Computer glitch has caused a world-wide delay
in U.S. visa and passport processing
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Computer glitch has caused a world wide delay in U.S. visa and passport processing

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The U.S. Consular Consolidated Database system has crashed resulting in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for potentially millions of people around the world.

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  1. 1.   Computer glitch has caused a world-wide delay in U.S. visa and passport processing Publication Date: 28 July 2014 | Author(s): Geetha Adinata Member Firm(s): FordHarrison Country: United States The U.S. State Department has announced that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database, which it uses to process travel documents, have caused the system to crash. The crash has resulted in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for potentially millions of people around the world. According to the Associated Press, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf has stated that since Saturday, July 19, unspecified glitches in the database have resulted in "significant performance issues, including outages" in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad. Ms. Harf also stated that the problems with the database have resulted in a significant backlog in the processing of applications, which has hampered efforts to get the system back online. The State Department did not identify how many individuals may be affected by the database problem, but stated that the problem is world-wide and is not specific to any country, citizenship document, or visa category. There is no information on how long the disruption will last. Employers whose workers are planning to travel to the U.S. for business and have applied for visas should be aware that this process will most likely be delayed. Taken from the Ius Laboris Knowledge Base: www.globalhrlaw.com About Ius Laboris Ius Laboris is an alliance of law firms offering employers cross-border employment and pensions law advice. It has 1,300 specialist HR lawyers in over 150 cities and 44 countries. Ius Laboris offers access to the best local HR law experts in one global team with 20% more ranked employment lawyers (Chambers & Partners, November 2013) than any other global HR legal services organisation. Further, Ius Laboris has 50% more recommended lawyers than its nearest rival in a recent survey in PLC's employment law guide. Clients include many household names as well as multinational companies in all sectors ranging from energy, retail and technology to pharmaceuticals. For more information on Ius Laboris, please visit iuslaboris.com.

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