Baku, Azerbaijan, August 1
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
It will take weeks to restore full visa processing capacity of the U.S., Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department, Marie Harf told reporters.
"We are continuing to work to restore our visa system to full functionality," she said, adding that this is a global problem.
"From the start of the operational issues on July 20 through July 28, we issued more than 180,000 non-immigrant visas globally. Based on our average production figures, we would have anticipated issuing closer to 370,000 in that same time period," Harf stressed.
The technical problems in the U.S. passport and visa issuance system caused the suspension of visa issuance.
Edited by CN