The US Embassy and its consulates in India have issued an all-time file of over 140,000 scholar visas between October 2022 and September 2023.
“Our embassy and consulates in India issued an all-time file of greater than 140,000 scholar visas,” the US State Division introduced on Tuesday.
The US State Division acknowledged, “From October 2022 by way of September 2023 (the 2023 federal fiscal 12 months), the Division of State issued a near-record stage of nonimmigrant visas of greater than 10 million globally.”
Half of the US embassies and consulates adjudicated extra nonimmigrant visas than ever earlier than.
Moreover, the US embassy issued almost eight million customer visas for enterprise and tourism, greater than in any fiscal 12 months since 2015, the assertion mentioned.
Furthermore, the US embassy and consulates issued greater than 600,000 scholar visas, the very best in any 12 months since Fiscal 12 months 2017.
The assertion additional mentioned that these achievements had been doable due to modern options, comparable to increasing interview waiver authorities that permit frequent travellers who meet strict nationwide safety requirements to resume their visas with out having to go to an embassy or consulate.
“Trying to the longer term, we’re exploring new applied sciences to evaluate alternatives to streamline operations, comparable to the choice of home renewal in choose visa classes,” it added.
Final month, the US Mission to India reached and surpassed the purpose to course of a million non-immigrant visa purposes in 2023.
The US Embassy and Consulates in India mentioned in a press release that final 12 months over 1.2 million Indians visited the US, making it one of the sturdy journey relationships on the planet.
“Indians now characterize over 10 per cent of all visa candidates worldwide, together with 20 per cent of all scholar visa candidates and 65 per cent of all H&L-category (employment) visa candidates. The USA welcomes this development,” the assertion mentioned.
In the meantime, earlier this month, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti visited the US mission within the nationwide capital to supervise the “unprecedented demand” for US customer visas among the many Indians.
The US Embassy mentioned that Garcetti was the particular visitor serving to the additional visa candidates on ‘Tremendous Saturday’.
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