The Bureau of Consular Affairs is in the process of resolving technical problems with our visa systems. Though some progress has been made, biometric data processing has not been fully restored.
Our team continues to work on this 24/7 to restore the systems to full functionality.
As of noon today, 22 posts have been reconnected, representing about half of the global nonimmigrant visa volume.
We will continue to bring additional posts online until connectivity with all posts is restored.
Last week, nearly 1,250 temporary or seasonal workers who had been issued visas in the past were issued new visas in Mexico, and we have issued more than 3,000 visas globally for urgent and humanitarian travel.
We deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers and recognize the hardship to those waiting for visas, and in some cases, their family members or employers in the United States.
We continue to post updates to our website, travel.state.gov.