Continued Delays for Visa Issuance Around the World

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As we reported on Monday, due to a massive software failure of the Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), there continue to be delays in the issuance of visas at consular posts around the globe. Passports and some immigrant visas are being processed within normal processing timelines. However, issuance of nonimmigrant visas is delayed as a result of the technical issues. Please see the Department of State’s latest news release and our previous alert for further information.

Since visa processing times have lengthened, and are unpredictable at this time, visa applicants should not make firm travel plans until they have received back their passports.

We will send further updates as they become available.

 

Topics:  Delays, Department of State, Passports, Software, Visas

Published In: Immigration Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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