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Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: 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 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region of Citizenship2015201622017
   Total76,638,23677,112,07377,643,267
Africa792,026816,541809,114
Asia14,025,17314,751,35315,154,164
Europe17,340,54217,742,39117,889,171
North America36,312,75935,693,73335,375,881
Oceania1,859,5071,906,8881,970,630
South America6,256,7606,039,7116,349,041
Unknown51,469161,45695,266

 

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Citizenship2015201622017
   Total76,638,23677,112,07377,643,267
Afghanistan4,3344,5193,581
Albania9,99212,88317,056
Algeria13,62314,42715,242
Andorra1,3441,6381,720
Angola13,78710,2819,603
Antigua and Barbuda15,02217,54015,893
Argentina806,698986,5741,129,997
Armenia8,65410,70113,774
Australia31,499,3541,529,0521,576,901
Austria235,601240,182237,611
Azerbaijan8,4198,5779,104
Bahamas249,276276,734304,752
Bahrain9,3139,6638,767
Bangladesh43,93844,21140,120
Barbados62,21468,63069,318
Belarus17,48621,67322,589
Belgium327,654319,549325,897
Belize28,16031,56431,340
Benin3,4733,4203,330
Bhutan1,2151,0691,156
Bolivia65,08974,81376,933
Bosnia and Herzegovina9,69910,35511,020
Botswana2,9142,9043,105
Brazil2,505,5251,991,4412,147,412
Brunei1,8801,6751,479
Bulgaria43,24744,93543,815
Burkina Faso6,4327,4736,002
Burma7,5839,54111,502
Burundi1,7721,6782,106
Cabo Verde4,4515,6365,317
Cambodia3,7565,7105,947
Cameroon13,07015,00915,676
Canada413,408,29213,019,78213,028,998
Central African Republic342355385
Chad1,1761,1421,195
Chile354,366403,463423,098
China, People's Republic52,935,1753,280,1793,383,133
Colombia990,683953,931994,978
Comoros197187206
Congo, Democratic Republic7,3218,4028,343
Congo, Republic1,9691,8131,785
Costa Rica241,739306,551319,831
Cote d'Ivoire8,2769,3679,223
Croatia32,18934,02235,078
Cuba52,21552,78472,363
Cyprus10,28211,49112,465
Czechia116,177122,423136,282
Denmark6364,769365,671377,327
Djibouti5468751,486
Dominica7,0877,3136,696
Dominican Republic338,009397,784458,203
Ecuador384,373433,038445,969
Egypt104,049111,22696,715
El Salvador173,145214,681209,730
Equatorial Guinea1,6871,6201,617
Eritrea3,0943,6813,755
Estonia24,10327,32328,544
Ethiopia18,96723,88125,110
Fiji13,44213,04312,343
Finland171,655178,710175,076
France72,075,6682,068,9402,099,450
Gabon3,0793,1112,862
Gambia2,3102,2302,108
Georgia11,1109,6175,617
Germany2,381,7652,367,8132,409,465
Ghana27,96528,99528,824
Greece88,01296,967101,625
Grenada12,48412,82413,012
Guatemala256,875290,019302,128
Guinea3,2233,7913,939
Guinea-Bissau295252328
Guyana56,71971,20373,818
Haiti136,804161,877154,981
Holy See144128162
Honduras183,851220,021231,029
Hungary92,58799,880108,588
Iceland56,14960,87970,124
India1,898,3271,988,4202,055,480
Indonesia137,940134,536144,790
Iran35,26631,80521,892
Iraq21,38121,11619,123
Ireland524,500543,054575,551
Israel458,225465,738481,255
Italy1,319,4291,357,5161,384,255
Jamaica304,611351,792352,461
Japan4,021,8573,987,6873,975,012
Jordan53,55954,55152,240
Kazakhstan29,51927,05731,769
Kenya29,00831,40035,876
Kiribati9539441,007
Korea, North9912069
Korea, South1,946,8872,197,9052,510,988
Kosovo5,6635,5955,403
Kuwait73,94377,16761,578
Kyrgyzstan3,6093,4821,943
Laos2,2942,1382,760
Latvia23,96324,76827,205
Lebanon51,89451,83048,860
Lesotho593716680
Liberia5,3604,5594,580
Libya2,8792,1381,481
