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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 Citizenship Total Tourists and Business Travelers Students and Exchange Visitors3 Temp-orary Workers and Families4 Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5 All Other Classes Unknown
Visa Waiver1 Other2
   Total 77,643,267 23,637,046 46,419,211 2,534,356 3,969,276 450,457 575,214 57,707
Africa 809,114 X 666,160 59,127 27,893 41,032 13,853 1,049
Asia 15,154,164 6,457,303 6,006,080 1,349,196 998,111 114,428 212,948 16,098
Europe 17,889,171 15,141,486 1,365,759 423,299 686,366 161,550 105,264 5,447
North America 35,375,881 X 32,557,464 505,948 2,024,817 71,639 204,422 11,591
Oceania 1,970,630 1,769,553 64,478 25,649 87,381 17,219 5,821 529
South America 6,349,041 268,704 5,697,664 161,360 142,146 42,424 30,889 5,854
Unknown 95,266 X 61,606 9,777 2,562 2,165 2,017 17,139

 

Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2017
Country of Citizenship Total Tourists and Business Travelers Students and Exchange Visitors3 Temp-orary Workers and Families4 Diplomats and Other Represen-tatives5 All Other Classes Unknown
Visa Waiver1 Other2
   Total 77,643,267 23,637,046 46,419,211 2,534,356 3,969,276 450,457 575,214 57,707
Afghanistan 3,581 X 1,910 631 25 718 255 42
Albania 17,056 X 14,151 1,517 568 547 238 35
Algeria 15,242 X 13,291 805 284 750 77 35
Andorra 1,720 1,371 46 171 75 D D 14
Angola 9,603 X 6,900 1,596 338 686 61 22
Antigua and Barbuda 15,893 X 14,992 367 136 321 66 11
Argentina 1,129,997 X 1,085,461 11,542 23,073 6,215 1,957 1,749
Armenia 13,774 X 11,614 636 592 690 225 17
Australia6 1,576,901 1,431,077 32,831 18,741 79,538 12,466 2,083 165
Austria 237,611 210,727 8,460 6,506 9,059 2,241 581 37
Azerbaijan 9,104 X 6,912 1,273 251 619 48 1
Bahamas 304,752 X 293,192 7,962 750 1,375 1,250 223
Bahrain 8,767 X 7,168 1,057 102 420 17 3
Bangladesh 40,120 X 29,646 6,230 1,223 2,290 676 55
Barbados 69,318 X 66,984 823 430 757 283 41
Belarus 22,589 X 18,926 1,328 1,392 322 609 12
Belgium 325,897 295,607 6,978 5,934 13,164 3,593 567 54
Belize 31,340 X 28,496 736 446 726 915 21
Benin 3,330 X 2,301 363 65 554 38 9
Bhutan 1,156 X 612 264 24 232 24 -
Bolivia 76,933 X 71,519 2,640 1,035 1,183 484 72
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11,020 X 8,246 1,125 302 509 828 10
Botswana 3,105 X 2,108 331 82 452 131 1
Brazil 2,147,412 X 2,011,385 61,958 55,569 9,604 7,656 1,240
Brunei 1,479 1,034 92 133 27 188 5 -
Bulgaria 43,815 X 31,126 6,386 2,482 970 2,810 41
Burkina Faso 6,002 X 4,716 488 100 619 69 10
Burma 11,502 X 7,976 1,976 152 382 1,002 14
Burundi 2,106 X 1,597 192 11 270 29 7
Cabo Verde 5,317 X 4,833 117 55 151 156 5
