“Scholar visas stay a prime precedence for the US mission to India and we’re making each try to facilitate pupil journey in time for the autumn semester. As such, on June 14, 2021, we are going to open restricted July and August pupil visa appointments at posts throughout India. Indian college students making use of for F1, J1, M1 and their dependent visas ought to login to our web site and begin reserving their interview slots. They are going to be allowed to journey to the US as much as 30 days earlier than the beginning of their programs,” mentioned Don Heflin, minister counsellor for consular affairs, US Embassy, in an interplay with college students on a social networking web page on Thursday. The US embassy is issuing the identical variety of pupil visas in India in 2021 because the summer time and fall of 2019. Whereas hundreds of visa interview slots might be opened up in June some slots will even be reserved to be made obtainable in July and August. Nonetheless, mother and father of scholars who needed to accompany them to the US on guests visas wouldn’t be granted visa interviews or allowed to journey at current, Heflin introduced.
“Previous to your visa interview, please evaluation your I-20 programme begin date. College students starting a brand new programme with a programme begin date on or after August 1 might journey to the United States as much as 30 days previous to the programme begin date and don’t have to submit a request for a nationwide curiosity exception. Persevering with college students can also resume their applications on or after August 1, and journey 30 days earlier than their programme resumption date. We’re unable to approve expedite requests for Fall 2021 college students with scheduled appointments in July or August. In case your appointment date might end in a probably late begin, please attain out to your faculty to debate choices,” the US embassy spokesperson mentioned.
On April 30, US President Joe Biden had signed the Presidential Proclamation 10199 suspending most non-immigrant journey from India. In mild of the journey suspension and as a result of present pandemic state of affairs in India, most different routine non-immigrant visa appointments on the US Embassy New Delhi and the consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai stay extraordinarily restricted. Nonetheless, few emergency visa appointments in sure classes are being accommodated.