U.S. Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate by Country 2021

This relates to the US visa acceptance and refusal rate in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for all types of nonimmigrant applications such as B1/B2, H1B, F1, J1, C1, K1 etc. The post also provides the details of the US B1B2 visitor visa adjusted acceptance and rejection rate by country in 2018 and 2021.

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US Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate by Country

US Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Acceptance and Rejection Rate

In FY2021, 3,148,323 applications decided for US non-immigrant visas (NIVs) such as B1B2 visitor, F1 student, H2A work, C1/D transit, J1 exchange visitor etc. 356,240 applications denied and 2,792,083 US non-immigration visas (NIVs) issued. Therefore, the US visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 88.68% and 11.32%, respectively.

US Visa Acceptance and Denial Rate 2020

In FY2020, 5,361,338 applications decided for US non-immigrant visas. 1,348,128 applications denied and 4,013,210 US non-immigration visas (NIVs) issued. Therefore, the US visa success and refusal rate in 2020 were 74.85% and 25.15%, respectively.

US Visa Approval and Refusal Rate 2019

In FY2019, 11,734,505 applications decided for US non-immigrant visas. 2,992,437 applications denied and 8,742,068 US non-immigration visas (NIVs) issued. Therefore, the US visa approval and denial in 2019 were 74.50% and 25.50%, respectively.

US Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate 2018

During FY2018, US foreign service posts issued a total 9.5m of immigrant and non-immigrant visas (incl. B1/B2/Border Crossing Cards). The US foreign service posts (i.e. embassies and consulates) issue nonimmigrant visas. Therefore, the nonimmigrant visas nearly comprise 95% of the visas issued by US embassies and consulates. Accordingly, in 2018 a total of 12.76m decisions made for nonimmigrant visa (NIV), 9m NIV issued and 3.73m applications refused. Therefore, the US visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2018 was 70.53% and 29.25%, respectively.

US Visa Approval and Denial Rate by Country
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    US Visa Acceptance and Refusal Rate 2019, 2020, 2021

    US B-Type Visitor Visa Approval Rate

    The US B1 visa is for business meetings and related activities. In 2021, 15,199 applications decided for B1 visa. 1,750 applications rejected and 13,449 B1 business visas issued. Therefore, the US B1 business visitor visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 88.49% and 11.51%, respectively.

    B2 visa is for tourism and meeting family in the USA. In 2021, 4,278 applications decided for B2 visa. 1,786 applications rejected and 2,492 B2 tourist visas issued. Therefore, the US B2 tourist visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 were 58.25% and 41.75%, respectively.

    Instead of applying for B1 or B2, a vast majority of applicants apply for the B1B2 combination visa. In 2021, 979,573 applications decided for B1B2 visa. 164,616 applications rejected and 814,957 B1B2 tourist visas issued. Therefore, the US B1B2 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 83.20% and 16.80%, respectively.

    Instead of B1B2 visa, Mexican citizens visiting the US apply for B1/B2/BCC combination cards or B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil). In 2021, 489,166 applications decided for B1/B2/BCC Combination cards. 18,665 applications rejected and 470,501 B1/B2/BCC Combination Cards issued to Mexicans. Therefore, the US B1/B2/BCC Combination Cards success and refusal rate in 2021 were 96.18% and 3.82%, respectively.

    In 2021, 46,515 applications decided for B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil). 4,127 applications rejected and 42,388 B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil) issued to Mexicans. Therefore, the US B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil) approval and refusal rate in 2021 were 91.13% and 8.87%, respectively.

    US B-Type Visa Rejection Rate 2018

    In 2018, 6.81m B-Type visas issued, 3.17m applications refused. The US B-Type visitor visa refusal rate in 2018 was 31.82%. The US B1 business, B2 tourist, B1B2 Combination visa rejection rate in 2018 was 27.92%, 29.54%, and 32.39%, respectively. US B1/B2/BCC combination cards and B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil) rejection rate in 2018 was 29.56% and 13.34%, respectively.

    U.S. B1B2 Visitor Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate 2021

    H-Type Work Visas US

    The US H1B visa is for Temporary Worker of distinguished merit and ability other than as a registered nurse. In 2021, 66,307 applications decided for US H1B work visa. 4,738 applications denied and 61,569 H1B visas issued. Therefore, the US H1B work visa acceptance and rejection rate were 92.85% and 7.15%, respectively.

