US Consulates Accepting More F1 Visa Applications for Indian Students
US consulates in India are opening F1 visa applications to support students who aim to pursue their education in the US.
US consulates across India are opening F1 visa applications to extend hope to students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the US. The F1 visa is issued for five years to students who aim to pursue their master's course in the country.
Various reports state that students who faced rejection for the US F1 visa about 3-4 times are likely to succeed in their goal of studying in their dream country post increase in slots. Numerous applicants are urging the US consulate in Hyderabad to increase the availability of F1 visa appointments, as they are currently required to journey to cities such as Delhi or Chennai to complete the visa application process. The US has already begun scheduling F1 student visa appointments at its Indian consulates, offering slots from mid-July to mid-August.
The population of Indian students among the total of international students in the United States extends up to 21 percent. Nearly 200,000 Indian students were pursuing their studies in the United States during the pandemic. Referring to the strong bond between the nations, the US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti mentioned that a significant number of Indians choose the US for their studies, surpassing all other countries. India issued nearly one in every five student visas globally, exceeding its population proportion. In addition to pursuing education in the US, Indians have shown excellence in the region for decades. Garcetti remarks on the significance of processing increased visa applications for Indian students, anticipating strengthening the ties between India and the US.