U.S. Embassy in India Records Surge in Student Visa Approvals

In a significant development, the United States Embassy in India has witnessed a remarkable increase in the issuance of student visas for Indian students aspiring to pursue education in America. The US State Department revealed on Tuesday that the embassy has approved an unprecedented 140,000 student visas, marking a new record.

This surge is part of a larger trend, with an estimated 600,000 student visa applications submitted since 2017, according to information provided by the US Embassy in India. The statistics indicate a growing interest among Indian students in pursuing higher education in the United States.

Moreover, the US Embassy has granted around 800,000 visas for business and travel purposes, a figure significantly higher than the visas issued since 2015. This suggests a broader increase in movement and engagement between India and the United States across various spheres.

Intriguingly, the data highlights the substantial flow of people between the two countries, with 1.2 million Indians visiting the US in the previous year alone. This indicates a robust exchange and collaboration on both professional and academic fronts.

Indians, it appears, are actively participating in the visa application process, constituting about 10 per cent of visa applications globally. Notably, they represent 20 per cent of student visa applications and a substantial 65 per cent of H and L visa applications, showcasing a strong interest in educational pursuits and professional opportunities in the United States.

The news underscores the deepening ties between India and the United States, particularly in the realms of education and professional collaboration. As the number of Indian students seeking opportunities in the US continues to rise, it further cements the two nations' commitment to fostering bilateral relations and cultural exchange.

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