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Table 27. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Residence: 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 27. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region of Residence: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Region3 of Residence20152016 22017
   Total76,638,23677,112,07377,643,267
Africa732,388752,677596,239
Asia13,282,78214,079,01013,656,227
Europe14,776,49615,617,43916,337,418
North America32,569,05232,826,60537,086,441
Oceania1,675,3901,739,9371,862,111
South America6,351,2996,080,7075,523,338
Unknown7,250,8296,015,6982,581,493

 

Table 27. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Residence: Fiscal Years 2015 to 2017
Country3 of Residence20152016 22017
   Total76,638,23677,112,07377,643,267
Afghanistan4,2834,9343,375
Albania10,61513,89712,736
Algeria11,76612,71210,883
American Samoa9381,631398
Andorra1,5931,8351,796
Angola13,21310,3278,381
Anguilla8931,188861
Antigua and Barbuda15,77318,15013,842
Argentina844,5181,027,495883,432
Armenia8,0049,7569,006
Aruba14,30012,5158,843
Australia1,344,2471,386,2331,492,322
Austria199,500213,795222,096
Azerbaijan7,8628,0466,385
Bahamas260,134285,471273,020
Bahrain10,71411,3759,082
Bangladesh38,80739,21932,104
Barbados63,63068,94352,797
Belarus15,94519,89815,581
Belgium296,438294,175314,493
Belize28,08231,50725,744
Benin3,0062,9712,461
Bermuda92,24388,89985,695
Bhutan1,0681,004973
Bolivia64,64774,44168,700
Bonaire301347342
Bosnia and Herzegovina8,4459,1298,816
Botswana2,9202,9312,488
Brazil2,569,4842,020,9831,842,389
Brunei1,9511,7481,479
Bulgaria39,19940,60135,382
Burkina Faso5,9346,8024,393
Burma7,0588,96810,520
Burundi2,0151,8202,479
Cabo Verde4,7405,8315,388
Cambodia3,8195,6794,731
Cameroon10,67812,56312,301
Canada48,828,5859,199,99511,650,520
Cayman Islands46,06842,22832,475
Central African Republic767653526
Chad1,1391,1051,039
Chile358,800396,844402,820
China, People's Republic2,688,7523,003,7172,797,474
Christmas Island415225
Cocos (Keeling) Islands354332
Colombia972,478932,973896,087
Comoros204197209
Congo, Democratic Republic6,6687,7346,712
Congo, Republic1,9921,7351,524
Cook Islands776578
Costa Rica248,299315,420306,038
Cote d'Ivoire7,8788,9357,346
Croatia27,79229,78326,403
Cuba60,11763,90889,794
Curacao6,3676,2106,726
Cyprus9,74811,3229,602
Czechia99,602112,042127,704
Denmark322,711333,868356,969
Djibouti5368191,355
Dominica7,5997,9487,127
Dominican Republic332,404388,119368,561
Ecuador387,146437,997448,642
Egypt89,13795,66966,525
El Salvador170,913212,016189,626
Equatorial Guinea1,5211,5601,461
Eritrea2,3913,0322,898
Estonia21,15124,29425,976
Ethiopia16,74521,31818,366
Falkland Islands769258
Faroe Islands327421306
Fiji11,60511,5639,319
Finland149,605157,761162,544
France1,755,1391,744,7161,935,156
French Guiana1,4831,058943
French Polynesia5,7434,0842,107
Gabon3,2413,2162,508
Gambia2,0362,0371,667
Georgia11,0209,3595,449
Germany2,010,5242,116,1522,255,447
Ghana25,40826,46721,148
Gibraltar1,4541,450975
Greece72,91182,61789,572
Greenland174196151
Grenada11,82412,07410,655
Guadeloupe5,9546,2824,127
Guam2,6342,7933,212
Guatemala256,829290,151279,114
Guernsey565858
Guinea2,6123,3042,844
Guinea-Bissau306254303
Guyana53,01265,69742,079
Haiti130,071153,411126,002
Holy See264245223
Honduras181,185216,870210,580
Hong Kong137,834144,509118,821
Hungary77,18485,74497,709
Iceland50,44156,06166,917
India1,721,1361,804,5411,707,616
Indonesia131,267127,358118,813
Iran28,75026,66516,842
Iraq17,64917,60315,792
Ireland435,243457,146525,432
Isle of Man113106109
Israel456,280459,894370,568
Italy1,004,6391,078,6071,205,769
Jamaica292,531336,565257,643
Japan3,745,4803,796,0383,795,307
Jersey755977
Jordan45,29846,13540,210
Kazakhstan27,80625,39923,489
Kenya27,54129,80727,724
Kiribati963936954
