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Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Region and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 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 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Region of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total77,643,26723,637,04646,419,2112,534,3563,969,276450,457575,21457,707
Africa809,114X666,16059,12727,89341,03213,8531,049
Asia15,154,1646,457,3036,006,0801,349,196998,111114,428212,94816,098
Europe17,889,17115,141,4861,365,759423,299686,366161,550105,2645,447
North America35,375,881X32,557,464505,9482,024,81771,639204,42211,591
Oceania1,970,6301,769,55364,47825,64987,38117,2195,821529
South America6,349,041268,7045,697,664161,360142,14642,42430,8895,854
Unknown95,266X61,6069,7772,5622,1652,01717,139

 

Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Country of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temp-orary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total77,643,26723,637,04646,419,2112,534,3563,969,276450,457575,21457,707
Afghanistan3,581X1,9106312571825542
Albania17,056X14,1511,51756854723835
Algeria15,242X13,2918052847507735
Andorra1,7201,3714617175DD14
Angola9,603X6,9001,5963386866122
Antigua and Barbuda15,893X14,9923671363216611
Argentina1,129,997X1,085,46111,54223,0736,2151,9571,749
Armenia13,774X11,61463659269022517
Australia61,576,9011,431,07732,83118,74179,53812,4662,083165
Austria237,611210,7278,4606,5069,0592,24158137
Azerbaijan9,104X6,9121,273251619481
Bahamas304,752X293,1927,9627501,3751,250223
Bahrain8,767X7,1681,057102420173
Bangladesh40,120X29,6466,2301,2232,29067655
Barbados69,318X66,98482343075728341
Belarus22,589X18,9261,3281,39232260912
Belgium325,897295,6076,9785,93413,1643,59356754
Belize31,340X28,49673644672691521
Benin3,330X2,30136365554389
Bhutan1,156X6122642423224-
Bolivia76,933X71,5192,6401,0351,18348472
Bosnia and Herzegovina11,020X8,2461,12530250982810
Botswana3,105X2,108331824521311
Brazil2,147,412X2,011,38561,95855,5699,6047,6561,240
Brunei1,4791,03492133271885-
Bulgaria43,815X31,1266,3862,4829702,81041
Burkina Faso6,002X4,7164881006196910
Burma11,502X7,9761,9761523821,00214
Burundi2,106X1,59719211270297
Cabo Verde5,317X4,833117551511565
Cambodia5,947X3,89076710953163119
Cameroon15,676X12,0141,5413951,49720128
Canada13,028,998X11,616,347210,3881,063,53716,302120,9051,519
Central African Republic385X21629D113D9
Chad1,195X745100833255
Chile423,098268,704127,66310,01410,3303,8552,46468
China, People's Republic7,83,383,1335,9792,624,321616,981100,0059,15814,32512,364
Colombia994,978X926,85529,57221,2879,9406,501823
Comoros206X102D-91D1
Congo, Democratic Republic8,343X6,7016441218193820
Congo, Republic1,785X1,1461631844567
Costa Rica319,831X307,9793,9054,7241,7331,43258
Cote d'Ivoire9,223X6,7031,284155989839
Croatia35,078X26,3452,3841,6316444,05420
Cuba72,363X67,2842841,2985944052,498
Cyprus12,465X10,6421,035457252718
Czechia136,282116,0977,4486,3684,5431,51129817
Denmark9377,327345,0708,3116,99211,8064,41263997
Djibouti1,486X1,252455179-5
Dominica6,696X5,6923861191553386
Dominican Republic458,203X435,7758,3057,4281,7704,376549
Ecuador445,969X430,1369,2832,7891,9391,432390
Egypt96,715X80,3677,3023,9904,32865870
El Salvador209,730X199,3753,1052,4771,8732,432468
Equatorial Guinea1,617X982307D324D-
Eritrea3,755X3,3731976788021
Estonia28,54424,2081,5911,0127647542078
Ethiopia25,110X20,9511,9483951,14661357
Fiji12,343X10,81012110147482314
Finland175,076157,0793,2103,9037,7642,77030248
France102,099,4501,891,56431,85052,642103,44215,5993,800553
Gabon2,862X2,0133441547956
Gambia2,108X1,661114212524614
Georgia5,617X3,7106982424355275
Germany2,409,4652,160,49267,86656,69197,02820,2286,648512
Ghana28,824X22,9493,0371,0421,37937542
Greece101,62573,24013,2356,3764,5911,6262,51839
Grenada13,012X11,4982701783417187
Guatemala302,128X285,2543,5439,3682,4061,134423
Guinea3,939X3,241137754184820
Guinea-Bissau328X16420D129D4
Guyana73,818X71,3144581175921,28255
Haiti154,981X148,5241,4439691,0152,519511
Holy See162XD-D112-1
Honduras231,029X215,2614,6653,5241,4785,702399
Hungary108,58890,9976,4424,8084,2521,35171226
Iceland70,12462,7823,5371,4561,1864327283
India2,055,480X1,264,598181,612554,6288,88744,821934
Indonesia144,790X100,93213,5121,9784,20224,09868
Iran21,892X14,5306,27330536036955
Iraq19,123X16,7901,04112989724521
Ireland575,551521,64111,15214,56024,9912,112912183
Israel481,255X435,87313,87821,9548,812534204
