US Issues 82,000 Students Visas To Indians Between May & June; 20,000 More Than Last Year

by Sushmita Mahanta
US Issues 82,000 Students Visas To Indians Between May & June; 20,000 More Than Last Year

The US Mission in India achieves a new feat! The U.S Embassy recently announced that the mission has issued 82,000 student visas in 2022 to date. The recorded number, which is 20,000 more than last year, is higher than any other country in the World. Indian students have so far received US student visas with the Embassy in New Delhi and the four Consulates in Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. The US Consulate in Chennai further revealed in a statement on Thursday that the priority was the processing of student visas from May to August. This was done to ensure that as many qualified Indian students as possible made it to their programs of study in the United States.

The U.S. Remains The Most Sought-After Country For Higher Studies

The U.S. Embassy India took to Twitter on September 8 to announce their new achievement in terms of student visas and wrote, “Day 65 of #USIndiaAt75🇺🇸🇮🇳: Mission India issued a record number of student visas last year – 62,000! Students are at the heart of our people-to-people ties and we look forward to welcoming more Indian students to #StudyintheUS.”
The Embassy further added that the US Mission in India has issued a record-breaking 82,000 student visas in 2022 to date, higher than any other country. This shows that the United States remains the most sought-after country for higher education.

Indian Students Comprise Nearly 20% Of All International Students Studying In the US

According to the US Embassy, Indian students comprise nearly 20 percent of all international students studying in the United States. They came to this conclusion after the Open Doors report in 2021 which showed there were 167,582 students from India in the academic year of 2020-2021. Charge d’Affaires Patricia Lacina applauded the massive growth of the US Mission in India and expressed her happiness for the same.

Meanwhile, Don Heflin, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs was thrilled to have done their part to help Indian students pursue a top-notch education. “Hopefully, there are a lot of happy students and parents out there. International student mobility is central to U.S. diplomacy, and nowhere is the contribution of students bigger than in India,” added Don Heflin, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs.

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