Kolkata: The U.S. Mission in India has issued a record-breaking 82,000 student visas in 2022 to date.
Indian students received more U.S. student visas than any other country.
As many qualified students as possible reached their programs of study in time for scheduled start dates, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and four consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai prioritized processing student visa applications between May and August.
Charge d’Affaires Patricia Lacina hailed the U.S. Mission in India’s achievement, commenting, “ We issued over 82,000 student visas this summer alone, more than in any previous year. This shows that the United States remains for most Indian families the most sought-after country for higher education.”
Indian students comprise nearly 20 per cent of all international students studying in the United States, with the Open Doors report in 2021 showing there were 167,582 students from India in the 2020-2021 academic year.
The United States has remained open and welcoming to international students throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, the U.S. government and U.S. higher-education institutions implemented measures to safely welcome international students in person, online, and via hybrid learning methods, guaranteeing that opportunities and resources to international students remained robust.
Students seeking assistance about studying in the United States should download the Education USA India app, available for free on iOS and Android devices.
The app provides the latest information about the college application process and is a quick and easy first step to planning higher education in the United States.