The US consular offices across the world are facing delays in issuing US passports to its citizens and visas due to some technical problems, said a statement released by the US.
Issuance of passports for applications received on or after May 26 and processing of visa applications received from June 9 is delayed due to some technical problem that affected the US computer system.
The statement clarified that the delay is not specific to any country or a particular visa type. NDTV has quoted the statement from the embassy, which read, “The department of state’s bureau of consular affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.”
Though technical problems are delaying passport issuance, the statement said that in case of emergency travel plans of US citizens, the embassy or consulate can issue urgent passports.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. This issue is affecting our operations across the embassy and consulates in India,” the statement said further.