The U.S. Department of State has issued a statement that its Bureau of Consular Affairs has been experiencing technical problems with its passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. The State Department is working urgently to correct the problem. Applicants applying for services at the U.S. Consulates should anticipate delays in obtaining a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa.
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