US State Dept. Suspends Overseas Passport and Visa Issuance

June 13, 2015
As of June 9, 2015, the US State Dept. announced it has been forced to suspend issuing passports & visas from their diplomatic missions abroad, due to computer-database glitches.

A key piece of hardware failed, leaving US embassies and consulates unable to print visas, regular passports or other travel documents.   People who submitted online applications for passports and visas ~  on or after June 9 ~ will likely experience processing delays.

Routine passport renewals are generally processed & printed through the US offices, so this temporary problem likely affects/suspends  “rush” “emergency” lost/stolen passport replacements.

… and it affects local State Dept printing abroad of visas for foreigners wishing to enter the USA.

More details at:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/state-dept-suspends-overseas-passport-visa-issuance-31729129

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3 Responses to US State Dept. Suspends Overseas Passport and Visa Issuance

  1. Thank goodness I received my renewed passport in April-

    • yucalandia says:

      Fortunately, ordinary passport renewals are still being done, printed back in the USA.

      As described above, it’s the rush/emergency lost/stolen passport replacements that cannot be done abroad locally due to their printing hardware problem.

      It also affects local printing abroad of visas – delaying things.
      steve

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