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Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Selected Category Of Admission And Region And Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 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 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Selected Category Of Admission And Region Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2015
Region of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total76,638,23622,419,94146,605,9552,567,0083,722,543438,477827,45256,860
Africa792,026X653,78456,66528,12941,33311,241874
Asia14,025,1735,772,6285,689,8551,337,011910,611114,821189,14911,098
Europe17,340,54214,804,1081,225,578415,526633,256151,015106,8944,165
North America36,312,759X33,207,191577,8071,943,98772,963481,51929,292
Oceania1,859,5071,679,27757,76024,13975,74515,1836,862541
South America6,256,760163,9285,733,352152,524129,79442,51731,0533,592
Unknown51,469X38,4353,3361,0216457347,298

 

Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Selected Category Of Admission And Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2015
Country of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All other classesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total76,638,23622,419,94146,605,9552,567,0083,722,543438,477827,45256,860
Afghanistan4,334X2,4946813891119218
Albania9,992X7,5301,108588494153119
Algeria13,623X11,6076234658167339
Andorra1,3441,11751499334--
Angola13,787X10,0642,1796937944116
Antigua and Barbuda15,022X14,1223869130810312
Argentina806,698X765,5769,82122,2185,8902,522671
Armenia8,654X6,61255459768917923
Australia61,499,3541,371,96027,65517,85167,99510,4783,192223
Austria235,601214,1854,8556,2217,7742,00851246
Azerbaijan8,419X6,374978361643594
Bahamas249,276X237,5667,0607401,4871,948475
Bahrain9,313X7,6531,1918637553
Bangladesh43,938X33,5136,3841,3602,03961428
Barbados62,214X59,81173549174437954
Belarus17,486X14,1861,1581,2653135568
Belgium327,654301,2064,6846,03811,9753,15957022
Belize28,160X25,68959134562588921
Benin3,473X2,31848058595184
Bhutan1,215X6872551823223-
Bolivia65,089X59,7712,3211,2341,23846758
Bosnia and Herzegovina9,699X7,24097224044779010
Botswana2,914X2,13133058338DD
Brazil2,505,525X2,383,82259,07844,0139,4978,0581,057
Brunei1,8801,13011618022413154
Bulgaria43,247X28,3447,9292,5161,0743,35232
Burkina Faso6,432X4,84286195565645
Burma7,583X4,7471,4561593818373
Burundi1,772X1,1261863840022-
Cambodia3,756X2,3696477744320614
Cameroon13,070X9,8331,2285681,22319127
Canada13,408,292X11,671,122253,0521,122,52316,695334,36910,531
Cape Verde4,451X3,9781323013414928
Central African Republic342X172344115611
Chad1,176X69868D3969D
Chile354,366163,928165,1159,9808,6353,9882,65862
China7,82,935,1752,8242,306,830521,33076,1739,25512,3056,458
Colombia990,683X928,42427,12719,3859,9825,247518
Comoros197X96DD90--
Congo (Brazzaville)91,969X1,41023032283311
Congo (Kinshasa)107,321X5,53878688834714
Costa Rica241,739X231,6293,3173,7501,6051,39840
Cote d'Ivoire8,276X6,0921,1201508068226
Croatia32,189X23,3912,0651,4936434,58314
Cuba52,215X50,205114492764318322
Cyprus10,282X8,736906378204553
Czech Republic116,17793,07611,4986,1933,6611,3693719
Denmark11364,769335,5156,0707,35711,0184,17459540
Djibouti546X32821D190D3
Dominica7,087X6,239282771643214
Dominican Republic338,009X318,3326,0807,6021,8633,644488
East Timor232X67326127--
Ecuador384,373X368,8748,3952,9452,0241,816319
Egypt104,049X87,9467,5554,0543,93451149
El Salvador173,145X163,9452,6882,3451,8421,865460