Cambodia 5,947 X 3,890 767 109 531 631 19
Cameroon 15,676 X 12,014 1,541 395 1,497 201 28
Canada 13,028,998 X 11,616,347 210,388 1,063,537 16,302 120,905 1,519
Central African Republic 385 X 216 29 D 113 D 9
Chad 1,195 X 745 100 8 332 5 5
Chile 423,098 268,704 127,663 10,014 10,330 3,855 2,464 68
China, People's Republic7,8 3,383,133 5,979 2,624,321 616,981 100,005 9,158 14,325 12,364
Colombia 994,978 X 926,855 29,572 21,287 9,940 6,501 823
Comoros 206 X 102 D - 91 D 1
Congo, Democratic Republic 8,343 X 6,701 644 121 819 38 20
Congo, Republic 1,785 X 1,146 163 18 445 6 7
Costa Rica 319,831 X 307,979 3,905 4,724 1,733 1,432 58
Cote d'Ivoire 9,223 X 6,703 1,284 155 989 83 9
Croatia 35,078 X 26,345 2,384 1,631 644 4,054 20
Cuba 72,363 X 67,284 284 1,298 594 405 2,498
Cyprus 12,465 X 10,642 1,035 457 252 71 8
Czechia 136,282 116,097 7,448 6,368 4,543 1,511 298 17
Denmark9 377,327 345,070 8,311 6,992 11,806 4,412 639 97
Djibouti 1,486 X 1,252 45 5 179 - 5
Dominica 6,696 X 5,692 386 119 155 338 6
Dominican Republic 458,203 X 435,775 8,305 7,428 1,770 4,376 549
Ecuador 445,969 X 430,136 9,283 2,789 1,939 1,432 390
Egypt 96,715 X 80,367 7,302 3,990 4,328 658 70
El Salvador 209,730 X 199,375 3,105 2,477 1,873 2,432 468
Equatorial Guinea 1,617 X 982 307 D 324 D -
Eritrea 3,755 X 3,373 197 6 78 80 21
Estonia 28,544 24,208 1,591 1,012 764 754 207 8
Ethiopia 25,110 X 20,951 1,948 395 1,146 613 57
Fiji 12,343 X 10,810 121 101 474 823 14
Finland 175,076 157,079 3,210 3,903 7,764 2,770 302 48
France10 2,099,450 1,891,564 31,850 52,642 103,442 15,599 3,800 553
Gabon 2,862 X 2,013 344 15 479 5 6
Gambia 2,108 X 1,661 114 21 252 46 14
Georgia 5,617 X 3,710 698 242 435 527 5
Germany 2,409,465 2,160,492 67,866 56,691 97,028 20,228 6,648 512
Ghana 28,824 X 22,949 3,037 1,042 1,379 375 42
Greece 101,625 73,240 13,235 6,376 4,591 1,626 2,518 39
Grenada 13,012 X 11,498 270 178 341 718 7
Guatemala 302,128 X 285,254 3,543 9,368 2,406 1,134 423
Guinea 3,939 X 3,241 137 75 418 48 20
Guinea-Bissau 328 X 164 20 D 129 D 4
Guyana 73,818 X 71,314 458 117 592 1,282 55
Haiti 154,981 X 148,524 1,443 969 1,015 2,519 511
Holy See 162 X D - D 112 - 1
Honduras 231,029 X 215,261 4,665 3,524 1,478 5,702 399
Hungary 108,588 90,997 6,442 4,808 4,252 1,351 712 26
Iceland 70,124 62,782 3,537 1,456 1,186 432 728 3
India 2,055,480 X 1,264,598 181,612 554,628 8,887 44,821 934
Indonesia 144,790 X 100,932 13,512 1,978 4,202 24,098 68
Iran 21,892 X 14,530 6,273 305 360 369 55
Iraq 19,123 X 16,790 1,041 129 897 245 21
Ireland 575,551 521,641 11,152 14,560 24,991 2,112 912 183
Israel 481,255 X 435,873 13,878 21,954 8,812 534 204
Italy 1,384,255 1,248,156 34,833 30,922 54,110 10,143 5,808 283
