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Table 21. Persons Naturalized by Region and Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017

The 2017 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 21. Persons Naturalized by Region of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region of Birth201520162017
   Total730,259753,060707,265
Africa71,49272,33861,851
Asia261,374271,733255,306
Europe78,07474,34465,141
North America247,492259,845258,371
Oceania3,8113,9533,327
South America67,92770,82163,063
Unknown8926206

 

Table 21. Persons Naturalized by Country of Birth: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Birth201520162017
   Total730,259753,060707,265
Afghanistan1,5891,4441,414
Albania3,2372,8132,169
Algeria9431,035949
American Samoa296285216
Angola132131125
Anguilla311620
Antigua and Barbuda381383311
Argentina3,8864,0153,486
Armenia2,8742,5161,994
Aruba372832
Australia1,3791,3891,235
Austria207221177
Azerbaijan568574483
Bahamas570590481
Bahrain798077
Bangladesh9,7509,9498,629
Barbados646651645
Belarus1,7101,5181,313
Belgium505514493
Belize851870810
Benin310317309
Bermuda666165
Bhutan4,5625,5635,557
Bolivia1,6891,8621,806
Bosnia and Herzegovina3,3042,2571,780
Botswana282927
Brazil10,51610,2689,701
Brunei131011
Bulgaria2,3362,0861,887
Burkina Faso307322303
Burma6,0456,9566,825
Burundi437406266
Cabo Verde1,0541,2071,355
Cambodia2,8782,7562,184
Cameroon3,1703,0882,416
Canada9,4929,3467,829
Cayman Islands302023
Central African Republic528061
Chad8410578
Chile1,4861,6661,620
China, People's Republic31,24135,79437,674
Colombia17,20718,60116,184
Congo, Democratic Republic1,4901,7071,437
Congo, Republic473395322
Costa Rica1,6331,8621,720
Cote d'Ivoire1,0781,127907
Croatia563438351
Cuba25,77032,10125,961
Curacao171316
Cyprus10710584
Czechia733692595
Czechoslovakia (former)371344251
Denmark2431,193769
Djibouti265248
Dominica653610539
Dominican Republic26,66531,32029,734
Ecuador7,6648,5687,748
Egypt5,6935,6965,154
El Salvador16,93017,21316,941
Equatorial Guinea14188
Eritrea1,4941,7971,424
Estonia208183157
Ethiopia8,3128,7257,370
Fiji850996841
Finland301303279
France2,7842,8412,812
French Polynesia141814
Gabon898367
Gambia685724586
Georgia1,027988889
Germany4,3804,3293,879
Ghana6,0336,4115,777
Greece8671,013945
Grenada664658629
Guatemala9,3449,7649,131
Guinea9991,077957
Guinea-Bissau292025
Guyana5,1625,2844,527
Haiti14,05315,27612,794
Honduras5,0395,8195,310
Hong Kong1,7161,6621,623
Hungary941934729
Iceland888883
India42,21346,18850,802
Indonesia1,7431,6411,566
Iran10,3449,5078,324
Iraq14,89912,1307,875
Ireland1,3751,3831,405
Israel3,1823,0712,466
Italy2,7602,6922,501
Jamaica16,56616,77215,087
Japan1,8581,7581,713
Jordan2,4612,5522,239
Kazakhstan819760729
Kenya4,7384,8344,348
Korea, North231615
Korea, South 114,23014,34714,643
Kosovo547530410
Kuwait819790677
Kyrgyzstan418408412
Laos2,0421,9991,726
Latvia392356306
Lebanon2,4632,2842,081
Lesotho1198
Liberia3,0423,0222,421
Libya193210207
Lithuania752626584
Luxembourg201814
Macau10910170
Macedonia611704582
Madagascar657561
Malawi919584
Malaysia1,1131,1891,170
Mali405456391
Malta504347
Marshall Islands222716
Mauritania355323288
Mauritius606365
Mexico105,958103,550118,559
Micronesia, Federated States856753
Moldova1,6811,6891,442
Mongolia324437416
Montenegro209222187
Montserrat434545
Morocco3,8053,6842,943
Mozambique435138
Namibia423327
Nepal4,2255,0044,509
Netherlands778829699
Netherlands Antilles (former)354542
New Zealand514565468
Nicaragua3,9514,6634,181
Niger180140126
Nigeria10,3639,5207,652
Norway809360
Oman475830
Pakistan11,91211,72910,166
Palau444332
Panama1,4121,4581,266
Papua New Guinea211913
Paraguay338396343
Peru10,70111,31910,014
Philippines40,81541,28536,828
Poland7,8867,1985,840
Portugal1,6901,6651,807
Qatar759895
Romania3,4783,3792,986
Russia6,5526,0675,534
Rwanda300369267
Saint Kitts and Nevis360345317
Saint Lucia775791697
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines467500507
Samoa213192164
Saudi Arabia796869872
Senegal974969882
Serbia522532476
Serbia and Montenegro (former)1,2971,164820
Seychelles7175
Sierra Leone1,6921,6621,328
Singapore285308279
Sint Maarten173321
Slovakia443428384
Slovenia616352
Somalia3,6913,9983,774
South Africa2,5382,1971,901
South Sudan13110174
Soviet Union (former)2,3722,2682,123
Spain1,4141,5151,469
Sri Lanka1,2461,4971,364
Sudan1,7401,7761,348
Suriname183164143
Swaziland12816
Sweden885795708
Switzerland411375333
Syria2,0042,0431,789
Taiwan4,4204,0434,151
Tajikistan156212222
Tanzania553639547
Thailand5,2135,2114,672
Togo1,1711,099907
Tonga352337262
Trinidad and Tobago4,8694,8674,504
Tunisia314352344
Turkey3,1503,2013,108
Turkmenistan153102109
Turks and Caicos Islands333126
Uganda817823742
Ukraine8,9268,3746,644
United Arab Emirates443473475
United Kingdom10,0959,5629,049
United States759584
Uruguay9021,0441,028
Uzbekistan1,6601,6851,498
Venezuela8,1927,6336,463
Vietnam21,97624,84819,323
Virgin Islands, British594642
Yemen1,2841,4901,445
Zambia370404401
Zimbabwe852843675
All other countries 2414238
Unknown8926206

NA Not available.
X Not applicable.
D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Data for South Korea prior to Fiscal Year 2009 include a small number of cases from North Korea.
2 Includes countries with less than 10 naturalizations per year.
Note: Based on N-400 data for persons aged 18 and over.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 10/02/2018
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