Figures show that of the 6.6 million American Visas issued last year globally some 630,000 went to Indian nationals.
22 September 2009
Last year's US visa numbers for Indian nationals released
New figures from the American Government has shown that of the 6.6 million American visas issued last year globally, around 630,000 American visas went to Indian nationals.
Chennai-based US consulate officer Ravi Srivastava said of the 230,000 US visas issued last year 50 per cent were American travel visas, 36 per cent were American work visas for migrants and their dependents, and 9 per cent were American student visas. The remaining American visas were for VIPs.
Around 90,000 Indian students are studying in the US on American student visas, and the relationship between India and the US has "grown strong," Ravi Srivastava said.
The American Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in American visa and immigration services.