We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays.
We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues. We are working diligently to clear those cases. Visa applicants are advised they might still experience delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times. Applicants should take this into consideration when making travel plans.
We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.

Special Notice to Members of Special Olympics Delegation:

The MRV fees (visa application fees) for the members of delegations traveling to the United States for the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be waived.   Delegation members include athletes, coaches, judges, doctors, and spokespersons.  Those requiring visas will need to complete all other visa processing requirements.  To apply for a visa as a delegation member for the Special Olympics please contact the call center.  


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