As we reported on Monday, due to a massive software failure of the Department of State’s Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), there continue to be delays in the issuance of visas at consular posts around the globe. Passports and some immigrant visas are being processed within normal processing timelines. However, issuance of nonimmigrant visas is delayed as a result of the technical issues. Please see the Department of State’s latest news release and our previous alert for further information.

Since visa processing times have lengthened, and are unpredictable at this time, visa applicants should not make firm travel plans until they have received back their passports.