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US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

by Divyang

The United States is expected to grant over a million visas to Indian nationals, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu confirmed. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

Additionally, Lu mentioned that the current Joe Biden administration is committed to processing all student visas this summer for Indian students aiming to start college in the States in the fall semester of 2023. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

“We anticipate issuing over a million visas this year. This is a record for us, along with a record number of student visas and immigrant visas.” at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

South and Central Asia Assistant Secretary of State for the United States, Donald Lu

To achieve its one million target, the embassy is adding more staff, expanding the scope of drop-box facilities and opening up interview slots over the weekend. More than two lakh applications have already been processed so far in 2023. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

Additionally, he has said that work permits such as H-1B and L-1 visas will be given priority. When it comes to Indian IT workers who want to work in the United States, these are the most sought-after visas.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows companies in the US to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.  at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

The L-1 visa is an intra-company transfer visa by which US companies can transfer a key employee from an office in another country into the United States. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

US-based technology companies rely on the H-1B visa to hire each year extensively from Asian countries like India and China.

Recently, there has been a growing concern among first-time visa applicants from India about the long waiting period for acquiring a US visa, especially the B1 (business) and B2 (tourist) categories. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

“We’ve also been prioritising work visas: H-1B’s and L visas. Wait times at some of our consular sections in India, for these visas are now below 60 days. We will continue to make sure that we prioritise visas for workers, since this is essential to the economies of both the United States and India,” he told the news agency PTI. at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.) at US Sets Target of Issuing 1 Million Visas to Indians in 2023

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