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6/25/15 UPDATE re: Technical problems with U.S. Passport and Visa Issuance

20:24 26 June in News Updates
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Dept. of State technical problems with U.S. passport and visa issuance

Closer to resolution worldwide

Status as of June 25, 2015

— The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that 165 posts, representing more than 85 percent of our nonimmigrant visa demand worldwide, are now online and issuing visas. Posts overseas issued more than 82,000 visas on June 24.

— Posts overseas have issued more than 238,000 non-immigrant visas this week. For context, if systems had been operating normally, posts would have issued approximately 540,000 visas since the outage started.

— The Bureau of Consular Affairs will continue to bring additional posts online until connectivity with all posts is restored. All posts worldwide are now scheduling interviews with applicants, including with those who applied after the systems problems began on June 9.

For additional information and FAQ’s, see http://www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html

Should you have specific questions regarding personal travel, please do not hesitate to contact your LAC attorney.

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