Friday, June 12, 2015

Worldwide Delay In Processing Of US Visas & Passports

New Delhi -- The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.  This issue is affecting our operations across the Embassy and Consulates in India.

Passport applications accepted overseas on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.  If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied.  Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available on our website at http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/service.html

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