New Delhi-  Great News for non-immigrant visa seekers as the US is eyeing to grant one- million non-immigrant visa applications in 2023. A wide leap from their pre-pandemic 2019 times when the processing was almost 20% more than the pre-pandemic phase.

“According to the reports from US Ambassador to Indi Eric Garcetti” – Our partnership with India is one of the United States most important bilateral relationships– and set to deliver most important relationships.”
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 allow as many Indian applicants as possible to travel to the United States and experience the U.S.-India friendship firsthand.”

In the last year, 1.2 million Indians visited the United States cultivating one of the most robust travel relationships in the world. As per the data extracted, Indians now represent over 10 % of visa applications globally, with 20 % in all student visa applicants and 65 % in the H & L category(employment) visa applicants. All these numbers are stupendous as per the growth in the US.

Against the backdrop of higher demands for US Visas, the United States is infusing huge investment in operations in India. This move has created significant capital improvement in the existing facilities like the US Consulate in Chennai, and has inaugurated a new Consulate building in Hyderabad.

The mission also covers strategies to enhance efficiency, extend interview waiver eligibility in the new visa categories, and take advantage of remote work making staff across the world contribute to India visa processing. Also, in the next year,’ the mission is all about implementing a pilot program availing domestic visa renewal in the qualified H & L category employment visa applicants.

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As noted in the Joint Statement issued by Prime Minister Modi and President Biden during the President’s recent visit to India, notably United States & India share an enduring partnership.

Improving visa processing is one such example in the US MISSION for the ongoing commitment to make the bond stronger. 

“Already more than two lakh applications at Embassy and Consulates in India are on track to hit the goal of processing more than one million non-immigrant visa applications in 2023,”— as stated by the spokesperson from the US Embassy in New Delhi in the publication. 

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Via Services, Julie Stufft stated there is always a huge demand in all categories for all US visas in India. The COVID outbreak caused— a huge backlog of applications piling up and is now struggling to clear, grappling with the post-pandemic surge in demand.

To achieve this massive target, the embassy is adding more staff and expanding the scope of drop-box facilities while opening up interview slots over the weekend. There have been more than two lakh applications processed so far in 2023.

It states that priority should be given to work visas like H-1Bs and L-1, and is one of the world’s most sought-after visas among IT professionals expanding to work in America.

All the H-1B  visa gives non-immigrants a chance to work in companies in the US and be employed in the foreign world in all occupation that demands theoretical or technical expertise. 

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

Last month, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Julie Stufft, said there is a massive demand for all categories of US visas in India. The pandemic-related shutdown led to piling a huge backlog of applications as they are now struggling to match while grappling with the post-pandemic surge in demand. 

The last couple of years have been challenging”. It leads to a huge demand historically even without a pandemic across visa categories. Not only visitors but immigrants, students, and workers especially tech workers in particular. We’re processing all that now. In no time, we shall put India in a different category from others, Stuff told the news agency.

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