A US Embassy official stated, “We have already released tens of thousands of appointments and we have tens of thousands more appointments for July and August that will be released soon.”
The US embassy has stated that interview slots will become available shortly due to the large number of Indian students registering for F-1 student visas.
Students should check the website “once or twice per day for this upcoming appointment release,” an official from the US Embassy told The Times of India, even though the precise date of when the next tranche of interview slots will be issued is unknown. The next significant batch of appointments will be issued in the upcoming weeks, the US Embassy official said, adding that they could not provide a particular date.
The official said, “We have released tens of thousands of appointments already, and we have tens of thousands more appointments for July and August that will be released shortly.” Since many years ago, Indians have benefited greatly from US visas, including student, H-1B, and tourist visas.
According to US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, who emphasised the efforts made by the US consulates in India to reduce visa wait times, one out of every five student visas awarded by the US in 2022 were for Indian nationals. Since the pandemic, the United States has struggled with lengthy wait periods for the majority of its visas; the wait time for a tourist visa has exceeded 900 days.
“More Indians than students from any other nation come to the United States to study. India rose to the top last year, and I don’t see it reversing very soon. The ambassador stated, “I see that relationship as being at the very top of how we convey our principles of inviting not just Americans to higher education, but to opening that door to others throughout the world.
Of all overseas students studying in the United States, Indian students make up about 21% of the total. Almost 200,000 Indian students were studying in the US during the 2021–2022 school year.