The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that it continues to address technical issues with its worldwide passport and visa issuance systems, and does not expect the system to come back up until next week.

The State Department has posted information on their website, however there is more detailed information on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Facebook page:

Here is an excerpt from a post on the Facebook page on June 15, concerning those who have had visas approved and/or have interviews scheduled for mid-June:


UPDATE: We continue to experience technical problems with our visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are working around the clock to correct the problem. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015. In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. If you have a visa interview appointment scheduled for June 14-20, 2015, and you submitted your DS-160 online application **after June 9, 2015,** you should reschedule your appointment. If you submitted your DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, you should plan to attend your scheduled visa interview appointment. Our embassies and consulates will be posting location-specific information on their websites, so please check the website of the location where you applied for your visa for more information.

The technical issues also affected the Department of State’s ability to adjudicate applications for U.S. passports accepted overseas between May 26 and June 14, 2015. If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. embassy or consulate at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available on the embassy/consulate website.

For additional information on the systems issue, please visit our website.

We know this affects your travel, and we apologize. Please understand that we cannot respond to individual case inquiries via social media platforms. We will continue to post updated information as it becomes available.

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