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Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Selected Category Of Admission And Region And Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2016

The 2016 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 2016
Region of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total76,786,75123,132,81745,995,6162,528,9903,896,674438,725745,00148,928
Africa812,547X670,01459,45328,07440,05513,7311,220
Asia14,690,0216,083,7476,002,5651,324,575948,350112,490205,64412,650
Europe17,749,36415,107,0391,286,697416,446659,397155,075119,3785,332
North America35,552,990X32,510,136551,0732,037,77672,378366,88114,746
Oceania1,907,8561,715,90462,22624,22582,03716,1336,834497
South America6,030,594226,1275,435,761150,512140,02441,68131,8374,652
Unknown43,379X28,2172,7061,0169136969,831

 

Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) By Selected Category Of Admission And Country Of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2016
Country of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total76,786,75123,132,81745,995,6162,528,9903,896,674438,725745,00148,928
Afghanistan4,474X2,7076863572228737
Albania12,808X10,1441,20555458324577
Algeria14,365X12,2318453827619155
Andorra1,6421,35782837738DD
Angola10,238X7,3631,70442962410513
Antigua and Barbuda17,505X16,52437112029318017
Argentina986,148X943,22410,66523,2875,8712,222879
Armenia10,654X8,81954645060222017
Australia61,529,9871,393,64230,25617,88774,16011,1982,670174
Austria240,176216,1226,6136,2458,3552,03478027
Azerbaijan8,535X6,4301,120298614649
Bahamas275,778X263,9007,3018071,5012,106163
Bahrain9,594X8,0021,139109325811
Bangladesh43,643X33,0536,1901,5302,114656100
Barbados68,463X65,96577956675834154
Belarus21,586X17,9201,4751,28232257116
Belgium319,522291,2355,7846,06812,3563,43457273
Belize31,468X28,66565945874690535
Benin3,385X2,35540075510387
Bhutan1,058X530233D25027D
Bolivia74,671X69,0742,6141,1911,25247961
Bosnia and Herzegovina10,310X7,74896125548484715
Botswana2,893X2,068366127289403
Brazil1,988,148X1,866,26153,74950,9628,7897,438949
Brunei1,6751,08110814720311DD
Bulgaria44,815X30,4837,0022,6981,0493,53053
Burkina Faso7,423X5,7528291216307912
Burma9,445X6,3561,6221353529719
Burundi1,671X1,13716626326124
Cabo Verde5,584X5,0321114815522711
Cambodia5,662X3,88169810152943815
Cameroon14,858X11,4921,2593891,40429024
Canada13,006,072X11,366,670231,5821,140,59416,407248,0012,818
Central African Republic351X175321212147
Chad1,130X663100D355D7
Chile403,143226,127151,1659,5699,4454,1362,63566
China, People's Republic7,83,264,3622,7362,585,232560,06187,2888,99013,4486,607
Colombia951,844X885,76327,52720,9839,8896,808874
Comoros187X10110D72D-
Congo, Democratic Republic8,303X6,51582099803606
Congo, Republic1,807X1,2472032632245
Costa Rica306,162X295,2013,6014,1941,6861,353127
Cote d'Ivoire9,283X6,8591,20219288712320
Croatia33,964X24,8862,1131,5586424,74025
Cuba52,735X48,9781728737363791,597
Cyprus11,465X9,823914458199638
Czechia122,475102,0618,3815,9864,3461,34333127
Denmark9365,602335,1586,7637,01611,5634,29371396
Djibouti870X64330D187D6
Dominica5,539X4,830242611082908
Dominican Republic398,929X376,8207,2117,6261,8314,610831
Ecuador432,419X416,7368,6542,9711,8561,815387
Egypt110,525X93,1338,2194,0534,240752128
El Salvador214,391X203,9622,8962,4221,9702,478663
Equatorial Guinea1,597X97036711239DD
Eritrea3,604X3,2262041180749
Estonia27,30822,6822,1009556666822149
Ethiopia23,693X19,4871,8835701,13756947
Fiji13,004X11,4121417348787120
Finland178,713161,4743,0083,8717,4212,51039633
France102,067,1681,871,50625,89250,43999,20114,4835,020627
Gabon3,079X2,08247021492113
Gambia2,194X1,68413026309405
Georgia11,130X7,9021,28239492860915
Germany2,366,4052,138,05652,77655,55691,51020,4007,633474
Ghana28,818X23,3592,7019461,43731164
Greece96,76966,99915,0456,0864,3541,5392,69551
Grenada12,784X11,16728816036478916
Guatemala289,392X274,3883,4217,5012,2231,335524
Guinea3,771X3,08518081353639
Guinea-Bissau251X15111-86DD
Guyana71,449X68,8254041275741,44574
Haiti161,476X154,6771,2938831,0272,969627
Holy See128X16DD109--
Honduras219,702X204,6524,2713,3391,3635,592485
Hungary99,84481,3207,8144,4304,2981,18775144
Iceland60,90954,5712,7691,4231,1833725874
India1,967,181X1,206,225181,721524,4148,42644,1632,232
Indonesia133,883X91,24113,3562,2114,13522,87763
Iran31,481X22,6247,492465383409108
Iraq20,969X18,5821,27211874420251
Ireland543,398491,96310,41913,95324,0101,98297893
Israel464,862X421,26113,28921,1067,990967249
Italy1,357,6041,234,09728,59428,90849,9049,7946,061246
Jamaica351,417X311,46011,81218,1381,3028,371334
Japan3,985,7853,696,40820,62164,947182,06215,3905,955402
