In 2022, the US Mission in India issued 82,000 more student visas than any other country, according to an official statement. Over 20% of all international students who study in the US are represented by this. More than any other year, we issued nearly 82,000 student visas alone this summer, according to US Charge d’Affaires Patricia Lacina on September 6. After the delays brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic in previous years, she continued, “we are pleased to see that so many students were able to acquire visas and arrive at their colleges.
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The US Embassy in New Delhi and its four consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai prioritised processing student visa requests from May to August to make sure that as many qualifying students as possible arrived to their programmes of study in time for the scheduled start dates.
This shows that the majority of Indian households continue to prioritise higher education in the United States. In addition, it “highlights the enormous contributions Indian students make to both our nations as they forge lifetime bonds with American peers to preserve and strengthen international collaborations, working together to address current and future global concerns,” the Charge d’Affaires continued. The statement claims that nearly 20% of all international students studying in the United States are from India, with 167,582 Indian students during the academic year 2020–2021, according to the Open Doors report from 2021.
The ability of students to move across the world is essential to American diplomacy, and nowhere is this more true than in India. Let’s send our best wishes for academic success to the class of this year! Don Heflin, minister counsellor for consular affairs, stated: “We are delighted to have contributed in any little way to aid Indian students in pursuing a top-notch education. I hope there are plenty of content parents and kids out there.
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In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US has remained approachable and welcoming to international students. The US government and U.S. higher education institutions adopted measures to securely welcome international students in person, online, and via hybrid learning approaches in 2020 to guarantee that opportunities and resources for foreign students remained to be robust.