Record Breaking US Student Visas Issued in 2022

Nachiket Jamadar

Nachiket Jamadar

In a never before incident, the US mission has issued a record breaking number of student visas. The number stands at 82,000

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A record breaking 82,000 student Visas were issued to Indian students who were moving abroad for studies by the US mission in the year 2022. This has outnumbered the visas issued to students in any other country.

Processing of student Visa applications was prioritized from May to August by the US Embassy in New Delhi and its branches in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata which ensured that maximum possible eligible students could start their programme on scheduled starting dates. 

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Officials Hail the numbers

Patricia Lacina, Charge d’Affaires while hailing the US Mission achievement said that they were happy to see that such a huge number of students were able to attain visas and reach universities after the delay that was caused in the previous year due to COVID-19 outbreak.


She added that the numbers showed that the United States remained the most sought country for most Indian Families and highlighted the important contributions Indian students make to build lifelong connections with American peers which helped maintain international partnerships.

Don Heflin, Minister Counselor for Consular affairs said that they were thrilled to have done their part to help Indian students pursue top notch education.

20% of all International students in the US are Indians.

Of all the International students studying in the US, about 20% are Indians. The Open Doors report of 2021 showed that there were 1,67,582 Indian students for the academic year 2020-21.

The US government implemented many measures such as online learning, hybrid learning and many more to guarantee opportunities and resources to Indian students.

USAEducation India App for information

EducationUSA India app, available on both android and apple store can be downloaded for assistance on studying in the USA

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