State Department glitch delays visas globally

24 Jul 14

UNITED STATES

An outage in the U.S. Department of State’s database that processes visas and other immigration documents is causing delays for travelers seeking U.S. visas around the world.

The glitch in the Consular Consolidated Database began on Saturday and has stalled the processing of visas for foreign nationals at U.S. embassies and consular posts abroad. It has also delayed applications by Americans for U.S. passports and records of births abroad.

Travelers should expect delays in obtaining visas as well as a backlog of applications that may further lengthen wait times.

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