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Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Visa Issuance Delays Resolved - September 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of State has been experiencing technical issues with its passport and visa issuance system since late July 2014. Visa applicants have been experiencing delays in obtaining their visas and in some instances other applicants have even been unable to obtain visas, passports, and Consular Report of Birth abroad.


The Department of State reports that it has made significant progress and has resolved most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visas and is now printing visas with very few delays in most cases.  The agency continues to prioritize immigrant visa, emergency nonimmigrant visas, and adoption cases.  We advise clients to check with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate for the most updated information and to plan your travel to the U.S. accordingly.