June 25: Visa Update – State Department Computer Glitch

The State Department reports that nearly 50 U.S. embassies and consulates, representing nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of the nonimmigrant visa demand worldwide, are now online and issuing visas. Consular posts around the world issued more than 60,000 visas on June 23. U.S. embassies/consulates in China alone issued nearly 25,000 visas.

Collectively, consular posts have issued more than 150,000 non-immigrant visas since June 9. For context, if systems had been operating normally, posts would have issued approximately 450,000 visas during the June 9-23 timeframe. The State Department expect to close this gap rapidly over the next few days.

In the meantime, the State Department continues to bring additional consular posts online until connectivity with all of them is restored. All posts worldwide are now scheduling interviews with applicants, including those who applied after the systems problems began on June 9.

The following are the consular posts that are back up and running as of June 24, 2015.

Amman Hermosillo New Delhi
Ankara Ho Chi Minh City Nuevo Laredo
Beijing Karachi Paris
Bogota Kingston Quito
Brasilia Kyiv Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires Lagos San Salvador
Cairo Lima Santo Domingo
Chengdu London Sao Paolo
Chennai Manila Seoul
Ciudad Juarez Merida Shanghai
Djibouti Mexico City Shenyang
Guadalajara Monterrey Tel Aviv
Guangzhou Moscow Tijuana
Guayaquil Mumbai Toronto
Hanoi Nairobi
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