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Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region And Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015

The 2015 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Region Of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Region of Citizenship 20131 2014 2015
   Total 61,052,260 74,930,606 76,638,236
Africa 645,919 757,181 792,026
Asia 12,230,911 13,307,053 14,025,173
Europe 16,167,460 17,376,449 17,340,542
North America 24,561,055 35,589,531 36,312,759
Oceania 1,770,569 1,822,066 1,859,507
South America 5,511,558 6,052,610 6,256,760
Unknown 164,788 25,716 51,469

 

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2013 To 2015
Country of Citizenship 20131 2014 2015
   Total 61,052,260 74,930,606 76,638,236
Afghanistan 2,837 4,150 4,334
Albania 7,889 8,746 9,992
Algeria 9,558 12,465 13,623
Andorra 1,271 1,611 1,344
Angola 12,617 14,715 13,787
Antigua and Barbuda 15,151 14,834 15,022
Argentina 744,864 768,469 806,698
Armenia 7,431 8,232 8,654
Australia2 1,453,814 1,480,176 1,499,354
Austria 237,429 247,122 235,601
Azerbaijan 7,162 7,347 8,419
Bahamas 244,650 240,451 249,276
Bahrain 7,341 8,849 9,313
Bangladesh 30,314 43,560 43,938
Barbados 58,558 61,052 62,214
Belarus 14,211 16,166 17,486
Belgium 315,611 334,279 327,654
Belize 25,327 26,577 28,160
Benin 2,821 3,266 3,473
Bhutan 633 1,034 1,215
Bolivia 50,838 55,100 65,089
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7,465 9,380 9,699
Botswana 2,381 2,623 2,914
Brazil 2,143,154 2,390,245 2,505,525
Brunei 2,022 2,106 1,880
Bulgaria 40,029 43,059 43,247
Burkina Faso 3,928 5,267 6,432
Burma 4,967 6,554 7,583
Burundi 1,740 1,732 1,772
Cambodia 4,898 4,752 3,756
Cameroon 9,639 11,673 13,070
Canada3 4,445,881 13,254,972 13,408,292
Cape Verde 3,140 4,544 4,451
Central African Republic 189 374 342
Chad 550 1,190 1,176
Chile 245,792 279,754 354,366
China4 2,098,801 2,555,896 2,935,175
Colombia 830,891 985,073 990,683
Comoros 158 247 197
Congo (Brazzaville)5 2,859 2,324 1,969
Congo (Kinshasa)6 3,861 6,973 7,321
Costa Rica 207,840 228,996 241,739
Cote d'Ivoire 5,219 7,742 8,276
Croatia 26,905 29,808 32,189
Cuba 34,615 43,737 52,215
Cyprus 8,699 10,582 10,282
Czech Republic 100,056 115,080 116,177
Denmark7 324,608 351,910 364,769
Djibouti 338 608 546
Dominica 6,783 7,060 7,087
Dominican Republic 280,563 304,683 338,009
East Timor 34 226 232
Ecuador 268,332 337,494 384,373
Egypt 89,578 99,716 104,049
El Salvador 119,572 138,329 173,145
Equatorial Guinea 1,197 2,057 1,687
Eritrea 1,528 2,583 3,094
Estonia 20,942 24,733 24,103
Ethiopia 16,884 18,276 18,967
Fiji 13,996 14,977 13,442
Finland 161,020 173,365 171,655
France8 1,959,424 2,115,351 2,075,668
Gabon 2,792 2,971 3,079
Gambia 2,551 2,695 2,310
Georgia 6,628 9,102 11,110
Germany 2,359,681 2,448,591 2,381,765
Ghana 27,822 29,460 27,965
Greece 81,400 89,425 88,012
Grenada 10,674 10,872 12,484
Guatemala 224,006 252,586 256,875
Guinea 2,777 3,250 3,223
Guinea-Bissau 126 285 295
Guyana 39,412 43,549 56,719
Haiti 108,382 124,841 136,804
Holy See 130 136 144
Honduras 157,751 176,636 183,851
Hungary 81,213 91,102 92,587
Iceland 55,202 56,250 56,149
India 1,491,712 1,720,729 1,898,327
Indonesia 123,583 133,013 137,940
Iran 26,144 33,303 35,266
Iraq 17,077 23,858 21,381
Ireland 487,428 518,282 524,500
Israel 381,206 400,169 458,225
Italy 1,205,816 1,366,572 1,319,429
Jamaica 233,430 265,740 304,611
Japan 4,298,081 4,199,152 4,021,857
Jordan 38,867 44,886 53,559
Kazakhstan 22,422 26,066 29,519
Kenya 22,105 27,425 29,008
Kiribati 654 762 953
Korea, North9 59 84 99
Korea, South10 1,656,795 1,780,662 1,946,887
Kosovo NA 5,204 5,663
Kuwait 48,784 64,754 73,943
Kyrgyzstan 4,584 4,128 3,609
Laos 2,556 2,578 2,294
Latvia 22,330 23,871 23,963
Lebanon 42,775 50,632 51,894
Lesotho 524 639 593
Liberia 4,152 5,152 5,360
Libya 4,016 4,120 2,879
Liechtenstein 2,234 2,330 2,350
Lithuania 27,854 31,612 32,932
Luxembourg 15,785 16,260 15,748
Macedonia 9,436 9,855 10,321
Madagascar 1,265 1,699 1,750
Malawi 2,359 2,547 3,219
Malaysia 102,605 108,926 105,570
Maldives 420 559 564
Mali 3,806 4,331 4,219
Malta 6,379 6,751 6,434
