Study Abroad: US Releases First Batch of Student Visa Appointments for India (September 2024 Intake)

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The US Embassy has released the first batch of student visa appointments in India for the September 2024 intake. In the coming weeks, the additional appointments for June, July, and August will also be released. In a recent interview at the American Center, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti emphasized the US commitment to reducing visa processing times for Indian students. 


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Garcetti revealed that US President Joe Biden has specifically instructed to expedite the visa process for Indian students, indicating the high importance attached to this issue. It’s the first time, I think, in American history that a President has told an ambassador to get those visas. The US Mission Indian students can study in the US. 

According to the new policy, individuals who create a profile or schedule an appointment with incorrect or fraudulent passport information will not be accommodated at the Visa Application Centers (VAC). 

US Releases First Batch of Student Visa Appointments for India

The F, M, and J visa categories are typically for international student exchange visitors. In 2022, the US consular team in India issued over 140,000 student visas, a record number that surpassed all other countries. This record is expected to break again as more Indian students aim to pursue their studies in the US. 

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Applicants who do not comply with this policy risk having their appointment canceled or facing delays in processing. Student visas need to ensure that their passport information is accurate and up to date when creating their profile and scheduling an appointment. 

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