Anu Parthiban|Nov 29, 2023
- US embassy in India processed highest number of visa applications this year
US embassy in India processed highest number of visa applications this year
In September 2023, the US embassy in India announced that they had officially met their target of processing one million visas this year.
NEW DELHI: The US embassy India has officially announced on twitter that it has processed the highest count of visa applications in 2023 than any previous year. The embassy also mentioned that they will be serving more students, workers, and tourists in the coming weeks.
It’s official! As of this month, our India team processed more visa applications in 2023 than in any previous year. And we aren’t done yet! We'll be serving thousands of students, workers, tourists, and more in the coming weeks just in time for the busy holiday travel season.… pic.twitter.com/2oYWRIyZ2f— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) November 20, 2023
Earlier in September 2023, the US Embassy in India announced that they had officially met their target of processing one million visas this year. Even at that time the count was much higher than the total number of visas processed in the year 2022, it has also exceeded pre-pandemic numbers.
#Missionto1M accomplished! We are excited to announce that the U.S. Mission to India has reached and surpassed our goal to process one million visa applications in 2023!— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) September 28, 2023
We will not stop here and continue our progress in coming months, to give as many Indian applicants the… pic.twitter.com/4mTypC2wqh
According to a PTI report, the US embassy is increasing its workforce and opening new consulates to reduce the delay for visas. Eric Garcetti, US embassy ambassador mentioned that a consulate has just opened in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and Ahmedabad are being considered for new consulates.
The PTI also mentions Garcetti saying that the number of US visas being issued in India had increased by one-third in recent weeks and the embassy was likely to issue 10-15 per cent more visas than usual in the current calendar year. The delay in issuance of visas was due to the large number of applicants, and other large countries such as Brazil and Mexico were facing similar issues.
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