Applicants should NEVER purchase tickets prior to receipt of their passport with visa. We cannot expedite the pick up of visas on the basis of pre-purchased tickets. The pick up location cannot be changed after the date of interview.

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.