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Technical Problems with Passport/Visa System

June 17, 2015

Dear Applicant,

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

U.S. Embassies/Consulates are currently unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. 

Nonimmigrant visa applications who submitted their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should plan to attend their scheduled appointment. 

 If you submitted your DS-160 online application on or after June 9, 2015, please reschedule your interview appointment by following the instructions located on http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=   

Individuals with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=

 Individuals who attended an interview, but were unable to be processed, please log in into your account at http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=,and click on “Missed my Appointment” in order to be rescheduled.


 On behalf of the US Consular Section in Angola,



The Embassy's Visa Unit processes applications for both non-immigrant and immigrant visas to the United States.

Non-immigrant visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel.

Citizens of the 35 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) may be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the VWP if they are traveling for business, pleasure or are in transit, and if they meet all the requirements.

Anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently must apply for an Immigrant visa, whether or not that person plans to seek employment in the United States.
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