New immigration rules regarding the USA student visa
The process for applying for USA visas may soon change, according to the US Embassy. Two of the primary issues the embassy had in 2018 are reportedly solved by the new F1 visa standards for 2022.
First, a significant quantity of visa applications from India caused their computer system to break down. Second, many of the visa interview slots had been purchased by individuals who weren’t legitimate candidates.
The second part of the season was crowded with applicants who were coming for a second or third time after being refused previously, despite the embassy receiving good and legitimate applications during the first half of the season.
Of course, the latter was unjust to real students who weren’t even given a chance.
Students who have previously had their F1 visa applications denied in the summer or spring of 2022 will not be eligible for another interview this year, according to the revised regulations. The US government has modified its software to weed out applicants who have already been turned down.
According to the new F1 visa regulations for 2022, candidates should routinely check the US embassy website for interview dates and make appointments as soon as they have the required paperwork from their preferred universities. There hasn’t been a specific timeline made public for them.
Many Indian students have benefited from the visa interview waiver program in addition to the new F1 visa regulations in 2022. The US Department of State-approved program exempts some applicants and their qualified descendants from having to attend in-person interviews for a variety of non-immigrant visa categories, including the F1 student visa.