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Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019

The 2019 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 2017 to 2019
Region of Citizenship 2017 2018 2019
   Total 77,643,267 81,279,692 81,563,139
Africa 809,114 838,490 815,177
Asia 15,154,164 15,279,660 15,100,864
Europe 17,889,171 18,297,426 18,517,513
North America 35,375,881 37,987,067 38,575,567
Oceania 1,970,630 1,962,796 1,917,903
South America 6,349,041 6,828,559 6,550,198
Unknown 95,266 85,694 85,917

 

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2017 to 2019
Country of Citizenship 2017 2018 2019
   Total 77,643,267 81,279,692 81,563,139
Afghanistan 3,581 3,379 3,200
Albania 17,056 20,713 21,457
Algeria 15,242 15,224 16,063
Andorra 1,720 1,949 1,765
Angola 9,603 8,864 7,730
Antigua and Barbuda 15,893 16,873 17,806
Argentina 1,129,997 1,146,405 926,594
Armenia 13,774 14,272 16,956
Australia2 1,576,901 1,563,991 1,524,305
Austria 237,611 233,473 235,194
Azerbaijan 9,104 9,007 9,418
Bahamas 304,752 295,093 310,405
Bahrain 8,767 8,614 7,506
Bangladesh 40,120 45,351 45,080
Barbados 69,318 69,433 69,585
Belarus 22,589 24,229 25,270
Belgium 325,897 335,312 330,226
Belize 31,340 32,649 33,515
Benin 3,330 3,243 3,092
Bhutan 1,156 1,229 1,244
Bolivia 76,933 77,165 81,073
Bosnia and Herzegovina 11,020 11,315 10,995
Botswana 3,105 3,185 3,237
Brazil 2,147,412 2,529,813 2,417,221
Brunei 1,479 1,589 1,523
Bulgaria 43,815 45,327 47,275
Burkina Faso 6,002 5,227 5,356
Burma 11,502 11,549 12,679
Burundi 2,106 1,475 1,608
Cabo Verde 5,317 4,913 4,663
Cambodia 5,947 6,838 7,787
Cameroon 15,676 14,405 11,992
Canada3 13,028,998 13,704,855 13,926,155
Central African Republic 385 438 440
Chad 1,195 918 1,085
Chile 423,098 454,757 471,793
China, People's Republic4 3,383,133 3,420,805 3,256,187
Colombia 994,978 1,055,609 1,108,458
Comoros 206 180 168
Congo, Democratic Republic 8,343 9,620 9,724
Congo, Republic 1,785 1,761 1,617
Costa Rica 319,831 335,957 363,877
Cote d'Ivoire 9,223 9,549 9,968
Croatia 35,078 37,646 39,935
Cuba 72,363 77,715 64,510
Cyprus 12,465 12,809 13,396
Czechia 136,282 141,599 147,310
Denmark5 377,327 371,310 349,665
Djibouti 1,486 442 391
Dominica 6,696 6,293 6,652
Dominican Republic 458,203 486,495 516,384
Ecuador 445,969 466,436 480,255
Egypt 96,715 101,379 105,571
El Salvador 209,730 225,133 245,090
Equatorial Guinea 1,617 1,817 1,854
Eritrea 3,755 1,634 1,193
Estonia 28,544 28,019 29,673
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 562 1,329 1,483
Ethiopia 25,110 25,986 25,594
Fiji 12,343 12,345 11,943
Finland 175,076 168,023 167,146
France6 2,099,450 2,236,217 2,336,381
Gabon 2,862 2,548 2,476
Gambia 2,108 2,311 2,384
Georgia 5,617 12,191 13,272
Germany 2,409,465 2,381,702 2,328,365
Ghana 28,824 34,295 38,328
Greece 101,625 108,897 111,782
Grenada 13,012 13,253 14,451
Guatemala 302,128 307,313 321,061
Guinea 3,939 3,522 3,578
Guinea-Bissau 328 273 273
Guyana 73,818 65,299 62,224
Haiti 154,981 146,325 140,909
Holy See 162 150 129
Honduras 231,029 236,927 242,057
Hungary 108,588 113,979 127,016
Iceland 70,124 76,784 71,403
India 2,055,480 2,223,163 2,316,025
Indonesia 144,790 153,099 154,598
Iran 21,892 9,582 5,843
Iraq 19,123 16,991 17,668
Ireland 575,551 630,939 644,352
Israel 481,255 503,918 466,595
Italy 1,384,255 1,456,866 1,479,146
Jamaica 352,461 370,408 376,270
Japan 3,975,012 3,809,830 3,916,108
Jordan 52,240 53,203 52,060
Kazakhstan 31,769 32,853 33,346
Kenya 35,876 39,708 43,509
Kiribati 1,007 886 768
Korea, North 69 77 87
Korea, South 2,510,988 2,541,826 2,352,342
Kosovo 5,403 5,085 5,253
Kuwait 61,578 60,044 56,461
Kyrgyzstan 1,943 4,955 5,016
Laos 2,760 2,463 2,532
