China streamlines visa application process for Indians, issues 1,800 student visas so far

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Image Source: PHOTO FILE China had imposed a visa ban for over 2 years due to the Covid pandemic.

China has streamlined the visa application process for Indians to visit the country for business, education and other priorities. The country has also resumed processing visa applications for students pursuing long-term studies, the Chinese ambassador to India said.

“So far, more than 1,800 visas have been issued to Indian students, and we hope there will be more and more exchange visits between the two countries,” said the Chinese ambassador in India, Sun Weidong.

Earlier, India issued a detailed advisory regarding studying at Chinese medical colleges as thousands of enrolled students continue to be stuck at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 23,000 Indian students enrolled in various Chinese universities have been affected by the Chinese visa ban.

The Indian Embassy in Beijing has received several inquiries from prospective Indian students and their parents regarding applying for admission to undergraduate clinical medicine programs in China.

In July, China said the country had made progress in facilitating the return of Indian students and was working with relevant departments to ensure that the first batch of Indian students could return to study in China at the earliest.

The Embassy of India also shared the link to a study conducted by the National Board of Examination to point out that only 6,387 students out of 40,417, who sat the FMG exam from 2015 to 2021, passed it. . “The study shows that only 6,387 students out of 40,417, who took the FMG exam from 2015 to 2021, passed it.

Also read: China lifts two-year Covid visa ban for Indians; to allow the return of stranded professionals, families

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