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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 Citizenship 2015 20162 2017
   Total 76,638,236 77,112,073 77,643,267
Africa 792,026 816,541 809,114
Asia 14,025,173 14,751,353 15,154,164
Europe 17,340,542 17,742,391 17,889,171
North America 36,312,759 35,693,733 35,375,881
Oceania 1,859,507 1,906,888 1,970,630
South America 6,256,760 6,039,711 6,349,041
Unknown 51,469 161,456 95,266

 

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country of Citizenship 2015 20162 2017
   Total 76,638,236 77,112,073 77,643,267
Afghanistan 4,334 4,519 3,581
Albania 9,992 12,883 17,056
Algeria 13,623 14,427 15,242
Andorra 1,344 1,638 1,720
Angola 13,787 10,281 9,603
Antigua and Barbuda 15,022 17,540 15,893
Argentina 806,698 986,574 1,129,997
Armenia 8,654 10,701 13,774
Australia3 1,499,354 1,529,052 1,576,901
Austria 235,601 240,182 237,611
Azerbaijan 8,419 8,577 9,104
Bahamas 249,276 276,734 304,752
Bahrain 9,313 9,663 8,767
Bangladesh 43,938 44,211 40,120
Barbados 62,214 68,630 69,318
Belarus 17,486 21,673 22,589
Belgium 327,654 319,549 325,897
Belize 28,160 31,564 31,340
Benin 3,473 3,420 3,330
Bhutan 1,215 1,069 1,156
Bolivia 65,089 74,813 76,933
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9,699 10,355 11,020
Botswana 2,914 2,904 3,105
Brazil 2,505,525 1,991,441 2,147,412
Brunei 1,880 1,675 1,479
Bulgaria 43,247 44,935 43,815
Burkina Faso 6,432 7,473 6,002
Burma 7,583 9,541 11,502
Burundi 1,772 1,678 2,106
Cabo Verde 4,451 5,636 5,317
Cambodia 3,756 5,710 5,947
Cameroon 13,070 15,009 15,676
Canada4 13,408,292 13,019,782 13,028,998
Central African Republic 342 355 385
Chad 1,176 1,142 1,195
Chile 354,366 403,463 423,098
China, People's Republic5 2,935,175 3,280,179 3,383,133
Colombia 990,683 953,931 994,978
Comoros 197 187 206
Congo, Democratic Republic 7,321 8,402 8,343
Congo, Republic 1,969 1,813 1,785
Costa Rica 241,739 306,551 319,831
Cote d'Ivoire 8,276 9,367 9,223
Croatia 32,189 34,022 35,078
Cuba 52,215 52,784 72,363
Cyprus 10,282 11,491 12,465
Czechia 116,177 122,423 136,282
Denmark6 364,769 365,671 377,327
Djibouti 546 875 1,486
Dominica 7,087 7,313 6,696
Dominican Republic 338,009 397,784 458,203
Ecuador 384,373 433,038 445,969
Egypt 104,049 111,226 96,715
El Salvador 173,145 214,681 209,730
Equatorial Guinea 1,687 1,620 1,617
Eritrea 3,094 3,681 3,755
Estonia 24,103 27,323 28,544
Ethiopia 18,967 23,881 25,110
Fiji 13,442 13,043 12,343
Finland 171,655 178,710 175,076
France7 2,075,668 2,068,940 2,099,450
Gabon 3,079 3,111 2,862
Gambia 2,310 2,230 2,108
Georgia 11,110 9,617 5,617
Germany 2,381,765 2,367,813 2,409,465
Ghana 27,965 28,995 28,824
Greece 88,012 96,967 101,625
Grenada 12,484 12,824 13,012
Guatemala 256,875 290,019 302,128
Guinea 3,223 3,791 3,939
Guinea-Bissau 295 252 328
Guyana 56,719 71,203 73,818
Haiti 136,804 161,877 154,981
Holy See 144 128 162
Honduras 183,851 220,021 231,029
Hungary 92,587 99,880 108,588
Iceland 56,149 60,879 70,124
India 1,898,327 1,988,420 2,055,480
Indonesia 137,940 134,536 144,790
Iran 35,266 31,805 21,892
Iraq 21,381 21,116 19,123
Ireland 524,500 543,054 575,551
Israel 458,225 465,738 481,255
Italy 1,319,429 1,357,516 1,384,255
Jamaica 304,611 351,792 352,461
Japan 4,021,857 3,987,687 3,975,012
Jordan 53,559 54,551 52,240
Kazakhstan 29,519 27,057 31,769
Kenya 29,008 31,400 35,876
