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France opens its doorways for Indian college students

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NEW DELHI: France has opened its door for Indian students. Emmanuel Lenain, the ambassador of France to India, on Thursday tweeted, “Lastly, the wait is over! Delighted to announce that our visa service is now open for receiving functions for the short-stay and long-stay pupil visa class. Expertise passport, professors or researchers, ‘Assistant de Français’ – visa candidates who fall below these classes are welcome to use as nicely.”

The US additionally resumed processing college students visas in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata from August 17, as the autumn semester is about to start from subsequent month. “As per the newest Open Door Report, college students from India account for nearly 18% of all worldwide college students within the US. The truth is, the variety of Indian college students within the US elevated by 2.9% from 2018 to 2019,” tweeted EducationUSAIndia.

India has air bubbles with US and France, permitting folks eligible as per authorities norms to journey between the 2 nations.
VFS centres in 7 cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi — have began receiving French visa software from August 17. The French embassy web site lists the classes of travellers from India who can apply for visas. Journey in these pandemic occasions means each nation has its personal necessities.
The French Embassy web site says: “With impact from August 1, 2020, as soon as on French territory, passengers from India should mandatorily current a Covid-19 PCR check carried out lower than 72 hours earlier than departure (from India), or take this check on arrival in France and stay obtainable thereafter for being contacted by phone in case of testing constructive. Youngsters under 11 years of age are exempted from this requirement,” Underneath French legislation, sporting a masks is obligatory in all closed public areas, together with airports and public transport.
The US embassy will, nevertheless, proceed to stay closed for routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa companies. The US Embassy in Delhi had tweeted final Friday: “Our consular sections are opening to course of pupil and educational change customer visa functions on a restricted foundation. Pupil visas are a excessive precedence, and we are going to make each effort to help candidates in a well timed style, whereas preserving our clients and employees protected. Nonetheless, resulting from our very restricted appointment availability we could not have the ability to accommodate all requests in time for the beginning of the autumn semester.”



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