never get through and whenever I e-mail them they send me a link to the website. If anyone could help me out that would be great. Thanks
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    Down the US Consulate "rabbit hole"

    I recently took a Pamukkale bus from Kaş to Izmir to submit the paperwork to renew my American passport. The cross-country buses serve tea, coffee, soft drinks, snacks and cheese sandwiches enroute.There are about nine short stops and one long stop along the way so I could get off and stretch and pee. Not bad, just tiring. At least I was able to read without getting a headache. Pamukkale provides free shuttle service in large cities so I was able to take a shuttle from the HUGE otogar into the city. My hotel was two buildings away from the Pamukkale ticket office and shuttle stop. That part was fine. I arrived in good time Sunday afternoon so I decided to find the place then so I would not be running around on Monday morning. A good thing… The address of the consulate is Mustafa Bey Cad./1387 Sok. No:1 D:8 On both maps you can see Dr Mustafa Enver Bey Cd. running from right to left. This Google map shows the address which the consulate gives. I walked around for nearly two hours Sunday evening and could find no signs or indication of any kind that the consulate was at or near that address. I asked taxi drivers and bar and restaurant employees and no one seemed to know where it was. I did find one restaurant manager who spoke good English who told me the address of his restaurant was 1387 Sok. No:3 and that No:1 was right next door. Again, no signs or any indication this was the correct building. I had an address, I found the right streets and no signs of any kind. So I gave up and went back to the hotel for a late dinner and went to bed. My appointment was not until 10:30 on Monday and I had plenty of time to get back to the area. I thought that by 0900 surely someone in one of the stores nearby would know the location of the consulate. I walked from the hotel, which was about 20 minutes, of course it then started to rain so by the time I got to the area I was wet even though I wore my hooded rain jacket! In the daylight I first went back to the building which the restaurant manager pointed out to me but I had no luck finding any indication that the consulate was there. I then walked up and down 1387 sokak and saw no signs or a US flag or anything. I asked a person in a restaurant and he told me the consulate was on 1383 sokak, the next street up!?! OK,so I walked up and down on 1383 and I asked a young man opening a coffee shop if he knew where it was, he did not. So I walked one more time up the street and found a clothing shop opening, the clerk said yes she knew where it was and walked me right to an alley around the corner which was the alleged entrance. At this time a private security guard comes up and tells me to wait and points at a woman getting out of a car. I then saw a sign next to her car, a very small sign, that said"Konsologlu otopark." Ommphh!! The woman was indeed of the consulate and was just arriving of course she then told me in a no uncertain tone that I could not come up until my appointment time. The security guard nodded to her and looked at me to confirm my understanding. So I wentback to the coffee shop and tried to warm up and dry off. This Google map shows Firsat35 clearly on it. The consulate is directly across the street from this building, not on 1387 Sokak!!! At 1015 I went back to the side entrance of the building, approaching from 1383 NOT 1387 sokak. I entered the lobby in which there are no signs, I went to the elevator, again no signs. The consulate woman did tell me it was on the top floor so I took the elevator up and got off. NOW, there appeared signs of an imposing and menacing nature telling visitors they were on "hallowed" American soil and under no circumstances should they enter any but the properly marked door. SoI went to that door, looked dutifiully at the CCTV camera and upon being buzzed in, I noticed that the steel doors where the thickness of small bank vaults. When I approached the bullet-proof glass window I asked her why was the address wrong. She said it was not and I explained what I went through. She merely shrugged and said the address was correct. I then asked her if anyone else had difficult finding the place. She looked me in the eye and said no. I gave up trying to reason with the bureaucrat in her. As I was dealing with the paperwork and all, some other people entered. They were Turkish-Americans and I asked them if they were from Izmir and did they have difficulty finding the place. They were from Antalya and said yes, it was difficult finding the place. (go figure huh?) Security is all well and good but for a legitimate visitor to have to wander around trying to find the place is nuts. The consulate will supposedly send my passport by cargo. (I hope) There you have it, my journey down the American rabbit hole and back. Has anyone else had this experience?
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