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Technical glitch halts U.S. visa processing worldwide

Technical glitch halts U.S. visa processing worldwide

PanARMENIAN.Net - Travel plans for people, who need a visa to travel to the United States have been disrupted, following a technical glitch affecting visa processing at American embassies worldwide.

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs says it continues to make progress restoring our nonimmigrant visa system to full functionality.

“Over the weekend, the Department of State implemented system changes aimed at optimizing performance and addressing the challenges we have faced. We are now testing our system capacity to ensure stability. Processing of immigrant visas cases, including adoptions, remains a high priority. Some Embassies and Consulates may temporarily limit or reschedule nonimmigrant visa interview appointments until more system resources become available to process these new applications. We sincerely regret the inconvenience to travelers, and are committed to resolving the problem as soon as possible. Additional updates will be posted to travel.state.gov as more information becomes available.,” the statement said.

The problems began over a week ago when the U.S. State Department’s central computer system for processing passport and visa applications crashed, crippling a system that last year issued more than 9 million visas.

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