US Embassy opens visa interview slots for students with mid-Aug campus arrival

BL Mumbai Bureau | | Updated on: Jun 26, 2022
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The US Embassy in India has announced an important update for Indian students who need to arrive at campus by mid-August. The Embassy said that visa interview slots are now available for booking on its website for students who need to arrive at school by mid-August.

The first tranche of interview slots, for dates in June and the first half of July 2022 were opened in May. Many students who were planning to attend US universities with their student I-20 documents have been waiting for their interviews.

The announcement comes after the Centre had urged US, Australia, Canada and some other countries to streamline student visas to Indian nationals. Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs had said that the countries had agreed to remain engaged on further easing and fast tracking the process of issuing visas for students.

Earlier this month, at the sixth annual Student Visa Day organised by the US Mission in India, Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in India had said, “This year, consular officers will interview more students than ever before, and we hope to break last year’s record for issuances.”

Published on June 26, 2022
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