The US Embassy has announced that it will begin processing student visa applications on a limited basis on 17th August 2020. The operations for visa applications will start at the consular sections of the US Embassy in New Delhi, Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The processing of applications will start in a limited capacity keeping in mind the safety of the customers and the staff.
Some key takeaways -
- Exchange visitor appointments requests received prior to August 12 will be processed first, and then offer public appointments.
- Appointments will be refreshed two weeks in advance, as per the availability.
- Prospective students and exchange visitors should schedule an appointment no more than three weeks prior to their class start date.
Student visas are high priority and efforts are being made to process every application. However, the Embassy added, that due to limited capacity, they may not be able to process all the requests. Students are advised to keep checking the website for availability.
Other routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services will remain closed.