EIG Dispatch | Special Alert

Update: Progress on Visa System Issues

As an update to our earlier post, the Department of State (DOS) announced that significant progress has been made in resolving the technological issues that impacted the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ visa system. Even though the biometric data processing has not been completely restored to its full functionality, 39 posts were reconnected and technicians continue to work to restore the visa system fully. DOS noted that there is a backlog, but that they are working arduously to make progress toward processing all backlogged visas and passports.

EIG will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the status of the repairs.