The US embassy in Pakistan has decide to resume student visa services from October 1st, after it came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was noted that nearly 8,000 students from Pakistan study at universities and colleges across the United States and that it looked forward to welcoming others who were interested in the american educational experience.
The services will be commenced at the United States Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi.
Terming student visas a “top priority”, the embassy said that the US mission “will make every effort to assist student visa applicants as timely and safely as possible”. It is said that applicants are required to wear masks and maintain social distance as part of coronavirus safety measures.
Processing for other visa categories will resume “as soon as we are able”, the press release said. Applicants can visit the mission’s website to determine if they qualify for an emergency appointment.