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Visa and Passport Technological System Issues Addressed

Last week The Department of State announced that they were experiencing technical difficulties with its visa system, which caused many applicants to experience appointment delays and an inability to receive visas. The Bureau of Consular Affairs stated Tuesday that the database which is responsible for these problems has been rebuilt. More than two-thirds of posts… Read More

Visa and Passport Processing Delays

This week The Department of State announced it is experiencing technical problems with its visa system. The problem is global and is not specific to any particular country or visa type. Some visa applicants will experience delays in receiving their visas. Others will be contacted to reschedule their appointments. The problem stems from a computer… Read More

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announced Mobile Passport Control App

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched Mobile Passport Control (MPC), the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States. MPC will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via a smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection. This new app was developed as… Read More