Equatorial Guinea1,687X1,02732627303DD
Eritrea3,094X2,790181D5363D
Estonia24,10319,0402,3979657367322294
Ethiopia18,967X15,3641,5246071,14830915
Fiji13,442X11,8121647039997126
Finland171,655156,1602,6213,7096,5382,35823435
France122,075,6681,890,60924,11649,53892,19813,6375,021549
Gabon3,079X2,00550033529DD
Gambia2,310X1,695153303804111
Georgia11,110X8,0031,29835789155011
Germany2,381,7652,165,84442,30158,36688,71719,9716,161405
Ghana27,965X22,6622,5148791,55832527
Greece88,01256,84816,9195,7914,3811,4692,56836
Grenada12,484X10,9672521733357498
Guatemala256,875X242,9613,2416,9681,9901,284431
Guinea3,223X2,603139873186511
Guinea-Bissau295X141176128-3
Guyana56,719X54,1823551034931,53749
Haiti136,804X131,3151,3066551,0912,272165
Holy See144XDD-119-D
Honduras183,851X170,1634,0663,0591,3254,895343
Hungary92,58773,1328,9184,3864,0581,13693225
Iceland56,14950,3052,5101,3091,275411DD
India1,898,327X1,175,153179,581493,4268,59440,4371,136
Indonesia137,940X97,21813,2242,4173,51021,51259
Iran35,266X25,9507,93749935145079
Iraq21,381X18,2571,93012291911439
Ireland524,500472,9069,43617,13222,1571,98482659
Israel458,225X415,19813,70420,4877,889745202
Italy1,319,4291,204,57424,54127,69447,2219,2296,030140
Jamaica304,611X267,67010,24216,3871,4278,717168
Japan4,021,8573,733,99716,67066,385184,58114,7624,619843
Jordan53,559X41,0305,4941,0845,46242366
Kazakhstan29,519X20,5516,8811,0879107911
Kenya29,008X20,6522,8401,2653,57164238
Kiribati953X244401516048311
Korea, North1399X4517725DD
Korea, South141,946,8871,561,508180,914140,43751,0217,8594,549599
Kosovo5,663X4,335770873581094
Kuwait73,943X50,69521,8051291,2551841
Kyrgyzstan3,609X2,390692125325734
Laos2,294X1,386194373083636
Latvia23,96317,7992,6888548116081,19310
Lebanon51,894X44,8813,4171,9331,36323268
Lesotho593X305771617718-
Liberia5,360X4,532263244051315
Libya2,879X1,2801,2868521783
Liechtenstein2,3502,088107604253--
Lithuania32,93225,6223,0812,14490267949113
Luxembourg15,74814,408328327295365DD
Macedonia10,321X6,8871,79130743089511
Madagascar1,750X1,03418730401953
Malawi3,219X2,09933393623DD
Malaysia105,57021186,96510,1975,4071,96877943
Maldives564X2511191214240-
Mali4,219X3,1094351225172610
Malta6,4345,34162279176171DD
Marshall Islands200X51DD903715
Mauritania2,083X1,4091784044484
Mauritius6,825X4,9273532042971,03410
Mexico20,378,001X19,175,345273,537771,59836,156105,85715,508
Micronesia, Federated States159X44D-83D27
Moldova12,600X9,1162,41457433415111
Monaco1,3111,0765262D73-D
Mongolia14,808X10,7133,0283645941027
Morocco1537,058X30,6802,9888491,990449102
Mozambique2,807X1,97520981475DD
Namibia2,565X1,84816569438423
Nauru1151130DD645D
Nepal30,019X19,6506,7561,91385381730
Netherlands16801,610737,86111,96511,54226,02710,6683,285262
New Zealand17336,645307,12411,1335,7067,4983,1801,778226
Nicaragua69,935X62,3281,0351,2917394,46379
Niger1,759X96320045543DD
Nigeria214,519X194,95511,7663,8133,031854100
Norway336,555305,7527,12010,0677,5025,25983421
Oman11,419X5,1864,9881451,084DD
Pakistan119,644X100,08310,0005,6632,945772181
Palau160X78-D77DD
Panama162,027X150,9015,5351,4401,5742,50473
Papua New Guinea1,9391821,326155D18777D
Paraguay32,942X29,5881,7074471,00317522
Peru320,007X291,95311,1745,5674,2956,741277
Philippines420,917X300,89310,59617,4195,26686,256487
Poland217,453X188,5899,9928,1442,9257,614189
Portugal190,056172,8953,9833,8956,1641,4571,61547
Qatar20,194X14,9163,755241,48793
Romania96,349X73,2428,0344,5891,5278,87483
Russia323,435X278,95915,86615,2624,8678,283198
Rwanda5,065X2,7881,306907481285
