The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
Spokeswoman Marie Harf said, “We apologize to applicants and recognize this may cause hardship to applicants waiting on visas and passports. We are working to correct the issue as quickly as possible.”
The Associated Press reports the glitch is with the Consular Consolidated Database. This database is the State Department’s system of record and is used to approve, record and print visas and other documents to ensure that national security checks are conducted on applicants.
Our law firm will post updates here as we learn more.
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