US Mission to India surpasses one million visas in 2023


The US Embassy and Consulates in India stated in a press release that final 12 months over 1.2 million Indians visited US, making one of probably the most strong journey relationships in the world.

The US Mission to India has reached and surpassed the purpose to course of one million non-immigrant visa purposes in 2023. 

The mission has already surpassed the whole variety of instances processed in 2022 and is processing virtually 20 % extra purposes than in the pre-pandemic 12 months 2019. 

The US Embassy and Consulates in India stated in a press release that final 12 months over 1.2 million Indians visited US, making one of probably the most strong journey relationships in the world. 

“Indians now represent over 10 percent of all visa applicants worldwide, including 20 percent of all student visa applicants and 65 percent of all H&L-category (employment) visa applicants. The United States welcomes this growth,” the assertion stated. 

The US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti expressed happiness as he shared the data “Our partnership with India is one of the United States’ most important bilateral relationships, and in fact one of the most important relationships in the world” he stated. 

“The ties between our people are stronger than ever, and we will continue our record-setting volume of visa work in the coming months to give as many Indian applicants as possible the opportunity to travel to the United States and experience the U.S.-India friendship first hand” Garcetti added.

The US envoy to gave Visa to the one millionth US Visa holder, Ranju Singh and her spouse, who are planning to go the US to meet their son who is studying there. Garcetti congratulated them as he gave them their visas and had a brief conversation with the one millionth US visa holder. 

He further highlighted that PM Modi and US President Joe biden said “lets do a greater job of transferring quicker on visas, so the Ministry of External Affairs authorised extra our bodies in locations like Hyderabad, extra individuals who can work on these visas. We modified our programs, we labored smarter, labored tougher and received a million visa purposes…”

“This is admittedly folks to folks relationship and never simply nation to nation relationship,” he added. 

The envoy said that the US will continue to invest heavily in its operations in India as it recognizes the continues demand for US visas. The US Embassy in India marked the occassion by posting a video on X that said “Mission to one million completed.” “#Missionto1M completed! We are excited to announce that the U.S. Mission to India has reached and surpassed our purpose to course of one million visa purposes in 2023! We won’t cease right here and proceed our progress in coming months, to give as many Indian candidates the chance to journey to the United States,” the post said.

In the Video US Envoy Garcetti said that people-to-people ties between the United States and India are stronger than ever. “To all one million candidates, thanks for selecting to be part of the US-india story. Whether you’re learning, working, vacationing, or investing, your contributions are an enormous a part of what makes this relationship so nice,” Garcetti said in the video.

The US Embassy in its statement said that it was investing heavily in facilitating faster visa processing.”In the previous 12 months, the Mission has expanded its staffing to facilitate extra visa processing than ever earlier than.  The Mission has made vital capital enhancements to current services, such because the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, and has inaugurated a brand new Consulate constructing in Hyderabad,” a statement from the US Embassy said.

According to the statement, the mission has also implemented strategies to increase efficiency extending interview waiver eligibility to new visa categories and utilizing remote work to allow staff around the world to contribute to Indian visa processing.

“Early subsequent 12 months, the Mission plans to implement a pilot program that will enable home visa renewal for certified H&L-category employment visa candidates,” the statement from the US Embassy read. During US President Joe Biden’s visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Biden stated in a joint statement that the countries share a “shut and enduring” partnership.

According to the joint statement, “Improved visa processing is barely one instance of the U.S. Mission to India’s ongoing dedication to strengthening that partnership.”

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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