Kiribati 953 944 1,007
Korea, North 99 120 69
Korea, South 1,946,887 2,197,905 2,510,988
Kosovo 5,663 5,595 5,403
Kuwait 73,943 77,167 61,578
Kyrgyzstan 3,609 3,482 1,943
Laos 2,294 2,138 2,760
Latvia 23,963 24,768 27,205
Lebanon 51,894 51,830 48,860
Lesotho 593 716 680
Liberia 5,360 4,559 4,580
Libya 2,879 2,138 1,481
Liechtenstein 2,350 2,254 2,183
Lithuania 32,932 33,528 28,461
Luxembourg 15,748 15,519 14,395
Macedonia 10,321 10,818 11,979
Madagascar 1,750 1,993 1,975
Malawi 3,219 3,198 3,356
Malaysia 105,570 102,778 101,047
Maldives 564 453 659
Mali 4,219 4,664 4,653
Malta 6,434 6,936 7,319
Marshall Islands 200 180 201
Mauritania 2,083 1,922 1,403
Mauritius 6,825 6,967 7,026
Mexico 20,378,001 19,767,022 19,326,562
Micronesia, Federated States 159 175 181
Moldova 12,600 12,954 11,561
Monaco 1,311 1,373 1,249
Mongolia 14,808 15,447 15,380
Morocco8 37,058 38,333 36,968
Mozambique 2,807 2,728 2,546
Namibia 2,565 2,524 2,739
Nauru 115 187 128
Nepal 30,019 36,526 39,062
Netherlands9 801,610 820,312 853,332
New Zealand10 336,645 353,615 371,173
Nicaragua 69,935 79,704 77,049
Niger 1,759 1,953 2,054
Nigeria 214,519 216,111 215,801
Norway 336,555 303,526 319,594
Oman 11,419 11,430 10,331
Pakistan 119,644 137,567 124,800
Palau 160 137 91
Panama 162,027 173,906 162,076
Papua New Guinea 1,939 1,507 1,122
Paraguay 32,942 33,663 32,283
Peru 320,007 344,978 342,442
Philippines 420,917 451,332 485,524
Poland 217,453 230,781 242,920
Portugal 190,056 193,066 204,627
Qatar 20,194 19,961 16,352
Romania 96,349 103,562 108,786
Russia 323,435 317,538 344,368
Rwanda 5,065 6,174 5,883
Saint Kitts and Nevis 12,950 13,011 13,101
Saint Lucia 17,859 19,565 18,635
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,562 12,639 12,368
Samoa 2,413 2,576 2,459
San Marino 912 768 751
Sao Tome and Principe 106 89 99
Saudi Arabia 306,182 264,698 190,983
Senegal 10,796 11,320 11,287
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 40,528 41,320 35,279
Seychelles 508 529 465
Sierra Leone 3,288 3,303 3,878
Singapore 163,668 160,186 161,433
Slovakia 55,113 58,577 61,425
Slovenia 27,977 28,326 29,360
Solomon Islands 307 506 335
Somalia 359 441 321
South Africa 153,290 150,967 155,696
South Sudan 541 487 495
Spain 1,052,251 1,116,186 1,143,548
Sri Lanka 27,954 29,591 31,478
Sudan 4,792 6,409 4,425
Suriname 14,971 13,259 13,624
Swaziland 1,145 1,080 562
Sweden 623,935 622,710 607,993
Switzerland 484,475 478,886 459,938
Syria 16,010 13,575 9,954
Taiwan 487,570 515,978 524,357
Tajikistan 1,999 2,307 2,394
Tanzania 9,677 8,683 8,074
Thailand 116,992 122,840 124,577
Timor-Leste 232 244 238
Togo 2,671 3,044 3,120
Tonga 3,417 4,497 4,276
Trinidad and Tobago 189,641 197,990 195,355
Tunisia 13,523 15,169 14,633
Turkey 226,665 243,688 220,195
Turkmenistan 1,691 1,614 1,791
Tuvalu 167 203 168
Uganda 11,222 11,536 12,914
Ukraine 118,352 127,667 130,093
United Arab Emirates 40,507 41,204 36,630
United Kingdom11 4,968,049 5,210,880 5,076,167
Uruguay 81,603 87,420 85,291
Uzbekistan 11,988 12,414 14,049
Vanuatu 236 266 245
Venezuela 643,784 645,928 583,196
Vietnam 114,572 121,336 134,687
Yemen 5,549 5,679 3,839
Zambia 5,627 5,430 6,071
Zimbabwe 10,754 10,918 11,791
Unknown 51,469 161,456 95,266

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 Published Date: November 6, 2018

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