Nonimmigrant Visas Issued By the US Mission in Vietnam

In keeping with my recent theme of visas, here's some information about nonimmigrant visas issued over a 15-year period.  From 1995, the year the US normalized diplomatic relations with Vietnam, to 2010, the US Mission issued a total of 318,335 nonimmigrant visas, including student visas.  The Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which … Continue reading Nonimmigrant Visas Issued By the US Mission in Vietnam

SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: March 2012

This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs. On 2 April 2012, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,189,073 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The total number of records for all F-1, M-1, and … Continue reading SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: March 2012

SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: December 2011

This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs. On 31 December 2011, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,158,059 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The total number of records for all F-1, M-1, and … Continue reading SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: December 2011

Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

People visit my blog for many and varied reasons.  Some arrive here from a search engine while others visit on a regular basis looking for up-to-date information about Vietnam and, in particular, US-Vietnam educational exchange.  Here are the top ten posts of 2011.  The first one from November 2010 about student visas and US community colleges … Continue reading Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

First EducationUSA Fair in Iraq Attracts More Than 1,000 Students

 A recent article declares, "Tired of war, thousands of Iraqis want to go to U.S." What it fails to mention is who triggered all the bloodshed. Who made conditions in Iraq so intolerable that these people must flee? You know who. Over and over again, the U.S. has instigated mayhem or carnage overseas, generating thousands … Continue reading First EducationUSA Fair in Iraq Attracts More Than 1,000 Students

SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: September 2011

This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs. On 30 September 2011, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,219,448 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The total number of records for all F-1, M-1, … Continue reading SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: September 2011

SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: June 2011

 This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs. As of 30 June 2011, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,142,830 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The total number of records for all … Continue reading SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review: June 2011

SEVIS By The Numbers: March 2011 Quarterly Snapshot

This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs. As of 31 March 2011, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,124,271 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. The total number of records for all … Continue reading SEVIS By The Numbers: March 2011 Quarterly Snapshot

SEVIS By The Numbers: December 2010 Quarterly Snapshot

This quarterly report (PDF) is a statistical breakdown of the system’s performance and trends in foreign student representation in U.S. academic and exchange programs.  As of 31 December 2010, SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contained records for 1,091,805 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents.  The total number of records for all … Continue reading SEVIS By The Numbers: December 2010 Quarterly Snapshot

U.S. Visa Policy: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

“Applicants must demonstrate that they properly meet student visa requirements.”  In other words, the onus is on the applicant to make her/his case and do it quickly.  The application fee of $140 and the SEVIS fee of $200 ensure a visa interview that usually lasts in the five-minute range.  As most of you probably know, the “big three” … Continue reading U.S. Visa Policy: Guilty Until Proven Innocent