The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs reported in late July that it was experiencing technical problems with its passport/visa system and that visa and other applicants would experience delays and in some instances would be unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa. DOS has since made significant progress and reports that it has issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases and is printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases continue to be prioritized. Clients are advised to check with the appropriate embassy or consulate for additional information.