US Noted India's Concerns Regarding F-1 Visa Issue: Centre

India has conveyed its considerations to the US concerning the brand new rule on F1 visa (Representational)

New Delhi:

India on Thursday mentioned it has conveyed its considerations to the US concerning the brand new rule on F1 visa and urged Washington to remember the function instructional exchanges have performed within the creating relationship between the 2 international locations.

The Trump administration has introduced these F-1 and M-1 (non-academic and vocational college students) visa holders planning to take on-line lessons solely won’t be allowed to stay within the US.

The problem was raised in the course of the digital overseas workplace consultations between Overseas Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the US Below Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale on Tuesday. Ministry of Exterior Affairs’ spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned that the US has famous India’s concern concerning the brand new rule.

Addressing a digital media briefing, Srivastava mentioned that New Delhi is anxious over the likelihood that the implementation of the brand new rule could result in the return of a lot of Indian college students finding out within the US.

“We’re involved over the likelihood that this may occasionally result in the return of huge variety of Indian college students finding out within the US. We’ve conveyed our concern to the US facet,” he mentioned.

“It was raised by Overseas Secretary together with his counterpart throughout Overseas Workplace Consultations. We have urged US that we want to remember the function that instructional exchanges and folks to folks relations have performed within the growth of our relationships. US has famous our considerations,” he added

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an company throughout the US Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) on Monday introduced that the worldwide college students pursuing programs in the US should go away the nation if their institutes have switched to finish the web course because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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