Jamaica 352,461 X 314,301 12,577 16,713 1,362 7,267 241
Japan 3,975,012 3,672,493 25,351 66,006 189,707 15,578 5,545 332
Jordan 52,240 X 40,558 4,785 988 5,430 387 92
Kazakhstan 31,769 X 23,011 6,927 734 970 112 15
Kenya 35,876 X 27,588 3,270 1,171 3,048 779 20
Kiribati 1,007 X 237 42 25 171 510 22
Korea, North 69 X 16 14 - 34 - 5
Korea, South 2,510,988 2,223,813 100,894 125,827 48,254 7,618 4,238 344
Kosovo 5,403 X 3,752 990 115 420 122 4
Kuwait 61,578 X 39,519 20,236 230 1,581 9 3
Kyrgyzstan 1,943 X 1,443 187 49 209 52 3
Laos 2,760 X 1,654 237 31 272 554 12
Latvia 27,205 21,459 2,080 950 876 712 1,121 7
Lebanon 48,860 X 41,731 3,481 1,836 1,523 244 45
Lesotho 680 X 333 91 9 193 52 2
Liberia 4,580 X 3,555 336 45 492 144 8
Libya 1,481 X 780 369 51 260 14 7
Liechtenstein 2,183 1,919 89 41 74 60 - -
Lithuania 28,461 24,383 1,752 763 831 419 298 15
Luxembourg 14,395 13,008 325 342 327 369 24 -
Macedonia 11,979 X 8,059 2,148 284 465 1,014 9
Madagascar 1,975 X 1,227 158 27 431 129 3
Malawi 3,356 X 2,232 357 47 626 90 4
Malaysia 101,047 609 82,272 10,440 5,271 1,472 935 48
Maldives 659 X 382 65 10 173 28 1
Mali 4,653 X 3,491 399 119 531 96 17
Malta 7,319 6,252 537 102 156 243 27 2
Marshall Islands 201 X 70 D D 85 34 6
Mauritania 1,403 X 920 118 14 336 11 4
Mauritius 7,026 X 4,765 465 253 325 1,203 15
Mexico 19,326,562 X 18,101,904 235,898 906,336 35,349 42,743 4,332
Micronesia, Federated States 181 X 70 D - 104 D 3
Moldova 11,561 X 8,991 1,562 402 395 197 14
Monaco 1,249 991 D 61 60 85 D -
Mongolia 15,380 X 11,377 2,926 359 591 118 9
Morocco11 36,968 X 30,043 3,034 932 2,395 489 75
Mozambique 2,546 X 1,773 232 91 420 25 5
Namibia 2,739 X 2,043 194 45 365 86 6
Nauru 128 5 44 D D 61 10 2
Nepal 39,062 X 28,394 7,142 1,533 1,121 810 62
Netherlands12 853,332 777,886 19,059 13,572 28,280 11,088 3,106 341
New Zealand13 371,173 338,371 13,553 6,365 7,638 3,001 1,948 297
Nicaragua 77,049 X 69,900 1,187 1,509 688 3,663 102
Niger 2,054 X 1,347 225 28 431 20 3
Nigeria 215,801 X 196,326 12,613 3,110 2,527 1,084 141
Norway 319,594 290,688 7,866 8,599 6,636 4,996 759 50
Oman 10,331 X 4,347 5,092 78 801 13 -
Pakistan 124,800 X 104,064 11,234 5,197 3,501 661 143
Palau 91 X 30 D - 46 D 9
Panama 162,076 X 149,544 5,964 1,599 1,648 3,243 78
Papua New Guinea 1,122 100 582 145 6 175 109 5
Paraguay 32,283 X 29,059 1,760 342 946 147 29
Peru 342,442 X 310,924 14,153 5,842 4,464 6,651 408
Philippines 485,524 X 352,474 14,609 15,246 5,446 97,158 591
Poland 242,920 X 212,207 11,288 9,330 3,455 6,474 166
Portugal 204,627 185,010 5,012 4,156 6,776 1,750 1,865 58
Qatar 16,352 X 11,833 2,999 44 1,448 22 6
Romania 108,786 X 83,926 9,546 4,654 1,856 8,713 91
Russia 344,368 X 297,397 17,729 15,659 4,440 8,679 464
