WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US embassies and consulates around the world are fully operational online after a glitch in the computer system used for issuing visas was fixed, Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Monday.
“All visa-issuing embassies and consulates are now back online, and we’re scheduling visa interviews and issuing non-immigrant and immigrant visas,” Toner stated.
Toner noted the State Department issued more than 410,000 non-immigrant visas from June 21 through June 29, 2015.
He added also issued the remaining H-2 temporary worker visas that were pending between June 9 and June 19, 2015.
More than 100 computer experts from both the private and public sectors worked to address the hardware failure.