Student Visa Day celebrated

Chennai : The U S Mission in India organised its sixth annual Student Visa Day. A press release said Consular Officers at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad Kolkata, and Mumbai interviewed more than 2,500 Indian student visa applicants.   “Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina and consuls general throughout India congratulated visa recipients as they prepared to join the growing ranks of Indian students who have chosen to study in the United States – the world’s leading destination for international students,” the release added.  “Today we recognise the many contributions of Indian students in shaping the U.S.-India relationship, which is celebrating 75 years of achievement,” said Chargé Lacina. “This year, consular officers will interview more students than ever before, and we hope to break last year’s record for issuances,” remarked Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in India. Counselor for Cultural and Educational Affairs Anthony Miranda added, “We are grateful that international students recognize the value of a U.S. education, with its world-class faculty and infrastructure and hands-on, real-world skills that prepare graduates for successful careers.” Students can visit or @educationUSAIndia on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.