As of Thursday, June 18th, the government’s visa issuance problem, first reported by the Department of State on June 12, persists. Yesterday, Department of State’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Michele Bond, announced that the agency does not expect the problem to be resolved before next week.
This means that individuals with previously scheduled appointments should plan to appear, but also be prepared for the possibility of receiving a “cancellation” notice or rescheduled appointment. And, for anyone who may be seeking to apply for a visa in the coming weeks, we anticipate longer wait times for scheduling appointments given the likely backlog that will have developed as a result of this major technical breakdown at consular posts worldwide.
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.