Liechtenstein2,3502,2542,183
Lithuania32,93233,52828,461
Luxembourg15,74815,51914,395
Macedonia10,32110,81811,979
Madagascar1,7501,9931,975
Malawi3,2193,1983,356
Malaysia105,570102,778101,047
Maldives564453659
Mali4,2194,6644,653
Malta6,4346,9367,319
Marshall Islands200180201
Mauritania2,0831,9221,403
Mauritius6,8256,9677,026
Mexico20,378,00119,767,02219,326,562
Micronesia, Federated States159175181
Moldova12,60012,95411,561
Monaco1,3111,3731,249
Mongolia14,80815,44715,380
Morocco837,05838,33336,968
Mozambique2,8072,7282,546
Namibia2,5652,5242,739
Nauru115187128
Nepal30,01936,52639,062
Netherlands9801,610820,312853,332
New Zealand10336,645353,615371,173
Nicaragua69,93579,70477,049
Niger1,7591,9532,054
Nigeria214,519216,111215,801
Norway336,555303,526319,594
Oman11,41911,43010,331
Pakistan119,644137,567124,800
Palau16013791
Panama162,027173,906162,076
Papua New Guinea1,9391,5071,122
Paraguay32,94233,66332,283
Peru320,007344,978342,442
Philippines420,917451,332485,524
Poland217,453230,781242,920
Portugal190,056193,066204,627
Qatar20,19419,96116,352
Romania96,349103,562108,786
Russia323,435317,538344,368
Rwanda5,0656,1745,883
Saint Kitts and Nevis12,95013,01113,101
Saint Lucia17,85919,56518,635
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12,56212,63912,368
Samoa2,4132,5762,459
San Marino912768751
Sao Tome and Principe1068999
Saudi Arabia306,182264,698190,983
Senegal10,79611,32011,287
Serbia and Montenegro (former)40,52841,32035,279
Seychelles508529465
Sierra Leone3,2883,3033,878
Singapore163,668160,186161,433
Slovakia55,11358,57761,425
Slovenia27,97728,32629,360
Solomon Islands307506335
Somalia359441321
South Africa153,290150,967155,696
South Sudan541487495
Spain1,052,2511,116,1861,143,548
Sri Lanka27,95429,59131,478
Sudan4,7926,4094,425
Suriname14,97113,25913,624
Swaziland1,1451,080562
Sweden623,935622,710607,993
Switzerland484,475478,886459,938
Syria16,01013,5759,954
Taiwan487,570515,978524,357
Tajikistan1,9992,3072,394
Tanzania9,6778,6838,074
Thailand116,992122,840124,577
Timor-Leste232244238
Togo2,6713,0443,120
Tonga3,4174,4974,276
Trinidad and Tobago189,641197,990195,355
Tunisia13,52315,16914,633
Turkey226,665243,688220,195
Turkmenistan1,6911,6141,791
Tuvalu167203168
Uganda11,22211,53612,914
Ukraine118,352127,667130,093
United Arab Emirates40,50741,20436,630
United Kingdom114,968,0495,210,8805,076,167
Uruguay81,60387,42085,291
Uzbekistan11,98812,41414,049
Vanuatu236266245
Venezuela643,784645,928583,196
Vietnam114,572121,336134,687
Yemen5,5495,6793,839
Zambia5,6275,4306,071
Zimbabwe10,75410,91811,791
Unknown51,469161,45695,266

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 Beginning in 2017, the preceding year’s figures (i.e. 2016) will be updated to correct any undercounting due to lag in reporting within the data system between the publication of last year’s data and the current year.
3 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
4 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.
5 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
6 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
7 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.
8 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.
9 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.
10 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
11 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: 11/06/2018
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