In 2022, the US issued 1,25,000 student visas to Indians while attempting to shorten the wait time. 

A State Department official announced on Wednesday that the American embassy and consulates in India have given a record 1,25,000 student visas in 2022.

Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, added that the US is working hard to shorten the wait for appointments for visa interviews in India.

“Our embassy and consulates in India broke their all-time record for the  number of student visas issued in the single fiscal year 2022. We have  issued nearly 1,25,000 student visas,”Ned Price, a spokesperson for the State Department, told reporters during his regular press conference.

“We’re making every effort to further reduce visa interview appointment  wait times as quickly as possible in India and around the world,  including for first time tourist visa applicants," he said.

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