Nov 22 2011
The Issuance of Student Visas Resumes
The Department of State and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program have begun reissuing F, M and J visas at consulates and embassies throughout the world. Issues with an interface between the two agencies’ systems were resolved and the visa reissuance began at the end of business on November 18, 2011.
On November 14, the Department of State discovered an issue with the communications between its Consolidated Consular Database and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. In order to avoid major data issues, the agencies jointly decided to halt the issuance of student visas until the issue was resolved.