Computer Glitch Halts Visa Issuance at All U.S. Embassies and Consulates Around the World

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its overseas passport and visa systems around the world. This means that all U.S. embassies and consulates are currently unable to print nonimmigrant visas (and immigrant visas) approved after June 8, 2015. In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are currently unable to process new DS-160 applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. U.S. embassies are recommending that visa applicants only attend their appointments if the Form DS-160 was submitted prior to June 9, 2015. Anyone who completed the DS-160 on or after June 9, 2015 is advised to only attend the appointment if the situation has been resolved.