Study Abroad: Student Visa Top Priority, Working to Optimize Services, says US Ambassador

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Student visa top priority, working to optimize services, says US Ambassador
The USA has already issued over 2,00,000 student visas for Indian students; hiring is ongoing to further optimize the services.

Student visa for Indian students is the top priority for the US Government, US Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones has said in a statement “Student visa top priority, working to optimize services”. The statement has come amidst increasing wait times for US Student visas in Hyderabad.


The US government is handling the surge in the number of US student visa applications by hiring new staff so that study abroad aspirants are able to get their visas on time.

The USA has reported that a record number of 1.22 lakh student visas have been issued to Indian students in 2022.

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Jones issued the statement in her interaction with a media outlet during her first official visit to Hyderabad. Moreover, During her visit, she called US and India ‘natural partners’ and said that the two nations could achieve a lot together.

Jones said that the USA has put in a lot of effort to ensure that over 2,00,000 students receive their visas. while also adding that they are Working to Optimize Services.

Jones also provided a timeline on the inauguration of the new US Consulate in Hyderabad. Saying that tests are being undertaken and the campus would be ready in the first half of 2023.

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During her trip to Hyderabad, the US Ambassador also visited the beautiful Spanish Mosque, also known as the ‘Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula’, and Paigah Tombs.

File photo of A. Elizabeth Jones, Source: US Embassy & Consulates in India

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On a similar note, Gareth Wynn Owen, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, has issued an advisory to students. Moreover she asked them to prepare their visa applications and documents in time.

Leverage Edu also announced its partnership with VFS Global last year to ease the student visa application process.

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