New Delhi: The Indian government has issued an advisory to Indian students seeking admission in US universities to be ready with proper documentation and details upon their arrival in the United States. The government in the advisory told the students to be ready with supporting documents when asked by the authorities their status on “place of stay, financial support, medical arrangements, sponsorship details etc.”
“It is reiterated that all Indian students seeking admission in US educational institutions should do due diligence to ensure that the institutions to which they are seeking admission have proper authorization and capacities. Apart from travel documents, the students should also carry all required documentation regarding their study plans, housing, financial support, healthcare arrangements etc. and be prepared for admission (entry to the US) interviews with U.S. immigration officials. Similarly, all Indian nationals travelling to the US on other visas are also advised to carry the necessary supporting documentations regarding place of stay, financial support, medical arrangements, sponsorship details etc,” the advisory said.
“The US Government has conveyed that the decision to deny entry to these students is not because of the corresponding institutions being "black-listed” but based on the assessment made by the US immigration authorities of individual applicants. According to the US Government, the deported persons had presented information to the border patrol agent which was inconsistent with their visa status,” the advisory read.
The advisory was released after Indian students were denied entry into the US despite having visa. The government has called on the US authorities to honour visa issued by their embassy and consulates.