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Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Region and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 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 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2019
Region of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temporary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other Representatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total81,563,13924,102,24049,822,2172,527,6554,106,324454,494511,47138,738
Africa815,177X660,59061,56933,17543,27315,747823
Asia15,100,8646,321,9775,961,5651,376,8351,077,008119,760233,40110,318
Europe18,517,51315,721,3581,414,029420,541692,623166,15198,1994,612
North America38,575,567X35,871,032451,7462,047,46562,877131,13811,309
Oceania1,917,9031,708,09461,64025,80098,54717,7935,442587
South America6,550,198350,8115,789,459184,466152,47442,18824,1916,609
Unknown85,917X63,9026,6985,0322,4523,3534,480

 

Table 28. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Selected Category of Admission and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Year 2019
Country of CitizenshipTotalTourists and Business TravelersStudents and Exchange Visitors3Temporary Workers and Families4Diplomats and Other   Representatives5All Other ClassesUnknown
Visa Waiver1Other2
   Total81,563,13924,102,24049,822,2172,527,6554,106,324454,494511,47138,738
Afghanistan3,200X1,9065293755013444
Albania21,457X17,8022,21539962039130
Algeria16,063X14,19570035068710526
Andorra1,7651,544D765048D-
Angola7,730X5,5521,0552907733822
Antigua and Barbuda17,806X16,71141513735760126
Argentina926,594X882,53612,50223,3605,5281,4181,250
Armenia16,956X14,67080060561625510
Australia61,524,3051,369,85530,57518,55190,29312,7232,24266
Austria235,194208,3669,2356,2518,4112,35356612
Azerbaijan9,418X7,0901,34624768748-
Bahamas310,405X299,4787,4927991,388881367
Bahrain7,506X5,9779449347517-
Bangladesh45,080X33,2987,7361,0052,52946151
Barbados69,585X67,51574444661123831
Belarus25,270X21,4151,1701,67441058021
Belgium330,226297,9348,2375,91013,6083,87263134
Belize33,515X30,1017062491,1791,26416
Benin3,092X2,20327073504375
Bhutan1,244X6892302028916-
Bolivia81,073X75,5072,8419171,24949267
Bosnia and Herzegovina10,995X8,2051,2242924757945
Botswana3,237X2,324381D36688D
Brazil2,417,221X2,255,15878,10166,29310,2715,2152,183
Brunei1,5231,0141381253719712-
Bulgaria47,275X35,0466,3032,2771,0562,55043
Burkina Faso5,356X4,06645998672DD
Burma12,679X8,6552,1871393411,357-
Burundi1,608X98730316288113
Cabo Verde4,663X4,158928718312815
Cambodia7,787X5,72397411051045614
Cameroon11,992X9,3877753061,34316417
Canada13,926,155X12,527,074209,6071,092,19416,68779,2281,365
Central African Republic440X246312412874
Chad1,085X624963343154
Chile471,793350,81193,10110,66611,5943,7321,83653
China, People's Republic7,83,256,1872,4152,457,874652,259117,2178,27713,4764,669
Colombia1,108,458X1,031,93435,78924,25510,1145,3141,052
Comoros168X83D-73D-
Congo, Democratic Republic9,724X7,7477721449507239
Congo, Republic1,617X1,0641045837696
Costa Rica363,877X350,4394,4796,2771,5431,08059
Cote d'Ivoire9,968X7,3941,1611441,14211314
Croatia39,935X30,9692,5431,6756704,06414
Cuba64,510X60,0482476934485932,481
Cyprus13,396X11,5561,140410215696
Czechia147,310128,8566,1785,5274,9631,51326211
Denmark9349,665317,6838,8096,40511,5624,53962839
Djibouti391X14920D212D4
Dominica6,652X5,507596D145272D
Dominican Republic516,384X490,21312,1398,1242,1153,319474
Ecuador480,255X461,59111,1883,0082,4601,681327
Egypt105,571X88,0068,1194,4944,26762956
El Salvador245,090X235,5403,2982,5251,7661,603358
Equatorial Guinea1,854X1,1642999378DD
Eritrea1,193X9426416766134
Estonia29,67325,7309211,0528538642494
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)1,483X925214432671717
Ethiopia25,594X20,8092,2425461,36059740
Fiji11,943X10,3621356356880411
Finland167,146150,0403,4583,5146,8492,84940729
France102,336,3812,121,62538,03353,619103,59415,1253,996389
Gabon2,476X1,7093182440898
Gambia2,384X1,754160423248321
Georgia13,272X9,4251,6604291,09264620
Germany2,328,3652,084,66471,27554,28791,18719,4026,934616
Ghana38,328X30,7383,9171,0842,11344036
Greece111,78287,5208,2616,8224,9021,6042,65122
Grenada14,451X12,9872612793355854
Guatemala321,061X305,3263,6788,3672,2131,029448
Guinea3,578X2,92011346396994
Guinea-Bissau273X14619-1053-
Guyana62,224X59,8475401055381,15638
Haiti140,909X135,5711,5496859432,027134
Holy See129X23D496DD
Honduras242,057X226,8974,9303,2521,6305,019329
Hungary127,016110,9064,1734,8794,6401,76763318
Iceland71,40363,5694,0271,5271,1315206245
India2,316,025X1,443,536201,472611,8489,66448,614891
Indonesia154,598X105,80913,0452,3494,34528,99159
Iran5,843X9294,506692294565
