Nonimmigrants are foreign nationals granted temporary admission into the United States. The major purposes for which nonimmigrant admission may be authorized include temporary visits for business or pleasure, academic or vocational study, temporary employment, or to act as a representative of a foreign government or international organization, among others. See the nonimmigrant classes of admission list for detailed categories.
The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) Annual Flow Reports on nonimmigrants contain information obtained from I-94 arrival records on the number and characteristics of nonimmigrant admissions to the United States during a given fiscal year. Select a year to download that year’s nonimmigrant flow report and accompanying data files.
Additional information on Nonimmigrant Admissions are also found on the following pages:
- Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Resident Nonimmigrant Population in the U.S.
- Nonimmigrant Classes of Admission List
Last Published Date: January 9, 2020