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US to award more visas to Chinese, Brazilians

By Zhang Yang (People's Daily Online)

17:02, November 18, 2011

Edited and translated by Yaochun, People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.18 --According to the latest data in the 2011 financial year, the number of U.S. visa applications reached 9.6 million, and 7.5 million of them were approved.

The approval rate increased by 17 percent compared with last year. The number of U.S. visa applications from emerging markets, such as China, Brazil and India, has increased substantially.

A total of 1.8 million Brazilian and Chinese citizens were awarded U.S. visas. In the last five years, U.S. visa issuance rates to Brazil, China, India and Mexico have increased by 234 percent, 124 percent, 51 percent and 24 percent, respectively.

The U.S. State Department has repeatedly said it will continue to raise the U.S. visa issuance to Chinese and Brazilian citizens.

The person in charge of consular affairs at U.S. Embassy in China said China and Brazil will each receive 50 additional consular officers by the year’s end. In the busy periods for visa applications, more temporary staff will be sent to do related work.


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