The US embassy declared on 26 June that is has opened student visa appointments. Students who need visa categories F, M and J and already have I-20 can apply at the Embassy as the interviews will take place after August 14.
The US embassy took Twitter to announce that bookings are open for mid-Aug. “Student visa appointments are available on our website. If you have an I-20, don’t wait! Future F, M, and J appointment openings at the Embassy and Consulates will be for interviews taking place after August 14, so if you need to arrive at school by mid-August, book an appointment now!” said the Tweet.
Due to COVID, the US Embassy in India was closed but now has re-opened student visa interviews on June 14 for the students who have already received their student I-20 documents from the universities in the US.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has held discussions with Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the USA to streamline the visa appointments and fast-track the process for Indian students.
Arindam Bagchi, the MEA spokesperson, tweeted that “Senior MEA officials dealing with Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, UK & USA had constructive discussions with corresponding Heads of Missions/senior diplomats of these countries about streamlining student visas to Indian nationals,” Bagchi tweeted.
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