Latvia 27,205 27,227 28,278
Lebanon 48,860 48,455 48,458
Lesotho 680 723 718
Liberia 4,580 4,368 4,341
Libya 1,481 915 842
Liechtenstein 2,183 2,108 2,035
Lithuania 28,461 45,709 48,848
Luxembourg 14,395 15,694 16,351
Madagascar 1,975 2,131 2,387
Malawi 3,356 3,377 3,262
Malaysia 101,047 108,370 108,764
Maldives 659 490 521
Mali 4,653 4,787 4,665
Malta 7,319 8,136 9,339
Marshall Islands 201 194 261
Mauritania 1,403 1,120 1,725
Mauritius 7,026 7,637 8,484
Mexico 19,326,562 21,182,686 21,412,174
Micronesia, Federated States 181 370 398
Moldova 11,561 10,340 10,088
Monaco 1,249 1,157 1,234
Mongolia 15,380 16,202 18,769
Morocco7 36,968 35,248 39,723
Mozambique 2,546 2,803 2,676
Namibia 2,739 2,749 2,690
Nauru 128 153 162
Nepal 39,062 36,733 39,690
Netherlands8 853,332 890,570 893,210
New Zealand9 371,173 376,671 371,055
Nicaragua 77,049 80,186 78,385
Niger 2,054 1,909 1,822
Nigeria 215,801 221,819 181,000
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia) 11,979 12,307 12,236
Norway 319,594 306,062 291,979
Oman 10,331 10,866 10,738
Pakistan 124,800 129,736 124,207
Palau 91 171 164
Panama 162,076 163,848 177,548
Papua New Guinea 1,122 1,022 1,393
Paraguay 32,283 36,127 34,900
Peru 342,442 347,186 371,948
Philippines 485,524 498,980 514,858
Poland 242,920 265,052 276,937
Portugal 204,627 226,500 229,025
Qatar 16,352 16,779 16,722
Romania 108,786 117,798 126,038
Russia 344,368 290,901 301,321
Rwanda 5,883 6,963 7,908
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13,101 12,936 14,366
Saint Lucia 18,635 18,814 20,787
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,368 12,374 13,529
Samoa 2,459 2,800 3,006
San Marino 751 807 775
Sao Tome and Principe 99 94 75
Saudi Arabia 190,983 182,445 167,228
Senegal 11,287 10,438 11,708
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 35,279 20,031 18,541
Seychelles 465 498 472
Sierra Leone 3,878 3,527 3,603
Singapore 161,433 166,194 178,159
Slovakia 61,425 63,839 69,661
Slovenia 29,360 30,969 34,132
Solomon Islands 335 318 318
Somalia 321 240 154
South Africa 155,696 168,289 167,393
South Sudan 495 641 668
Spain 1,143,548 1,213,431 1,256,743
Sri Lanka 31,478 30,584 28,436
Sudan 4,425 4,663 4,468
Suriname 13,624 13,178 14,487
Sweden 607,993 582,603 517,617
Switzerland 459,938 445,323 427,963
Syria 9,954 6,349 3,746
Taiwan 524,357 539,788 539,980
Tajikistan 2,394 2,196 2,100
Tanzania 8,074 8,535 8,405
Thailand 124,577 127,783 130,777
Timor-Leste 238 212 279
Togo 3,120 3,129 3,338
Tonga 4,276 3,453 3,717
Trinidad and Tobago 195,355 191,501 210,051
Tunisia 14,633 14,624 15,308
Turkey 220,195 205,199 202,923
Turkmenistan 1,791 1,575 1,355
Tuvalu 168 189 183
Uganda 12,914 14,693 15,022
Ukraine 130,093 129,239 129,987
United Arab Emirates 36,630 39,231 40,066
United Kingdom10 5,076,167 5,162,089 5,305,437
Uruguay 85,291 90,563 85,122
Uzbekistan 14,049 12,628 10,929
Vanuatu 245 233 230
Venezuela 583,196 546,021 496,123
Vietnam 134,687 137,360 143,700
Yemen 3,839 1,868 1,530
Zambia 6,071 5,928 5,597
Zimbabwe 11,791 12,396 13,346
Unknown 95,266 85,694 85,917

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 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
3 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.
4 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
5 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
6 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.
7 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.
8 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.
9 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
10 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: October 28, 2020

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