Technical Difficulties will Delay Visa and Passport Processing

Athens, November 18, 2014

ATTENTION:  U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications.  Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee.  U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications.  U.S. citizens requiring non-passport emergency assistance should call 210-720-2414; for passport emerencies, please call 210-720-2494/720-2464.  In addition, passport applicants must pay in cash or cashier check as we currently cannot process credit cards for payment.