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The Most Welcoming Nations For Indians: 2022 Visa Report

Published on : February 13, 2023

 

Among the most popular countries for Indians to travel overseas for visit, work, study, or migrate are - 

  1. United States 
  2. Canada
  3. Australia 
  4. United Kingdom 

Let’s see how many Indians got visas in 2022 for these countries under the popular visa categories.

2022-Country-Visas 

1. United States 

How many Indians got US visas in 2022?

Data available only for January-November 2022. 

Visa Category 

Visas Issued

B1: Temporary business visitor

476

B1/B2: Temporary visitor for business & tourism

348,807

B2: Temporary visitor for tourism

129

F1: Student visa

103,611

F2: Dependents of F1 visa holder

2,871

H-1B: Specialty occupations and fashion models 

175,541

H4: Dependents of H-1B visa holder

126,485

L1: Intracompany transferees at managerial or executive positions

22,320

L2: Intracompany transferees

26,388

How many Indians got US Green Cards between January- June 2022?

40,664

 

Outlook for 2023

Reforms in the US immigration systems are expected in 2023-2024. One such reform can allow all spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, and not just those who are in the process of applying for permanent residency or awaiting grant of US Green Card. 

A change in the USCIS regulation can bring spouses of H-1B visa holders at par with the spouses of L-1 intra-company transferees that for whom work authorization is “incident to status” of the L-1 visa holder. 

2. Canada 

As of now, only data until November 2022 is available under the Monthly Updates by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

How many Indians got Canada visas in 2022?

Data available only for January-November 2022. 

Visa Category

Visas issued 

Canada PR 

117,311

Canada Study Permit

331,218

Canada visitor visa 

303,965

How many Indians got Canadian citizenship in 2022?

55,558

 

Outlook for 2023

Canada will be welcoming 465,000 new permanent residents in 2023. Many of these will be economic immigrants that can make a positive contribution to the Canadian labour market. Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are among the most popular ways to get Canadian permanent residence

3. Australia 

The Indian-born population is the second-largest migrant community in Australia, taking the second place after the United Kingdom at the top. There were an estimated 721,050 Indian-born people living in Australia at the end of June 2020. 

As per the 2021 – 22 Migration Program Report of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) of the Australian Government, India was the largest source country of migrants in 2021-22. The program year runs from July to June. 

How many Indians got Australia visas in 2021-2022?

Visa Category 

Number of visas issued to Indians 

Australia visitor visa 

200,325

Australia Student (subclass 500) visa 

42,627

Australia PR visa

24,324

How many Indians got Australian citizenship in 2021-2022?

30,160

 

Outlook for 2023

195,000 will get Australia PR visas in 2023. Of these, 142,400 will get permanent residence through the Skilled Migration Program. 

4. United Kingdom 

As per Statista - a leading provider of market and consumer data - in 2020/21 there were around 896,000 Indian nationals living in the UK. 

How many Indians got UK visas in the year ending September 2022?

Visa Category 

Number of visas issued to Indians 

UK Standard Visitor visa 

3,77,099

UK Student visa

127,731 

UK Worker Visas 

56,042

How many Indians got British citizenship in the year ending September 2022?

16,420

 

Outlook for 2023

According to a media release by the think tank Social Market Foundation (SMF), “The post-pandemic immigration rate of 1.1 million arrivals a year could be the start of a trend towards historically high migration levels in the coming decades ……… Britain’s ageing population and skills shortages will mean the country has an ongoing demand for migrant workers.”  

A world of possibilities

Going overseas holds a lot of possibilities, regardless of whether you go for a short stay as a tourist or for study abroad, work overseas, or settling as a permanent resident.

The right guidance in visas and immigration can make all the difference between an application refusal and a visa grant. 

Free consultation provided. 

Topics: UK, Canada, USA, Australia

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