    The US H1B1 work visa is for Free Trade Agreement Professionals. In 2021, 1,621 applications decided for US H1B1 work visa. 35 applications rejected and 1,586 H1B1 visas issued. Therefore, the US H1B1 work visa approval and refusal rate were 97.84% and 2.16%, respectively.

    The US H2A visa is for Temporary Worker performing agricultural services. In 2021, 269,763 applications decided for US H2A work visa. 11,865 applications denied and 257,898 H2A visas issued. Therefore, the US H2A work visa acceptance and rejection rate were 95.60% and 4.40%, respectively.

    The US H2B visa is for Temporary Worker performing other services. In 2021, 100,964 applications decided for US H2B work visa. 5,911 applications refused and 95,053 H2B visas issued. Therefore, the US H2B work visa approval and rejection rate were 94.15% and 5.85%, respectively.

    The US H3 visa for Trainees. In 2021, 445 applications decided for US H3 work visa. 63 applications denied and 382 H3 visas issued. Therefore, the US H3 work visa acceptance and rejection rate were 85.84% and 14.16%, respectively.

    The US H4 visa is for Spouse or Child of H1B/B1/C workers, H2A/B workers, or H3 trainees. In 2021, 58,051 applications decided for US H4 visa. 2,607 applications denied and 55,444 H4 visas issued. Therefore, the US H4 visa acceptance and rejection rate were 95.51% and 4.49%, respectively.

    US H-Type Work Visa Refusal Rate 2018

    During 2018, 593,191 US H Type work visa issued, and 108,772 applications refused. The US H-Type visa rejection rate for nonimmigrant work visa in 2018 was 15.5%. In 2018, 83,435 decisions waived. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for work visa could be lower than 15.5%.

    During 2018, the US H1B, H1B1, H2A, H2B, H3, and H4 visa refusal rate was 22.24%, 12.55%, 10.59%, 10.87%, 24.76%, and 15.15%, respectively.

    US H1B H2A Work Visa Approval and Denial Rate 2021

    F-Type Student Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate 2021

    In 2021, 446,422 applications decided for US F1 Student visa for academic or language training program.  88,583 applications denied and 357,839 F1 Student visas issued. Therefore, the US F1 student visa acceptance and rejection rate were 80.16% and 19.84%, respectively.

    During 2021, 29,295 applications decided for US F2 Spouse or Child of Student. 9,475 applications denied and 19,820 F2 visas issued to Spouses or Children of Students studying academic or language training program in the USA. Therefore, the US F2 visa acceptance and rejection rate were 67.66% and 32.34%, respectively.

    US F1 Visa Approval and Refusal Rate 2020

    In 2020, 161,877 applications decided for US F1 Student visa for academic or language training program.  50,490 applications denied and 111,387 F1 Student visas issued. Therefore, the US F1 student visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2020 were 68.81% and 31.19%, respectively.

    During 2020, 14,616applications decided for US F2 Spouse or Child of Student. 4,798 applications denied and 9,818 F2 visas issued to Spouses or Children of Students studying academic or language training program in the USA. Therefore, the US F2 visa acceptance and rejection rate were 67.17% and 32.83%, respectively.

    US F1 Visa Acceptance and Denial Rate 2019

    In 2019, 488,075 applications decided for US F1 Student visa for academic or language training program. 123,871 applications denied and 364,204 F1 Student visas issued. Therefore, the US F1 student visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2019 were 74.62% and 25.38%, respectively.

    During 2019, 35,009 applications decided for US F2 Spouse or Child of Student. 10,374 applications denied and 24,635 F2 visas issued to Spouses or Children of Students studying academic or language training program in the USA. Therefore, the US F2 visa acceptance and rejection rate 2019 was 70.37% and 29.63%, respectively. 

    US F1 Student Visa Refusal Rate 2018

    During 2018, a total of 600,164 applications for US student visa and their spouse and children decided. Accordingly, a total of 389,579 US student visas issued and 210,585 applications refused. In 2018, the US student visa refusal rate was 35%. The US F1 Student (academic or language training program) visa denial rate was 34.97%. The F2 Spouse or Child of Student visa rejection rate was 36.62% In 2018, 73.6K US student visa refusal decisions were waived. Therefore, the adjusted US student visa refusal rate in 2018 could be lower than 35%.

