US-Visa | More than one million Indians will get visa in America this year, preparation started

Washington: America is moving towards issuing more than one million visas to Indians this year. A senior official for South Asia in the Biden administration said this. He assured that the Biden administration will complete the student visa process this summer for all Indians whose schools are set to start in September. Donald Lu, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, told PTI this week that they are also giving priority to work visas. Significantly, there is a lot of demand for H-1B and L visas among IT professionals in India. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to recruit foreign workers in specialized specialties. Also read Technology companies depend on it to recruit thousands of employees every year from countries like India and China. “We are on track to issue more than one million visas this year,” Lu said. This is our highest ever with record numbers of student visas and immigrant visas.” He said that the student visa process for all Indians whose schools are to start in September will be completed this summer. The waiting period for first time visa applicants in India is increasing. India now ranks second in the world in terms of international students going to the US. (agency)

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