Earlier today, a high-ranking U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) official stated that the computer system glitch and the resulting delays that visa applicants have experienced, are expected to be resolved at some point next week. The official also confirmed that DOS will prioritize the scheduling of visa appointments and the processing of visas.
Top priority for scheduling and visa processing will go to:
- Medical emergencies
- Humanitarian issues
Visa applicants should monitor consular web sites for any additional information, and should contact each individual post to request assistance with priority scheduling.
For official DOS updates, please refer to the agency website.
For any specific questions on a particular case with our firm, please contact the attorney and/or paralegal who has been assisting you. regarding this issue to provide what information they do have at this time.