US student visa rush: Embassy says resolving technical issues; will give thousands of appointments in coming weeks

NEW DELHI: The USA embassy on Tuesday sought to allay apprehensions of 1000’s of Indian scholars who’ve to enroll in schools there this autumn (July and August) however confronted a difficult time in reserving appointments slots when visa processing resumed on Monday.
The Embassy has begun solving technical problems confronted by way of scholars and has confident that “1000’s” of appointment slots might be made to be had.
“Since June 14, 1000’s of scholars have secured visa appointments for July and August. Hundreds of appointments stay to be had and we can open 1000’s extra in coming weeks. We admire your persistence as we diligently paintings to unravel the technical problems you’ve got encountered,” the United States Embassy tweeted on Tuesday.

The massive backlog of visa candidates who’ve to enroll in US schools this autumn is resulting in system faults on the United States embassy portal because it resumed processing scholar visas in India from Monday.
“We’re acutely aware of the prime call for for scholar visa appointments. Please take into accout, don’t refresh too steadily, as you will be locked from your account. Appointments stay to be had in any respect posts, and we can proceed so as to add appointments as prerequisites permit,” the United States Embassy had mentioned.

Rankings of scholars are dealing with problems in getting a visa appointment. “My account were given locked with out even a previous caution. Many others are dealing with this factor too. Request you to free up the accounts, no less than this time,” mentioned probably the most replies to the United States embassy’s tweet.
Any other scholar mentioned: “Please recommendation, my account has been locked for 72 hours for refreshing, is there a method to free up it. There used to be no suspicious job at the back of it. I used to be merely looking to attach again to the servers and whole my reserving.”
In line with the United States Embassy’s tweet, a guardian wrote: “We’ve got taken go away simply to ebook a slot (on Monday) after which both the web page isn’t responding or its locking us out. Kindly raise the 72 hour ban as many people have already wasted a 12 months and that is our remaining hope. Attempt to perceive the feelings of scholars and raise the ban.”
Remaining week, the United States Embassy had introduced it’ll resume scholars visa processing from Monday.
“Pupil visas stay a best precedence for the United States Challenge to India and we’re making each and every try to facilitate scholar commute in time for the autumn semester. As such, on June 14, 2021 we can open restricted July and August scholar visa appointments at posts throughout India,” a observation at the embassy web page mentioned remaining week. However the large rush and backlog resulted in a scramble amongst scholars and led to technical system faults.