Saint Kitts and Nevis12,950X12,0044751372536714
Saint Lucia17,859X15,2653861124611,6296
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12,562X10,275149731871,8717
Samoa2,413X2,02457D127156D
San Marino912834D14457D-
Sao Tome and Principe106X416D55-D
Saudi Arabia306,182X150,123143,5191,72010,6965074
Senegal10,796X8,4077532321,3285818
Serbia and Montenegro (former)40,528X27,9056,3691,5719013,74537
Seychelles508X34026D12116D
Sierra Leone3,288X2,56814235459786
Singapore163,668137,2291,68411,2827,2805,41075132
Slovakia55,11342,3375,0105,0181,7737372317
Slovenia27,97724,1191,3459371,0673551504
Solomon Islands307X175DD6746-
Somalia359X23142D4138D
South Africa153,290X130,3735,31610,7892,6973,980135
South Sudan541X272105D13720D
Spain1,052,251934,20519,76436,25550,4198,5202,800288
Sri Lanka27,954X20,8943,1761,5137851,53155
Sudan4,792X3,78750242431228
Suriname14,971X14,029229663682745
Swaziland1,145X677183371821353
Sweden623,935578,6727,01514,52618,1284,59193172
Switzerland484,475445,36613,55110,75510,8123,25868845
Syria16,010X14,47798720710419342
Taiwan487,570335,72988,72344,12017,459441,362133
Tajikistan1,999X1,2074633228215-
Tanzania9,677X6,6321,1322681,4721667
Thailand116,992X88,76019,9542,9372,2713,00664
Togo2,671X2,02623251309494
Tonga3,417X3,00612090151455
Trinidad and Tobago189,641X179,3373,2783,6381,3281,97783
Tunisia13,523X10,2181,59934898933930
Turkey226,665X177,91131,6459,1455,3652,52574
Turkmenistan1,691X1,00443481167DD
Tuvalu167X514-6151-
Uganda11,222X7,6821,0336871,720964
Ukraine118,352X87,62310,3636,0521,10712,938269
United Arab Emirates40,507X30,9906,9121422,4291024
United Kingdom184,968,0494,461,216230,65855,411164,59736,95418,1781,035
Uruguay81,603X76,6041,2461,4681,838335112
Uzbekistan11,988X9,5781,3823305871056
Vanuatu236X131D145918D
Venezuela643,784X595,41421,09123,7131,9011,223442
Vietnam114,572X83,62124,6572,1811,8842,126103
Yemen5,549X3,6871,451503232612
Zambia5,627X3,917528163920963
Zimbabwe10,754X7,5911,2846246655846
Unknown51,469X38,4353,3361,0216457347,298

X Not applicable.

D Data withheld to limit disclosure.

- Represents zero.

1 Includes GB, GMB, GT, GMT, WB, and WT admissions.

2 Includes B1, B2 and a limited number of Border Crossing Card (BCC) admissions.

3 Includes principals, spouses, and children (F1, F2, J1, J2, M1, and M2 admissions).

4 Includes principals, spouses, and children (CW1, CW2, E1 to E3, H1B, H1B1, H1C, H2A, H2B, H2R, H3, H4, I1, L1, L2, O1 to O3, P1 to P4, Q1, R1, R2, TD and TN admissions).

5 Includes principals, spouses, and children (A1 to A3, G1 to G5, and N1 to N7 admissions).

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

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

8 Admissions in the Visa Waiver category include only residents of Hong Kong admitted under the Guam and Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Visa Waiver Program.

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

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

11 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

12 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.

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

14 South Korea refers to the Republic of Korea.

15 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.

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

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

18 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 Updated: 06/27/2017
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