Italy1,384,2551,248,15634,83330,92254,11010,1435,808283
Jamaica352,461X314,30112,57716,7131,3627,267241
Japan3,975,0123,672,49325,35166,006189,70715,5785,545332
Jordan52,240X40,5584,7859885,43038792
Kazakhstan31,769X23,0116,92773497011215
Kenya35,876X27,5883,2701,1713,04877920
Kiribati1,007X237422517151022
Korea, North69X1614-34-5
Korea, South2,510,9882,223,813100,894125,82748,2547,6184,238344
Kosovo5,403X3,7529901154201224
Kuwait61,578X39,51920,2362301,58193
Kyrgyzstan1,943X1,44318749209523
Laos2,760X1,6542373127255412
Latvia27,20521,4592,0809508767121,1217
Lebanon48,860X41,7313,4811,8361,52324445
Lesotho680X333919193522
Liberia4,580X3,555336454921448
Libya1,481X78036951260147
Liechtenstein2,1831,91989417460--
Lithuania28,46124,3831,75276383141929815
Luxembourg14,39513,00832534232736924-
Macedonia11,979X8,0592,1482844651,0149
Madagascar1,975X1,227158274311293
Malawi3,356X2,23235747626904
Malaysia101,04760982,27210,4405,2711,47293548
Maldives659X3826510173281
Mali4,653X3,4913991195319617
Malta7,3196,252537102156243272
Marshall Islands201X70DD85346
Mauritania1,403X92011814336114
Mauritius7,026X4,7654652533251,20315
Mexico19,326,562X18,101,904235,898906,33635,34942,7434,332
Micronesia, Federated States181X70D-104D3
Moldova11,561X8,9911,56240239519714
Monaco1,249991D616085D-
Mongolia15,380X11,3772,9263595911189
Morocco1136,968X30,0433,0349322,39548975
Mozambique2,546X1,77323291420255
Namibia2,739X2,04319445365866
Nauru128544DD61102
Nepal39,062X28,3947,1421,5331,12181062
Netherlands12853,332777,88619,05913,57228,28011,0883,106341
New Zealand13371,173338,37113,5536,3657,6383,0011,948297
Nicaragua77,049X69,9001,1871,5096883,663102
Niger2,054X1,34722528431203
Nigeria215,801X196,32612,6133,1102,5271,084141
Norway319,594290,6887,8668,5996,6364,99675950
Oman10,331X4,3475,0927880113-
Pakistan124,800X104,06411,2345,1973,501661143
Palau91X30D-46D9
Panama162,076X149,5445,9641,5991,6483,24378
Papua New Guinea1,12210058214561751095
Paraguay32,283X29,0591,76034294614729
Peru342,442X310,92414,1535,8424,4646,651408
Philippines485,524X352,47414,60915,2465,44697,158591
Poland242,920X212,20711,2889,3303,4556,474166
Portugal204,627185,0105,0124,1566,7761,7501,86558
Qatar16,352X11,8332,999441,448226
Romania108,786X83,9269,5464,6541,8568,71391
Russia344,368X297,39717,72915,6594,4408,679464
Rwanda5,883X3,3951,559937181126
Saint Kitts and Nevis13,101X12,2884141242035814
Saint Lucia18,635X16,3383551013321,5018
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12,368X10,313150561801,6645
Samoa2,459X2,0727414120179-
San Marino751692716630--
Sao Tome and Principe99X34D-54D-
Saudi Arabia190,983X108,11572,4861,5758,7513917
Senegal11,287X8,7857992041,4087813
Serbia and Montenegro (former)35,279X26,0423,9491,3867253,15423
Seychelles465X316183112142
Sierra Leone3,878X2,9712253647615812
Singapore161,433133,6272,32211,0438,4424,95997565
Slovakia61,42549,3994,0384,8122,10679525223
Slovenia29,36025,0151,7129881,0614181615
Solomon Islands335X19612-9730-
Somalia321X16150D49D15
South Africa155,696X129,4126,70812,1302,6984,555193
South Sudan495X23475D152D1
Spain1,143,5481,015,52822,27040,98552,2269,4152,886238
Sri Lanka31,478X24,5073,1251,3638971,55234
Sudan4,425X3,460408584592614
Suriname13,624X12,7701701023302475
Swaziland562X32571271081813
Sweden607,993554,60014,06813,49919,4255,301978122
Switzerland459,938416,94416,43110,67311,5483,39888658
Syria9,954X8,8696661349816918
Taiwan524,357419,74836,35846,85918,937562,290109
Tajikistan2,394X1,5424925428323-
Tanzania8,074X5,8681,0622437011991
Thailand124,577X93,76021,8712,8992,6303,34572
Timor-Leste238X5435D141D-
Togo3,120X2,402197423541187
Tonga4,276X3,83412045231406
Trinidad and Tobago195,355X186,2233,2212,9951,0311,80877
Tunisia14,633X10,9071,6994341,19337327
Turkey220,195X174,50128,6599,7174,7172,53170
Turkmenistan1,791X1,1174645314944
Tuvalu168X395-9331-
Uganda12,914X8,9571,2246931,86915813
Ukraine130,093X98,5478,3397,9281,55813,62398
United Arab Emirates36,630X28,4355,7831302,259158
United Kingdom145,076,1674,558,681227,74057,108173,06939,23918,6641,666
Uruguay85,291X80,4101,2501,5231,665299144
Uzbekistan14,049X11,5651,47826762410114
Vanuatu245X11012129516-
Venezuela583,196X540,16818,56020,1371,6911,769871
Vietnam134,687X101,68625,2902,7251,7623,073151
Yemen3,839X2,713741432616615
Zambia6,071X4,2455671379231963
Zimbabwe11,791X7,9391,47964689881712
Unknown95,266X61,6069,7772,5622,1652,01717,139

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: 11/08/2018
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