U.S. Consulates Work to Make U.S. Visa Process Simple for Indians

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Business Solutions, immigration
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Visa procedures are expected to become easier with the U.S. consulates working to attract more visitors from India.

According to U.S. estimates, by the year 2015 the number of Indians visiting the United States would exceed 1 million. As a result, the U.S. consulates are working overtime to simplify the procedure of procuring a U.S. visa in India.

“This is not just because of America’s welcoming atmosphere and outstanding sights. It is also because Indians and Americans are finding more in common. Our personal and cultural ties are increasing dramatically and trade between our two countries is following the same trajectory,” an official statement issued by the American embassy said.

The statement also quoted Nancy J. Powell, U.S. Ambassador, “Travel and tourism to the U.S. is an important way for us to expand our cultural and commercial ties and increase trade growth between our countries. But the most important aspect of travel and tourism is not the dollar figures, but the person-to-person relationships that are cultivated”.

In the year 2011, there was a rise in the number of Indians who visited America and it came up to 660,000.

“In order to help more Indians who are eligible to visit the United States, our Consular office continues to improve its services,” the statement said.

Applicants from India now have options for their application process, including paying and making visa interview appointments online, an interview waiver program for select visa applicants, offsite biometric collection, and a website for checking visa application status.

If you are interested in Visas to the USA, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to the United States of America.

  1. […] Rudraksh Group, one of the leading immigration consultancies in India highlights the fact that more than 20,000 H-1B visa petitions were received by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the financial year 2017. The inadequate supply of talent for the type of demand in the US is well evident from the reports of Indian IT industry being the largest applicant of US skilled worker visas. The process of visa application began on 1st April. There is a massive difference between the H-1B visas that are issued and the number that are actually required. There have been several attempts in the past to enhance the number and resolve the situation. Being a prominent beneficiary of the H-1B visa programme, the IT services industry has faced severe criticism for allegedly abusing the visa process. However, the industry denied the claims and asserted that the nature of work requires these work visas for transfer of skilled labour across borders. Rudraksh Group states that the matter of H-1B visa misuse has become one of the major concerning issues in the country with the US heading towards presidential elections this year. The company further added that considering other alternatives will prove to be the right course of action in this situation. The quota of H- 1B is very restrictive which is well evident from the huge number of applications for the quota in the supposedly most free market economy in the world within the first few days. […]

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