U.S. says passport, visa systems hit by technical problems

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Posted: Jun 12, 2015 6:03 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Friday it was having technical problems with its overseas passport and visa systems, and was investigating the root cause of the issue.

It did not say what caused the problems. Asked what caused the problems and whether it was a malicious action or hack, the State Department said: "We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect the system to be fully operational again soon."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Sandra Maler)