The US Department of State has issued an update and FAQ regarding the technology problems that are causing delays in issuing of visas and passports. The update notes that the problems have caused delays in printing visas and may mean rescheduling some visa interviews. The problem is not limited to any specific country.
Visa applicants who urgently need to travel for humanitarian reasons are getting help. If you have such a need, please contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. In addition, visas related to pending adoptions in China are also getting priority treatment.
For more information, including the FAQs, please see the DOS website here.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.