Korea, North457720266
Korea, South1,831,7902,092,9692,428,027
Kosovo4,7075,1715,031
Kuwait76,45679,50057,346
Kyrgyzstan3,2923,1641,819
Laos2,3552,2332,398
Latvia20,95021,83624,648
Lebanon43,53144,59038,523
Lesotho560685562
Liberia5,2454,2963,645
Libya2,4991,7831,242
Liechtenstein2,2682,2602,209
Lithuania25,72526,69420,173
Luxembourg20,08020,67018,447
Macau4,1024,7274,485
Macedonia9,0789,4799,560
Madagascar1,6421,8701,523
Malawi2,6822,6982,539
Malaysia94,22290,78481,337
Maldives575459559
Mali3,7624,1713,510
Malta5,9346,6057,042
Marshall Islands345268265
Martinique7,2777,1733,920
Mauritania1,8001,6191,116
Mauritius5,9246,2175,643
Mayotte558340
Mexico20,165,67219,547,50419,140,031
Micronesia, Federated States1,3771,535830
Moldova11,53811,98610,777
Monaco3,6974,1652,974
Mongolia14,13514,73113,578
Montserrat301323210
Morocco32,60233,76427,740
Mozambique2,9962,8742,157
Namibia2,7522,7282,271
Nauru199254168
Nepal26,48432,66930,462
Netherlands649,631694,214782,564
Netherlands Antilles (former)3,9682,4981,609
New Caledonia784718596
New Zealand297,495319,768344,022
Nicaragua68,50678,48670,525
Niger1,8071,9171,674
Nigeria200,918197,749148,116
Niue171625
Norfolk Island507437
Northern Mariana Islands182286601
Norway313,012289,543309,685
Oman12,74812,57310,458
Pakistan98,152116,95295,740
Palau583388312
Panama184,440197,607165,034
Papua New Guinea1,9381,513962
Paraguay34,71235,72029,826
Peru318,285343,668299,504
Philippines379,364408,344392,876
Pitcairn Islands465025
Poland199,311210,431182,497
Portugal127,530135,000163,851
Puerto Rico1,0011,0581,098
Qatar35,79938,65029,072
Reunion1,2893,0151,201
Romania86,19693,41584,721
Russia302,714289,947222,767
Rwanda4,5845,6274,871
Saint Barthelemy714680
Saint Helena475438
Saint Kitts and Nevis12,52812,67210,959
Saint Lucia16,95518,51314,897
Saint Pierre and Miquelon141127103
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11,40411,4259,630
Samoa2,1252,3351,862
San Marino830708724
Sao Tome and Principe131132114
Saudi Arabia312,728271,553177,409
Senegal9,83410,4128,208
Serbia and Montenegro (former)36,99539,17425,729
Seychelles500521322
Sierra Leone2,8212,8002,916
Singapore166,585167,602167,012
Sint Maarten1,9312,0672,082
Slovakia46,30250,94355,499
Slovenia23,39324,56626,365
Solomon Islands419528284
Somalia301398281
South Africa148,557146,553116,332
South Sudan461406397
Spain880,438938,3391,011,449
Sri Lanka23,40425,22123,556
Sudan3,5314,9973,206
Suriname15,35213,25510,580
Swaziland2,1641,932758
Sweden571,045576,269573,366
Switzerland495,718494,424478,490
Syria9,0497,9216,199
Taiwan464,567490,629501,448
Tajikistan1,9002,1641,901
Tanzania9,1478,2896,196
Thailand114,046119,812100,680
Timor-Leste270266252
Togo2,3962,6992,537
Tokelau1049650
Tonga2,8674,0063,146
Trinidad and Tobago187,222194,915154,947
Tunisia11,71813,19611,367
Turkey215,974231,463178,174
Turkmenistan1,6051,4721,401
Turks and Caicos Islands11,24612,14410,059
Tuvalu163202169
Uganda10,64710,80710,030
Ukraine110,255118,56998,838
United Arab Emirates121,685125,14190,245
United Kingdom4,228,1834,678,5714,731,766
United States5807,701949,3363,471,882
Uruguay89,97394,64876,009
Uzbekistan11,38611,3168,450
Vanuatu360452275
Venezuela641,333635,836522,269
Vietnam107,976114,560112,524
Virgin Islands, British33,93031,86128,775
Virgin Islands, U.S.482437317
Wallis and Futuna534835
Western Sahara131144178
Yemen3,5593,5562,392
Zambia5,1805,0454,619
Zimbabwe9,3119,3977,961
Unknown7,250,8296,015,6982,581,493

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 Includes countries and territories/dependencies.
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 United States includes nonimmigrants who self-report that they reside in the United States.

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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