The embassy stated that with “the summer season scholar rush” dissipating, “the mission will flip its vitality and energy to different visa classes.” (Consultant picture)
NEW DELHI: America has issued the best ever variety of college students visas — over 55,000 — to Indians this yr.
The US Embassy in an announcement Monday stated that the mission in India “accepted extra scholar visa candidates in 2021 than ever earlier than, regardless of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. By means of these efforts, greater than 55,000 college students and change guests are boarding planes to check within the US, and extra college students are being accepted daily.”
The embassy stated that with “the summer season scholar rush” dissipating, “the mission will flip its vitality and energy to different visa classes.”
Ambassador Atul Keshap, Chargé d’Affaires on the US Embassy in New Delhi, stated: “Learning within the US is a novel and sometimes life-changing expertise for Indian college students, granting recent, world views and regularly resulting in invaluable profession alternatives. Indian college students additionally enrich US society, obtain excessive ranges of educational success, and deepen the bonds of friendship between our nations. The various hard-working men and women of the US Mission to India are proud to facilitate their journey and research.”
Recounting the challenges confronted in the course of the pandemic, the embassy assertion stated consulates usually start interviewing fall semester college students for a given yr in Could. However the second Covid wave in India compelled the US mission to delay the graduation of its scholar visa season by two months.
“In July, as quickly as situations allowed for the resumption of visa providers with out endangering candidates’ well being and security, consular groups labored not solely to match, however surpass, their pre-Covid workload. The US Embassy and Consulates opened further hours for visa appointments and made each doable effort to make sure well timed arrival for educational packages for as many college students as doable. In the end, these efforts paid off, as extra college students than ever earlier than acquired visas to check within the US,” the assertion says.
“The US mission seems to be ahead to a different nice scholar season because it facilitates research for spring semester college students over the approaching few months,” it added.