U.S Embassy in Islamabad resumes student visa services from Oct 1, 2020

By: News Desk      Published: 02:14 PM, 28 Sep, 2020
U.S Embassy in Islamabad resumes student visa services from Oct 1, 2020

The United States Embassy in Islamabad Monday announced that the U.S. Embassy will resume student visa services in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi from October 1, 2020 (Thursday), 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

In a statement issued, the U.S. Embassy said, “We are proud of the long tradition of student exchanges between Pakistan and the United States. Nearly 8,000 Pakistani students study at universities and colleges across the United States at any given time, and we look forward to welcoming many more who are interested in the American educational experience.”

Student visas are a top priority for the U.S. Mission in Pakistan, the statement reads.

“We will make every effort to assist student visa applicants as timely and safely as possible. We have spent the last few months putting measures in place to ensure the health and safety of applicants and our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, applicants are asked to remember that masks and social distancing will be required,” the embassy said.

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad also said that the embassy will resume processing for other visa categories as soon as they are able.

Applicants may visit embassy’s website at http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to determine if they qualify for an emergency appointment.