DOS Visa Technical Issue Update: 66% of Consulates are issuing visas
DOS alert that as of 6/23/15, 39 posts, representing more than two-thirds of our normal capacity, are now online and issuing visas. DOS issued more than 45,000 visas on 6/22/15, with 15,000 visas issued in Beijing alone.
June 23, 2015
On June 23, 2015, DOS updated their alert with the following language:
- The Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been rebuilt and is being tested. 39 posts, representing more than two-thirds of our normal capacity, are now online and issuing visas. We are working to restore full biometric data processing.
- We issued more than 45,000 visas yesterday. Beijing alone issued nearly 15,000 visas.
- We anticipate that the system will be fully reconnected this week. We plan to work over the weekend to clear our backlog.