    US F1 Student Visa Acceptance Rate 2021

    J-Type Exchange Visitor Visa US

    Research scholars and professors around the world wish to visit the USA for acquiring expert learning and training. Therefore, to enable such individuals, the US offers the J-1 exchange visitor visa for participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training in the USA.

    US J1 and J2 Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate 2021

    In 2021, 141,511 applications decided for US J1 Exchange Visitor visa. 11,849 applications denied and 129,662 J1 Exchange Visitor visas issued. Therefore, the US J1 Exchange Visitor visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 91.63% and 8.37%, respectively.

    During 2021, 20,143 applications decided for US J2 Spouse or Child of Exchange Visitors. 1,182 applications denied and 18,961 J2 visas issued to Spouses or Children of Exchange Visitors. Therefore, the US J2 visa acceptance and rejection rate were 94.13% and 5.87%, respectively.

    US J-Type Exchange Visitor Visa Denial Rate

    During 2018, 455,983 applications for the J-Type exchange visitors and their spouse and children decided. Accordingly, 382,219 US exchange visitor visas issued, and 73,764 applications refused. The US visa rejection rate 2018 for exchange visitors was 16.18%. During 2018, 44,538 decisions waived. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for exchange visitors could be lower than 16.18%.

    In 2018, the J1 Exchange Visitor and J2 Spouse or Child of Exchange Visitors denial rate was 15.58% and 21.02%, respectively.

    Transit Visa

    The US C-Type visa is for persons in transit and D-Type visa is for crewmembers. Since the purpose of both C and D Type visas is quite similar, therefore, most of the applicants apply for a C1/D combination visa.

    The C1 visa is for Person in Transit. In 2021, 4,448 applications decided for US C1 Transit visa. 658 applications denied and 3,790 C1 Transit visas issued. Therefore, the US C1 Transit visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 85.21% and 14.79%, respectively.

    The C2 visa is for Person in Transit to UN HQs. In 2021, 10 applications decided for C2 Transit visa. 6 applications denied and 4 C2 visas issued. Therefore, the US C2 Transit visa success and refusal rate in 2021 were 40% and 60%, respectively.

    The C3 visa is for Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee in Transit. In 2021, 2,584 applications decided for US C3 Transit visa. 77 applications denied and 2,507 C3 transit visas issued. Therefore, the US C3 transit visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 97.02% and 2.98%, respectively.

    The D-type visa is for Crew Members. In 2021, 2,626 applications decided for US D-Type visa. 128 applications denied and 2,497 US D-Type visas issued. Therefore, the US D-Type transit visa approval and denial rate in 2021 were 95.09% and 4.91%, respectively.

    The C1/D Combination visa for Transit or Crew Member. In 2021, 162,911 applications decided for US C1/D Combination visa. 4,893 applications denied and 158,018 US C1/D transit visas issued. Therefore, the US C1/D transit visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 97.00% and 3.00%, respectively.

    US C and D Types Transit Visa Rejection Rate 2018

    During 2018, 311,298 transit visas issued, 34,227 applications refused. Accordingly, the US transit visa rejection rate was 9.91%. In 2018, US C1, C1/D, C2, C3, and D visa rejection rates were 28.86%, 9.16%, 50.00%, 5.11%, and 11.75%, respectively.

    L-Type Intracompany Transferee

    The US L1 visa is for Intracompany Transferee (executive, managerial, and specialized personnel continuing employment with international firm or corporation). In 2021, 26,406 applications decided for US L1 Intracompany Transferee visa. 1,543 applications denied and 24,863 L1 visas issued. Therefore, the US L1 Intracompany Transferee visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 94.16% and 5.84%, respectively.

    The US L2 visa is for Spouse or Child of Intracompany Transferee. In 2021, 31,651 applications decided for US L2 visa. 1,297 applications denied and 30,354 L2 visas issued. Therefore, the US L2 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 95.90% and 4.10%, respectively. 

    US L-Type Intracompany Transferee Visa Refusal Rate 2018

    During 2018, a total of 181,116 applications for US L-type intracompany transferee visa decided. Accordingly, 153,099 L-type visas issued, and 28,017 applications rejected. The US intracompany transferee visa refusal rate in 2018 was 15.47%. In 2018, 16,635 intracompany transferee refusal decisions waived. Therefore, the adjusted US L-type visa rejection rate could be lower than 15.47%. 

