Friday, June 12, 2015

Passports and visas won't be issued overseas until computer glitch fixed

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A computer glitch has forced the State Department to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions. The glitch hit one of the agency's computer databases.

The Consular Consolidated Database suffered a hardware failure that left overseas embassies and consulates unable to print visas, regular passports and other travel documents, the department said in a statement on its website. Domestic passport issuance remains unaffected.

The same database was taken down in July of last year by a technical glitch, stranding thousands of travelers. But the State Department said the two issues are unrelated. Read more...

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