U.S. issues over 1,40,000 non-immigrant visas in 2010

Thursday, 30 June 2011, 10:47 Hrs
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CHENNAI: The United States Consulate has issued over 1,40,000 non-immigrant visas to Indian visitors last year.

"The US Consulate General Chennai has issued 1,42,565 non-immigrant visas in 2010, the most among mission India's five consular sections," a release from the Consulate said.

All the five consulates in India granted more than 6,00,000 non-immigrant visa applications in 2010.

"Over 10 per cent of all US non-immigrant visa applications come from India," it said.

Emphasising on the swift processing of visa applications at the Consulate, Bryan Dalton , Consular Chief said, "We want more qualified visa applicants to go to America. We want the visa procedure to be easy, transparent and comfortable process."

Currently, more than a lakh students are studying in the United States.
Source: PTI
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