NewsHYDERABAD IN TOP FIVE RECIPIENT LIST FOR US STUDENT VISAS
Hyderabad In Top Five Recipient List For US Student Visas
27 August, 2016
The US consulate general in Hyderabad has announced that the number of students from Hyderabad traveling to the United States for higher education is the fifth highest. Speaking to the media, Michele Bond, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs said that, Hyderabad Consulate had issued the 5th highest number of student visas in the world.
Bond said that Indian students make up second largest student community in the United States, with the students enrolled in various study programs at the US Universities. Currently, over 132000 students are studying in the United States.
Across the world, there are over 200 United State consulates and embassies and the announcement was made after reviewing the numbers of all.
During the year 2015, a total of 60000 student visas were granted. Out of those 60000 the US consulate general in Hyderabad issued the maximum number of visas. Though the exact number of the visas issued was not disclosed but Bond said that Hyderabad "is a winner."
It is not confined to student visas; Indian skilled professionals are also the largest recipients of the H-1B visa. Around 70 percent of H-1B visas are granted to Indian nationals.