Delays in Visa Processing at U.S. Consulates Reported
July 24, 2014 | Tags: AILA
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and National Public Radio report that U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world are experiencing delays in the passport and visa application process, due to technical difficulties.
According to AILA, the Department of State reports that "this issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon."
If this problem endures for more than a few days, individuals travelling abroad this summer who require a visa stamp to return to the U.S. should anticipate further delays as the consular posts catch up on requests. If you have any questions, please contact WSM.