U.S. Passport-visa System not Expected to Be On-line Before Next Week - State Dept.

The State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting passports and travel visas before next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Spokesman John Kirby said at a regular press briefing, "This is a global issue and we're working around the clock to fix it. That said, for all the hard work, don't expect the system will be on-line before next week." Kirby said more than 100 experts from both the public and private sectors were trying to fix the problem and that he could not provide any more details on timing.