Marshall Islands 176 261 200
Mauritania 1,303 1,953 2,083
Mauritius 5,892 7,095 6,825
Mexico 17,980,784 20,002,936 20,378,001
Micronesia, Federated States 209 130 159
Moldova 12,604 12,939 12,600
Monaco 1,194 1,210 1,311
Mongolia 11,819 14,013 14,808
Morocco11 30,618 34,910 37,058
Mozambique 2,278 2,729 2,807
Namibia 2,165 2,447 2,565
Nauru 85 110 115
Nepal 19,419 23,387 30,019
Netherlands12 781,198 814,560 801,610
New Zealand13 295,210 318,692 336,645
Nicaragua 59,296 65,866 69,935
Niger 1,583 1,566 1,759
Nigeria 157,509 197,750 214,519
Norway 320,842 345,156 336,555
Oman 7,794 10,717 11,419
Pakistan 78,246 102,953 119,644
Palau 136 90 160
Panama 143,365 153,115 162,027
Papua New Guinea 1,301 1,438 1,939
Paraguay 27,498 31,410 32,942
Peru 261,827 292,752 320,007
Philippines 358,961 404,566 420,917
Poland 168,854 207,179 217,453
Portugal 174,757 194,054 190,056
Qatar 15,894 18,740 20,194
Romania 82,238 94,041 96,349
Russia 364,116 413,011 323,435
Rwanda 4,074 5,039 5,065
Saint Kitts and Nevis 11,559 12,449 12,950
Saint Lucia 15,959 16,922 17,859
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,204 12,371 12,562
Samoa 2,021 2,137 2,413
San Marino 745 787 912
Sao Tome and Principe 77 120 106
Saudi Arabia 232,782 291,715 306,182
Senegal 10,518 11,390 10,796
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 3,376 7,336 40,528
Seychelles 429 480 508
Sierra Leone 3,188 3,547 3,288
Singapore 162,922 168,686 163,668
Slovakia 49,173 54,303 55,113
Slovenia 22,977 26,152 27,977
Solomon Islands 411 342 307
Somalia 215 343 359
South Africa 135,400 148,243 153,290
South Sudan NA 528 541
Spain 934,322 1,044,430 1,052,251
Sri Lanka 23,015 26,816 27,954
Sudan 3,196 4,474 4,792
Suriname 12,618 13,316 14,971
Swaziland 863 1,129 1,145
Sweden 551,820 614,592 623,935
Switzerland 472,914 494,892 484,475
Syria 15,004 17,187 16,010
Taiwan 444,046 484,849 487,570
Tajikistan 1,709 1,836 1,999
Tanzania 7,635 8,665 9,677
Thailand 109,761 120,540 116,992
Togo 2,186 2,560 2,671
Tonga 2,202 2,561 3,417
Trinidad and Tobago 164,705 174,506 189,641
Tunisia 11,287 13,467 13,523
Turkey 192,113 214,958 226,665
Turkmenistan 1,345 1,777 1,691
Tuvalu 151 182 167
Uganda 9,398 10,308 11,222
Ukraine 87,913 100,877 118,352
United Arab Emirates 28,897 38,542 40,507
United Kingdom14 4,566,669 4,814,079 4,968,049
Uruguay 70,535 80,666 81,603
Uzbekistan 9,930 10,000 11,988
Vanuatu 203 208 236
Venezuela 815,797 774,782 643,784
Vietnam 73,913 93,986 114,572
Yemen 3,904 5,896 5,549
Zambia 4,887 5,441 5,627
Zimbabwe 8,738 10,048 10,754
Unknown 164,788 25,716 51,469

NA Not available.

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Beginning in 2010 the number of I-94 nonimmigrant admissions greatly exceeds totals reported in previous years due to a more complete count of land admissions.

2 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Island.

3 The number of I-94 nonimmigrant admissions beginning in 2013 greatly exceeds totals reported in previous years due to a more complete count of Canadian air and sea admissions.

4 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

5 Congo (Brazzaville) refers to the Republic of the Congo.

6 Congo (Kinshasa) refers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

7 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

8 France includes France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna.

9 North Korea refers to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

10 South Korea refers to the Republic of Korea.

11 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.

12 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

13 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.

14 United Kingdom includes the United Kingdom, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Notes:

Admissions represent counts of events, i.e., arrivals, not unique individuals; multiple entries of an individual on the same day are counted as one admission.

The majority of short-term admissions from Canada and Mexico are excluded.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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