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AskJAM: How long does it take to get a student visa for abroad study?

Updated: Dec 6, 2022


As a student going for studies abroad, you would definitely want to know how easy or difficult it is to get a study visa for a foreign country. Leading experts in foreign education consulting talk to you about the merits of studying abroad rather than in India.

It is necessary to first secure admission, and after that apply for a visa 3-4 months before your departure. Visa formalities vary from country to country. Due to high demand for study visas to the most popular countries in 2022, there have been delays in issuing visas. However, students may expect to get a study visa if the admission is confirmed and the application is made on time.How-important-is-an-international-environment-at-a-university


Why is the visa processing for so many countries facing such delays?

Delays are usually caused by additional security and background clearances due to your citizenship, ties to specific countries, or field of study. These additional clearance checks may take several weeks to several months to process. top university of excellenceThere is no way to circumvent or expedite this process. In 2022, there has been a massive spike in visa demand. We’re experiencing unprecedented volumes - between 20,000 to 23,000 visa applications daily on average from India given the pent-up travel demand. This was expected with the gradual opening of international borders, easing of travel restrictions, and resumption of regular international flights from India. During peak season visa processing can take longer than anticipated, and this is common across all geographies and all governments.


Upon receipt of the Visa Application through Indian Visa Application Center or directly, the Indian Mission/ Post requires a minimum of three working days to process the case and issue a visa depending upon the nationality and excluding special cases. Each country has different visa application windows and different times for visa applications. The student visa application timeline for the following countries is:

  • United Kingdom - 2 months

  • Canada - 3 months

  • USA - 2-3 weeks

  • France - 1 month

  • Germany - 3 month

  • Italy - 2-3 weeks

A student visa is an endorsement added to a government passport, which allows foreign students to study at a country’s qualified educational institutions. The following are the documents required for a student visa:

  • Passport

  • Proof of admission

  • International student health insurance

  • Previous university records

  • Confirmed admission to the course

  • Fee receipt

  • Proof of means of living

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We hope you liked this article. Jam Campus Abroad is here to help you make the right decisions. To apply for studies abroad, please get in touch with us now at +91 77100 70627. Or you may send us your inquiry on Contact




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