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Restoration of Visa Issuance at Some Posts

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

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About this Author

William L. Coffman, Immigration Lawyer, Mintz Levin
Special Counsel

Bill’s legal work focuses on immigration and nationality law, as well as outbound emigration and related international law. Bill regularly represents clients in immigration matters before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor, as well as before US and foreign consulates.

During law school, he served on the editorial board of the Houston Journal of International Law.