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Posted on April 25 2023

US prioritizes H-1B visas and L visas for IT professionals from India this summer

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

Highlights: The US government set to focus on L & H-1B visas over the next three months  


  • The US consulate is set to focus on issuing student visas and work visas for Indians in 2023.
  • As per the visa administration of the US, over a million visas are to be issued to Indians by the end of 2023.
  • The granting of L & H-1B visas will become more streamlined owing to the increasing demand for IT professionals from India.
  • Indians applying for student visas for the fall intake will now have their visa processed under the Biden administration.

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US announces plan to issue 1 million visas by 2023

  • The visa administration of the US has plans to issue over 1 million US visas to Indians by the end of this year.
  • Student visas (F visa) and Work visas (L & H-1B visas) are set to be prioritized this year owing to the demand for Indian IT professionals.
  • India is the second country with the most students migrating to the US for studies.
  • H-1B visas allow US-based employers and companies to employ foreign professionals who belong to occupations that require a high level of expertise and technical assistance.

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Expert Assistance for Your US Visa: US Consulate General in Hyderabad

  • The new campus of the US consulate has been opened in Nanakaramguda, Hyderabad.
  • The Nanakaramguda US Consulate is known to be the biggest in South Asia, with large-scale facilities.
  • The total number of visa applications to be processed in a day is set to be increased from 1000 to 3,500.
  • The US plans to accept and issue most student visa applications for the fall intake of 2023.
  • The wait time for some US visas has also been altered to less than 60 days.
  • The government also plans on renewing the domestic visa for candidates who fulfill the required eligibility criteria.

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