Jordan54,191X42,3224,8479305,501480111
Kazakhstan26,929X18,9666,1327071,00810313
Kenya31,226X22,7763,1121,1653,33779838
Kiribati941X268411915045310
Korea, North121X5216337-13
Korea, South2,191,4851,862,434138,983128,68749,0737,3534,388567
Kosovo6,058X4,548875854201264
Kuwait76,821X53,39021,8611341,3421480
Kyrgyzstan4,113X2,936629783631025
Laos2,106X1,323204422932404
Latvia24,74219,1072,1799028005971,13918
Lebanon51,595X44,3813,5851,8851,38926590
Lesotho715X361901321140-
Liberia4,538X3,7132573040612210
Libya2,106X1,224583961761512
Liechtenstein2,2522,05334475065DD
Lithuania38,04330,2873,0442,4411,08763152924
Luxembourg15,50814,195295341319328DD
Macedonia10,790X7,1601,89128045998911
Madagascar1,974X1,23118628428965
Malawi3,178X2,132355D55075D
Malaysia102,26925584,1799,9165,1711,6271,06655
Maldives453X225631213221-
Mali4,643X3,4674201035983322
Malta6,9356,00050078173146DD
Marshall Islands180X577-82259
Mauritania1,909X1,36415024352118
Mauritius6,945X4,8413822163031,1949
Mexico19,644,990X18,420,891264,446843,48036,03274,1076,034
Micronesia, Federated States175X72D-76D24
Moldova12,869X9,7402,12040838120713
Monaco1,3671,09755605699--
Mongolia15,288X11,2583,057339554728
Morocco1138,137X31,5613,0878162,057495121
Mozambique2,724X1,89025462463DD
Namibia2,526X1,78116659463525
Nauru1879763D95DD
Nepal35,672X24,1728,0761,60497182029
Netherlands12820,325751,48215,20912,36327,1339,8744,026238
New Zealand13353,745322,00112,5305,8247,6603,1472,356227
Nicaragua79,609X71,8321,1301,4106684,419150
Niger1,935X1,07622731567313
Nigeria215,143X195,08512,5933,1762,7581,330201
Norway303,484274,9586,9718,7976,9005,06476232
Oman11,326X5,0075,33674894105
Pakistan136,659X115,10811,5415,5983,230942240
Palau135X344478411
Panama173,769X162,1555,4641,6131,4722,96996
Papua New Guinea1,50225273013362061705
Paraguay33,610X30,4781,63645890711120
Peru344,403X314,19013,1455,7694,4576,510332
Philippines449,501X322,77113,18717,0615,44590,438599
Poland230,471X198,95110,2989,0473,0498,937189
Portugal192,521174,0404,4723,9846,3551,6161,97777
Qatar19,840X14,9263,603351,2401818
Romania103,298X78,0248,6714,6681,79110,06480
Russia316,804X271,58016,41914,9954,5708,892348
Rwanda6,102X3,6011,528897701095
Saint Kitts and Nevis12,966X12,1444061061889824
Saint Lucia19,502X16,858324973741,82821
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12,589X10,339149651631,86211
Samoa2,554X2,15063331261766
San Marino770693813749--
Sao Tome and Principe89X40D-40D-
Saudi Arabia260,262X146,550103,5051,7398,28954125
Senegal11,283X8,6978542701,3657027
Serbia and Montenegro (former)46,641X31,9047,7252,0189963,96830
Seychelles528X35331311526-
Sierra Leone3,270X2,535186334257615
Singapore159,907132,2041,92411,0647,6585,7391,28038
Slovakia58,55646,6924,2094,6912,03067624018
Slovenia28,34024,1971,599944972443185-
Solomon Islands504X35118311517-
Somalia430X239643674512
South Africa150,734X125,9225,79111,8862,5824,414139
South Sudan486X21091D15818D
Spain1,113,561991,48320,65038,24950,7499,0662,798566
Sri Lanka29,339X22,6263,0571,3838141,41148
Sudan6,329X5,200524594883721
Suriname13,254X12,515192632402386
Swaziland1,246X78219745191625
Sweden622,440572,38511,10113,99418,8914,8691,076124
Switzerland478,603438,06114,82810,34611,0833,27796543
Syria13,475X11,92090819213523486
Taiwan514,994388,62960,85444,30718,356462,686116
Tajikistan2,280X1,4564674130115-
Tanzania8,634X6,4421,0842716421887
Thailand122,225X92,44020,8462,8292,6573,39756
Timor-Leste244X3738D1568D
Togo3,028X2,230237424179111
Tonga4,477X4,0918261198369
Trinidad and Tobago197,752X188,0583,2553,2631,1661,899111
Tunisia15,069X11,3521,7873831,10539349
Turkey242,419X194,09130,7559,3264,9503,173124
Turkmenistan1,592X9644164315811-
Tuvalu202X694-9534-
Uganda11,479X7,9101,0506771,6511856
Ukraine127,148X93,5149,9667,2041,51314,810141
United Arab Emirates41,070X31,5826,8171642,4592226
United Kingdom145,216,6924,691,708238,88557,454168,49537,81620,9531,381
Uruguay87,370X82,1011,3321,5991,792434112
Uzbekistan12,410X10,1051,3552835451139
Vanuatu263X13016178020-
Venezuela644,135X595,42921,02523,1691,9181,702892
Vietnam119,949X90,72722,2582,3211,5942,841208
Yemen5,628X3,8931,327552645039
Zambia5,418X3,747511D877151D
Zimbabwe10,843X7,4421,40664167466515
Unknown43,379X28,2172,7061,0169136969,831

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) Islands.

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 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

10 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.

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 Updated: 01/04/2018
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