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U.S. Consul clarified the difficulties in delivering VISAS

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According to Daniel Perrone, Consul General of the United States, the problem will be solved in a few hours. Not only affected Argentina, but also countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Colombia

A global problem in the visa system in the United States, reaching the consulate in Buenos Aires, Thursday prevented processing the permission to enter that country.

The fault, located in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State, for 10 days generates problems for the last stage of management, which make it impossible to print the visa in the passport.

"We have a very large database, based in Washington, which transmits the information to all embassies and consulates. Due to a technical glitch, we are not getting the information that the system needs to process visa applications. We can not print "said Daniel Perrone, consul General of United States in Argentina.

Importantly, it is a problem that will be solved from Friday August 1, as it was used on Thursday to repair the system. The embassy said that the problem is global and is not related to any particular country, a particular document citizenship or visa category. At the same time they were notified of the problem and rescheduled shifts who had to go to make the processed in the last hours. The Consul Daniel Perrone said it is not a problem in Argentina, but globally, so in India, China, Brazil and other countries is the same. "So far in Argentina the effect was only applicants, instead of receiving a visa in four to five days, now have six to nine. It is a small delay," Perrone expanded. In 2013, over 250 thousand people processed their visa in Argentina. Despite the failure, taking the steps continued normally without any delay.