Skip to content DOS provided an update regarding the ongoing technical issues with its passport and visa system. DOS anticipates that it will take weeks to resume full visa processing capacity. DOS provided statistics on how the backlog has impacted visa production, stating that “we issued more than 220,000 nonimmigrant visas globally. Based on our average production figures, we would have anticipated issuing closer to 425,000 nonimmigrant visas in that time period, indicating we have been able to print nonimmigrant visas for about half of all approved travelers.” DOS will continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases and believes it has been able to print visas for these cases with very few delays.

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