Individuals who need their US visa renewal can now submit applications through dropbox. The US Embassy has made it clear that such requests would not be entertained via email.
The US embassy and consulates in India have prepared to receive a record number of visas from Indian students in 2023. As stated by John Ballard, the consular chief at the US Consulate General in Mumbai.
In 2022, more than 1,25,000 student visas were processed by the US embassy.
US visa renewal applications can now be submitted through dropbox
According to Ballard, who spoke with PTI, “it was the most students that we have ever adjudicated here in India. And we expect in 2023 to have even more Indian students coming into apply for visas.”
The United States of America started new initiatives last month. Such as scheduling special interviews for applicants who are applying for the first time and increasing the number of consular staff members.
On January 21st, 2023, the US embassy in Delhi and the consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad held “special Saturday interview days”. As part of a multi-pronged strategy to reduce the visa backlog.
Also, in the coming months, the mission will continue to offer “additional slots” for appointments on specific Saturdays.
Over 2,50,000 additional B1/B2 appointments were made available by the US mission in India. While B1 is a business visa, B-2 is a tourism visa.