According to Consul General Joel Rifman, the new US Consulate office coming to Cyberabad will have 54 visa interview windows compared to the 14 windows of the current building in Begumpet.
The new state-of-the-art building, expected to be completed within a year, will have 1.80 lakh sqft of space and will reflect the US government's significant ties with Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha – the three states covered by the consulate in Hyderabad.
The Consul General was speaking after inaugurating the new ‘EducationUSA' center at the Y-Axis Foundation and said that most of the two lakh Indian students on USA campuses are from the two Telugu states, while the total Indians contribute one-sixth of the total international. Huh. Student Population in the United States. The alliances with the private institution will help in disseminating information on American education professionally.
Mr. Riffman said that Kovid-19 has been choosing to study abroad for many students and many have given up their plans to go abroad. With the re-opening of the US version, visa applicants are likely to increase. “In Hyderabad, we are working diligently to provide visa services in a safe and responsible manner. We prioritized student visa appointments and did our best to ensure that students arrive on their campuses on time. “
He also said that the student visa policy remains constant and “continues to welcome all eligible Indian students to study in the United States.” “American education is a great investment and a great value,” he said.
Give free advice
David Kennedy, Ministerial Counselor, Public Affairs, US Embassy, New Delhi, said that the new center at Y-Axis in Jubilee Hills would provide higher academic advice to prospective students for free. EducationUSA's partnership with a private education consulting foundation was the first of its kind, she said, and hopes the information reaches a large number of young women and men aspiring for study in the United States.
The US Embassy has provided the Y-Axis Foundation with specialist training so that they can apply quality and ethical methodology to mentor their students. The five new consultants at the center are part of a strong Indian network of eight centers across the country and over 30 advisors.
David Moyer, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Hyderabad, said there is a surge in student visa applicants this year, although they did not yet have the exact figures. This is much higher than in previous years due to the opening of US campuses after the Covid19 sanctions. Xavier Agustin, founder of the Y-Axis Foundation, also spoke.