Rwanda 5,883 X 3,395 1,559 93 718 112 6
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13,101 X 12,288 414 124 203 58 14
Saint Lucia 18,635 X 16,338 355 101 332 1,501 8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,368 X 10,313 150 56 180 1,664 5
Samoa 2,459 X 2,072 74 14 120 179 -
San Marino 751 692 7 16 6 30 - -
Sao Tome and Principe 99 X 34 D - 54 D -
Saudi Arabia 190,983 X 108,115 72,486 1,575 8,751 39 17
Senegal 11,287 X 8,785 799 204 1,408 78 13
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 35,279 X 26,042 3,949 1,386 725 3,154 23
Seychelles 465 X 316 18 3 112 14 2
Sierra Leone 3,878 X 2,971 225 36 476 158 12
Singapore 161,433 133,627 2,322 11,043 8,442 4,959 975 65
Slovakia 61,425 49,399 4,038 4,812 2,106 795 252 23
Slovenia 29,360 25,015 1,712 988 1,061 418 161 5
Solomon Islands 335 X 196 12 - 97 30 -
Somalia 321 X 161 50 D 49 D 15
South Africa 155,696 X 129,412 6,708 12,130 2,698 4,555 193
South Sudan 495 X 234 75 D 152 D 1
Spain 1,143,548 1,015,528 22,270 40,985 52,226 9,415 2,886 238
Sri Lanka 31,478 X 24,507 3,125 1,363 897 1,552 34
Sudan 4,425 X 3,460 408 58 459 26 14
Suriname 13,624 X 12,770 170 102 330 247 5
Swaziland 562 X 325 71 27 108 18 13
Sweden 607,993 554,600 14,068 13,499 19,425 5,301 978 122
Switzerland 459,938 416,944 16,431 10,673 11,548 3,398 886 58
Syria 9,954 X 8,869 666 134 98 169 18
Taiwan 524,357 419,748 36,358 46,859 18,937 56 2,290 109
Tajikistan 2,394 X 1,542 492 54 283 23 -
Tanzania 8,074 X 5,868 1,062 243 701 199 1
Thailand 124,577 X 93,760 21,871 2,899 2,630 3,345 72
Timor-Leste 238 X 54 35 D 141 D -
Togo 3,120 X 2,402 197 42 354 118 7
Tonga 4,276 X 3,834 120 45 231 40 6
Trinidad and Tobago 195,355 X 186,223 3,221 2,995 1,031 1,808 77
Tunisia 14,633 X 10,907 1,699 434 1,193 373 27
Turkey 220,195 X 174,501 28,659 9,717 4,717 2,531 70
Turkmenistan 1,791 X 1,117 464 53 149 4 4
Tuvalu 168 X 39 5 - 93 31 -
Uganda 12,914 X 8,957 1,224 693 1,869 158 13
Ukraine 130,093 X 98,547 8,339 7,928 1,558 13,623 98
United Arab Emirates 36,630 X 28,435 5,783 130 2,259 15 8
United Kingdom14 5,076,167 4,558,681 227,740 57,108 173,069 39,239 18,664 1,666
Uruguay 85,291 X 80,410 1,250 1,523 1,665 299 144
Uzbekistan 14,049 X 11,565 1,478 267 624 101 14
Vanuatu 245 X 110 12 12 95 16 -
Venezuela 583,196 X 540,168 18,560 20,137 1,691 1,769 871
Vietnam 134,687 X 101,686 25,290 2,725 1,762 3,073 151
Yemen 3,839 X 2,713 741 43 261 66 15
Zambia 6,071 X 4,245 567 137 923 196 3
Zimbabwe 11,791 X 7,939 1,479 646 898 817 12
Unknown 95,266 X 61,606 9,777 2,562 2,165 2,017 17,139

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 Published Date: November 8, 2018

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