The Department of State (DOS) has announced that it has cleared its previously reported worldwide backlog of non-immigrant cases at Consulates around the world that were delayed due to a computer system glitch in the Consular Consolidated Database. U.S. Consulates worldwide print approximately 425,000 non-immigrant visas per week, so the delays affected a large group of approved travelers to the United States.  In response, the DOS assigned significant resources to restoring its nonimmigrant visa system to full functionality.  Visa applicants may review this DOS FAQ for further background about this situation.