The US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs reports that the database responsible for handling biometric clearances has been restored and is undergoing testing.  As of today, June 24, 2015, 39 posts are back online and issuing visas.  These posts represent more than two-thirds of the visa issuing posts worldwide.  Government officials expect the system to be fully reconnected this week as they work into the weekend to clear the backlog.  As the system is fully restored, additional posts will gradually resume operations for visa issuance. 

Visa applicants should check the website of the nearest embassy or consulate for appointment availability and up-to-date messages regarding visa issuance.

Below is the list of posts that are back online for visa issuance: 

  1. Paris
  2. Monterrey
  3. Ciudad Juarez
  4. Guangzhou
  5. Beijing
  6. Shanghai
  7. Tijuana
  8. Nuevo Laredo
  9. Mexico City
  10. Guadalajara
  11. Mumbai
  12. New Delhi
  13. Sao Paolo
  14. Chennai
  15. Manila
  16. Bogota
  17. Buenos Aires
  18. Rio de Janeiro
  19. Tel Aviv
  20. Merida
  21. Hermosillo
  22. Karachi
  23. Seoul
  24. Lima
  25. Santo Domingo
  26. Kingston
  27. Shenyang
  28. Chengdu
  29. DPT
  30. Lagos
  31. Guayaquil
  32. London
  33. Brasilia
  34. Moscow
  35. San Salvador
  36. Quito
  37. Ho Chi Minh
  38. Hanoi
  39. Kyiv