US Consulates Opens More F1 Visa Applications for Students

Several US consulates across India have opened F1 visa applications, giving hope to students who want to pursue their dreams of studying in the US. The increase in slots comes after a number of students were rejected for the visa even after applying multiple times.

In a significant stride towards promoting global education and fostering international academic collaborations, a wave of optimism has swept across the United States consulates nationwide.

The consulates have opened their doors to a renewed influx of F1 visa applicants, breathing new life into the aspirations of countless students who dream of pursuing higher education in the United States.

Slots for F1 Visa Applications

Reports from various media outlets have shed light on a heartening development – students who had previously faced multiple rejections in their pursuit of the coveted US F1 visa are now rekindling their hopes.

This renewed optimism stems from an increase in the number of available slots for F1 visa appointments. The F1 visa, which allows students to study for up to five years in the United States, is a gateway to advanced education, enabling individuals to immerse themselves in a wide array of master’s degree programs across the nation.


Hyderabad: A Beacon of Resilience

At the heart of this inspiring narrative lies the city of Hyderabad, a thriving educational hub in India. Students from this region have long advocated for more accessible F1 visa processing, citing the challenges of travelling to distant cities like Delhi or Chennai for the visa application procedures.

Their voices have been heard, as the recent developments promise a more convenient and accessible path to their American academic dreams.

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A Limited-Time Window of Opportunity

A notable turning point in this journey is the expanded visa appointment availability. From mid-July to mid-August, the United States embraced a momentous initiative, opening its consulates in India to F1 student visa applicants.


This limited-time window has ushered in an era of heightened prospects, aligning the aspirations of many students with the corridors of American academia.

The significance of this endeavour reverberates through the demographic landscape. Indian students constitute an impressive 21 per cent of the total international student population in the United States.

In the academic year spanning 2021 to 2022, an astonishing number of nearly 200,000 Indian students were actively pursuing their academic dreams in the United States.

Fostering Strong Indo-U.S. Academic Bonds

Eric Garcetti, the US Ambassador to India, stands as a staunch advocate of the burgeoning Indo-U.S. academic relationship. Ambassador Garcetti eloquently articulated;


“More Indians come to the United States as students than from any other country in the world. One out of every five student visas was issued right here in India in 2022, which is, by the way, more than the proportion of the Indian population in the world.”

His words resonate with the legacy of excellence Indian scholars have carved in American institutions, further accentuating the positive trajectory in student visa processing.


The opening of F1 visa applications is a welcome move for Indian students who have been eager to study in the US. The increased number of slots will give more students the opportunity to pursue their dreams of higher education in the US.

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Manish Khandelwal
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Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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