In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses a new press release shared by the Department of State which provides insights on the status of visa operations worldwide during fiscal year 2023. The report highlights that from October 2022 through September 2023, DOS issued more than 10 million visas worldwide, with half of U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world issuing more visas than ever before.
In this post, we provide a summary of the agency’s impressive achievements and visa statistics over the past fiscal year.
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According to the press release, the Department of State hit a near historic record, issuing more than 10.4 million nonimmigrant visas worldwide in fiscal year 2023.
Nearly 8 million visitor visas were issued for business and tourism – more than in any fiscal year since 2016.