It will take weeks to restore full visa processing capacity, US State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said at a briefing.
APA quotes Harf as saying that specialists are working to eliminate the technical problem.
According to her, a lot of appeals have been received during the past days and it will not possible to eliminate the problem soon. "On July 20th through July 28th, we issued more than 180,000 non- immigrant visas globally. Based on our average production figures, we would have anticipated issuing closer to 370,000 in that same time period", Harf said.