US issues record number of visas to Indian students amid India-Canada dispute; 25% given to India


The US has issued a record number of visas to Indian students this summer, more than 90,000. The US mission said one in four student visas issued worldwide from June-August this summer were to Indians.

In a post on Twitter, the US Embassy in India wrote, “The US Mission in India is pleased to announce that we issued a record number of more than 90,000 student visas in June, July and August this summer. Nearly one in four student visas worldwide were issued right here in India this summer! Congratulations and best wishes to all students who have chosen the United States to pursue their higher education goals! that’s a wrap! With teamwork and innovation, we ensured that all eligible applicants reached their programs on time.”

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An earlier report by peppermint It was noted in June that the US had opened visa appointments for F1 student visas at its consulates in India and appointments were available from mid-July to mid-August. Meanwhile, a record-breaking 125,000 US student visas were issued to Indians last year, more than any other nationality.

Meanwhile, study abroad advisors had told Economic Times More Indian students are heading to study abroad this autumn than ever before. According to the report, this comes as a result of various factors including rising aspirations for overseas education and careers, increase in applicants from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. Speaking on the US intake of American students for this fall, Piyush Kumar, regional director-South Asia and Mauritius, IDP Education, told ET: “This year has been incredible; The numbers are up, and possibly even higher, than the pre-pandemic year. About 25-30 percent of US enrollments have come from tier 2/3 cities.”

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