Visa and Passport Technological System Issues Addressed
Last week The Department of State announced that they were experiencing technical difficulties with its visa system, which caused many applicants to experience appointment delays and an inability to receive visas. The Bureau of Consular Affairs stated Tuesday that the database which is responsible for these problems has been rebuilt. More than two-thirds of posts are fully functioning at this time, and the State Department plans to be fully reconnected by the end of the week. Because of the backlog travelers may still experience delays or be asked to reschedule interviews. Although these backlogs are being addressed, it is best for the applicant to stay up to date with current information.