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June 11, 2015: Due to worldwide technical difficulties, we are experiencing a temporary delay in our ability to process visas, which has impacted the delivery of approved visas. We are hopeful that these issues will be resolved soon. We thank you for your patience as we work through this challenge.

My wife's visa was approved last week on 04 June 2015. Her interviewer said that the visa would most likely be delivered in a week.

I've tried calling for at least a tracking number with DHL but they said that they haven't issued one yet.

I've also tried emailing and they sent an automated response with the same message as above.

Does anyone think "worldwide technical difficulties" has something to do with the recent hacking of federal information by the chinese?

How long will it take before they turn over approved visas to the DHL for delivery?

Does anyone have any information about this? I don't know where else to look.

Thanks.

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I saw the same message, but it didn't affect my husband's visa delivery. He had his interview june 2 and got his visa on 06/11/15

We didn't have a way to track anything until we got the email that it was ready to be picked up and to schedule the day you want to pick it up

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to US Embassy & Consulate Discussion; topic pertains to Embassy/Consulate operations and is applicable to multiple visa types.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
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September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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Background: Interview on June 2nd, K1 visa approved, got told that I'd receive my visa within 7 business days. Since today, nothing. After trying to call multiple times, and not being able to speak to anyone, I wrote an email to ask what's going on and why I have not received my visa/any updated.

This is what I got:

Dear Ms. XX:

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.

Sincerely,

U.S. Consulate General (IV)

Consular Information Unit / km

Giessenerstrasse 30

60435 Frankfurt/Main

Germany

Is anyone dealing with the same thing?

This is also for all those who were recently approved and wonder why they have not received their visa yet.


NOA 1: 08/26/2014

NOA 2: 03/23/2014 --> 7 months wait (Texas Service Center)

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that stage. Unanswered duplicate thread removed. ***

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I'm in the same boat. My fiancée just completed her interview on 06/09/2015 then we saw the message on the consulate's website this morning. It says there may be a possible delay as of 06/11/2015 but there was no news about the US Systems Hack slowing the immigration sector. Keep me updated about the status of the delivery... possible delays on your delivery could be caused by all the Colombian holidays in June.

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Parents had their interview today and were told that no visas have been printed in about a week, that it is unknown when visas will begin printing and that they have to get through the backlog. This was a global issue, not country or visa type specific. It could take 2 - 3 weeks before they get their visa.

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http://www.usembassy.org.uk/specialrelationshipmagazine/delays-in-visa-and-passport-processing/

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Delays in visa and passport processing

by Consular Unit

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems.
This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.

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  • 03/01/2015 I-129F package sent to Lewisville, TX Lockbox
  • 08/01/2015 NOA1
  • 08/01/2015 I-129F routed to USCIS California Service Centre
  • 02/02/2015 NOA2 (approved!)
  • 10/03/2015 Packet 3 Received from London Embassy
  • 11/03/2015 Scheduled medical at Knightsbridge
  • 27/03/2015 Packet 3 Sent (online)
  • 20/04/2015 Readiness form submitted
  • 11/05/2015 Medical at Knightsbridge whio requested more information.
  • 11/05/2015 Request information from GP regarding medical history.
  • 26/05/2015 GP finally provides letter and faxes to Knightsbridge Medical
  • 28/05/2015 Knightsbridge confirm medical pack sent by courier to U.S. Embassy London
  • 11/06/2015 Packet 4 Received from London Embassy
  • 11/06/2015 Paid Visa fees on AIS website.
  • 16/07/2015 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!!!
  • 21/07/2015 CEAC Changes to Administrative Processing
  • 22/07/2015 CEAC Changes to ISSUED
  • 07/08/2015 - The day I plan to fly!!

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Parents had their interview today and were told that no visas have been printed in about a week, that it is unknown when visas will begin printing and that they have to get through the backlog. This was a global issue, not country or visa type specific. It could take 2 - 3 weeks before they get their visa.

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I also had interview on 9th june which was approved but still no "issued"...This problem started from 9th june :protest:...Hope it will be corrected soon...! here is the link of this news.

http://www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html


  • Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Marriage: 03-01-2014

I-130 Sent : 04-21-2014

I-130 Received at USCIS : 04-23-2014

I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 04-27-2014

(Waiting Period Started) :clock:

I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 09-12-2014 :wow:

Case sent to NVC by USCIS : 09-23-2014

NVC Case Received : 10-07-2014

Case Number Received : 10-27-2014 :idea:

Completed DS-261,Paid AOS Fee : 11-05-2014

AOS Fee Showing Paid : 11-08-2014

IV Fee Generated and Paid : 11-11-2014

IV Fee showing Paid : 11-14-2014

Completed DS-260 : 11-15-2014

(Searching for Joint Sponsor) :clock:

AOS & IV Package sent : 01-20-2015

NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 01-22-2015

(60 Days waiting period starts)

Case sent for supervisor review : 04-03-2015

(Due to no response till 70 days)

Case Completed at NVC: 04-09-2015 :dancing:

(After only 7 days in supervisor review)

Interview Scheduled: 04-28-2015

(Confirmed by Phone call to NVC)

(P4) Interview Letter : 04-29-2015

Status showed "In Transit" : 05-13-2015

Status showed "Ready" : 05-14-2015

Medical : 05-20-2015 (Alhamdulilah Went well)

Interview: 06-09-2015 (Alhamdulilah Approved)

worldwide Technical problem in visa printing : 06-09-2015

Visa Issued : 07-01-2015 :energy:(Alhamdulilah)

Visa in Hand : 07-04-2015 (Islamabad Amex)(Alhamdulilah)

POE at Chicago : 07-23-2015

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Similar-themed threads have been merged.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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