Iraq17,668X15,49179014193029323
Ireland644,352588,91112,15012,91026,8182,2821,152129
Israel466,595X416,79515,16921,56912,346490226
Italy1,479,1461,333,90838,35433,95156,45810,1086,133234
Jamaica376,270X334,01214,79919,1981,5886,533140
Japan3,916,1083,615,82924,88264,218186,75817,0375,8591,525
Jordan52,060X39,9424,6761,3085,67941738
Kazakhstan33,346X24,5616,6191,04095116213
Kenya43,509X33,5754,1641,1093,65099219
Kiribati768X21647D151334D
Korea, North87X821438-16
Korea, South2,352,3422,111,85555,676122,86750,9017,8552,895293
Kosovo5,253X3,529868D610148D
Kuwait56,461X39,26215,6262011,359DD
Kyrgyzstan5,016X3,57094552338111-
Laos2,532X1,6283032726230012
Latvia28,27822,8871,5721,0938387561,1293
Lebanon48,458X40,7274,0102,1451,34618941
Lesotho718X41888D18116D
Liberia4,341X3,0752664678515514
Libya842X10632257347DD
Liechtenstein2,0351,82051D6359D-
Lithuania48,84841,2971,5123,0731,62094538912
Luxembourg16,35114,86445533430235739-
Madagascar2,387X1,482225274422074
Malawi3,262X2,077395806031043
Malaysia108,76448890,4939,7075,6551,3251,04254
Maldives521X24946620713-
Mali4,665X3,7313871004142112
Malta9,3398,15738621630923932-
Marshall Islands261X67DD1215013
Mauritania1,725X1,20711425368DD
Mauritius8,484X5,4976192102771,8756
Mexico21,412,174X20,291,145175,416897,18226,02017,7944,617
Micronesia, Federated States398X459-1534187
Moldova10,088X8,0249034134962448
Monaco1,23499863D5671D-
Mongolia18,769X14,3413,0145846371858
Morocco1139,723X32,8562,9349502,32560355
Mozambique2,676X1,823233111445559
Namibia2,690X2,00222664311834
Nauru1622242DD93-D
Nepal39,690X29,5586,6101,4991,12684750
Netherlands12893,210813,88821,86113,56628,11112,5792,955250
New Zealand13371,055338,16213,3196,6508,0032,9701,683268
Nicaragua78,385X72,1211,2161,6626362,66882
Niger1,822X1,12919448431146
Nigeria181,000X162,50010,9923,5273,05686758
North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia)12,236X8,6801,9533434957614
Norway291,979263,5797,9588,0896,5325,28451720
Oman10,738X5,0764,3961351,100DD
Pakistan124,207X103,43912,2535,4962,507409103
Palau164X26D-99D35
Panama177,548X165,6346,0001,7531,4332,534194
Papua New Guinea1,393558661413021190-
Paraguay34,900X31,5181,89641692410541
Peru371,948X338,72517,4585,7494,2275,246543
Philippines514,858X369,12813,87814,2944,616112,592350
Poland276,937X245,82711,77310,1263,8615,228122
Portugal229,025207,7725,7484,4297,2751,9571,81529
Qatar16,722X12,7431,756352,166193
Romania126,038X100,11710,2995,7242,3087,52961
Russia301,321X256,11817,99815,1374,1737,770125
Rwanda7,908X4,6682,0031451,008804
Saint Kitts and Nevis14,366X13,66440195162395
Saint Lucia20,787X18,5333961613081,3809
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13,529X11,566175293041,4505
Samoa3,006X2,6078229155133-
San Marino775711D18D33--
Sao Tome and Principe75X178-46DD
Saudi Arabia167,228X101,67155,0021,6888,8164011
Senegal11,708X9,1898222381,32612112
Serbia and Montenegro (former)18,541X14,4701,8536143661,2317
Seychelles472X31423D11811D
Sierra Leone3,603X2,76621521507895
Singapore178,159149,3812,71411,4629,5394,161736166
Slovakia69,66159,5272,8024,0362,28975024710
Slovenia34,13230,2751,2481,016977481DD
Solomon Islands318X1812349416-
Somalia154X5327D665D
South Africa167,393X135,1148,59315,9112,2985,329148
South Sudan668X320130718031-
Spain1,256,7431,122,06325,16945,02252,6669,1032,599121
Sri Lanka28,436X21,9282,7181,4379791,35717
Sudan4,468X3,3684851004692620
Suriname14,487X13,711165812982293
Sweden517,617466,46515,01012,17617,8145,14393772
Switzerland427,963387,28515,5089,70011,4343,27072838
Syria3,746X3,220300411183730
Taiwan539,980440,99527,13548,17220,567851,7591,267
Tajikistan2,100X1,35544460221DD
Tanzania8,405X6,4211,1152155451027
Thailand130,777X99,69421,3893,0073,2433,38955
Timor-Leste279X7259D143D-
Togo3,338X2,62019739397823
Tonga3,717X3,17512898254584
Trinidad and Tobago210,051X200,9503,2023,2281,0661,54263
Tunisia15,308X11,5671,4755861,24342512
Turkey202,923X157,74927,51610,9634,1382,49265
Turkmenistan1,355X81432725180DD
Tuvalu183X50D-11415D
Uganda15,022X10,8201,3447041,95817917
Ukraine129,987X99,1246,0309,2661,76113,73076
United Arab Emirates40,066X32,0274,828723,0883615
United Kingdom145,305,4374,758,514252,16855,822179,27040,88116,7881,994
Uruguay85,122X80,2201,2521,6011,525268256
Uzbekistan10,929X7,9941,9482356361097
Vanuatu230X1091758712-
Venezuela496,123X465,61112,06815,0951,3221,231796
Vietnam143,700X109,77526,2772,8501,7842,92985
Yemen1,530X57353658327288
Zambia5,597X3,8916201128571143
Zimbabwe13,346X8,6921,6587478861,34815
Unknown85,917X63,9026,6985,0322,4523,3534,480

X Not applicable.
D Data withheld to limit disclosure.
- Represents zero.
1 Includes GMB, 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: 01/26/2021
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