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In its report on colleges across each Missouri congressional district, NAFSA found that the cumulative economic benefit from international students amounted to $58 million for District 8.

Indian students now hold nearly seven times the number of study visas compared to the year 2019. Specifically, the UK issued about 500,000 sponsored study visas, with the exciting revelation that roughly one-third were granted to Indian students.

There is no indication that Canada will stop processing visas for Indian nationals, as it continues to accept new applications as it normally does. Processing times for visas for Indian nationals looking to come to Canada remain the same, with the IRCC seeking to process all 80 percent of applications within service standards regardless of nationality.

To counter the delay and ensure students have the proper care and safety they need, students are required to sign up with their country’s embassy or consulate. Heil received a call from the U.S. Embassy not long after the quake to ask whether he was injured or needed assistance.

The forecast regarding a rise in unemployment could lead the government to reduce student entry numbers and redirect potential immigrants to better job prospects in Canada, the UK, and the US, warned Abul Rizvi, an immigration expert. Many of these prospective entrants have used study visas as a way to enter the workforce.

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