US consulates in India to resume limited student visa processing from August 17

Vastavam web: US Embassy in New Delhi and consulates in various cities, including Hyderabad, will begin processing student and academic exchange visitor visa applications on a limited basis from August 17. We are pleased to announce that consular sections at the US Embassy in New Delhi and our Consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata will begin processing of student and academic exchange visitor visa applications on a limited basis on August 17, it said in a release.

Prospective students and exchange visitors should schedule an appointment no more than three weeks prior to their class start date and the respective consular sections expect appointment slots to be filled quickly, it added. Though student visas are a high priority and every effort will be made to assist their visa applicants in a timely fashion, while keeping customers and staff safe, it is not possible to accommodate all requests in time for the start of the fall semester, the release said.