    The US L1 and L2 visa rejection rate in 2018 was 18.01% and 12.92%, respectively.

    K-Type Fiancé(e) Visa

    The US K1 visa is for Fiancé(e) of U.S. Citizens. In 2021, 23,373 applications decided for US K1 Fiancé(e) visa. 4,155 applications denied and 19,218 K1 visas issued. Therefore, the US K1 Fiancé(e) visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 82.22% and 17.78%, respectively.

    The US K2 visa for Child of K1 {Fiancé(e) of U.S. Citizens)}. In 2021, 2,807 applications decided for US K2 visa. 108 applications denied and 2,699 K1 visas issued. Therefore, the US K2 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 96.15% and 3.85%, respectively.

    The US K3 visa for Certain Spouses of U.S. Citizens. In 2021, 5 applications decided for US K3 visa. 3 applications denied and 2 K3 visas issued. Therefore, the US K3 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 40.00% and 60.00%, respectively.

    The US K4 visa is for Child of K3 (Certain Spouses of U.S. Citizens). In 2021, no application decided for US K4 visa.

    Please note: the US K1-K4 visas are more akin to an immigrant visa.

    US Fiancé(e) Visa Rejection Rate 2018

    During 2018, a total of 49,204 applications decided for US K-type fiancé(e) visa. Accordingly, 28,662 fiancé(e) visas issued, and 20,542 applications refused. Therefore, the US visa rejection rate for K-type fiancé(e) visa during 2018 was 41.75%. In 2018, 11,407 decisions waived. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for the US fiancé(e) visa could be lower than 41.75%.

    In 2018, US K1 Fiancé(e), K2 Child of Fiancé(e), and K3 visa refusal rates were 42.99%, 32.41%, and 82.35%, respectively.

    Other Non-Immigrant Visas (NIVs)

    The US visa acceptance and rejections rates for other NIVs are as under:

    US A-Type Visa Acceptance and Rejection Rate 2021

    The US A1 visa is for Ambassador, Public Ministers, Career Diplomats, Consuls, and their Immediate Family Members. In 2021, 9,764 applications decided for US A1 visa. 593 applications denied and 9,171 A1 Transit visas issued. Therefore, the US A1 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 93.93% and 6.07%, respectively.

    The US A2 visa is for Other Foreign Government Officials or Employees, and their Immediate Family Members. In 2021, 50,424 applications decided for US A2 visa. 3,397 applications denied and 47,027 A2 visas issued. Therefore, the US A2 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 93.26% and 6.74%, respectively.

    The US A3 visa for Attendants, Servants, or Personal Employees of A1 and A2, and their Immediate Family Members. In 2021, 820 applications decided for US A3 visa. 124 applications denied and 696 A3 visas issued. Therefore, the US A3 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 84.88% and 15.12%, respectively.

    E-Type Treaty Visa

    The US E1 visa is for Treaty Traders, their Spouses, and Children. In 2021, 5,149 applications decided for US E1 visa. 298 applications denied and 4,851 E1 Treaty Treader visas issued. Therefore, the US E1 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 94.21% and 5.79%, respectively.

    The US E2 visa is for Treaty Investors, their Spouses, and Children. In 2021, 35,812 applications decided for US E2 visa. 2,683 applications denied and 33,129 E2 Treaty Investor visas issued. Therefore, the US E2 visa acceptance and rejection rate in 2021 were 92.51% and 7.49%, respectively.

    The US E2C visa for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands investor, spouse, and children. In 2021, 20 applications decided for US E2C visa. No application rejected and 20 E2C visas issued. Therefore, the US E2C visa acceptance rate in 2021 was 100.00%.

    The US E3 visa is for Australian Specialty Occupation Professionals. In 2021, 2,389 applications decided for US E3 visa. 80 applications rejected and 2,309 E3 visas issued. Therefore, the US E3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 80 96.65% and 3.35%, respectively.

    The US E3D visa is for Spouses or Children of Australian Specialty Occupation Professionals. In 2021, 1,664 applications decided for US E3D visas. 41 applications rejected and 1,623 E3D visas issued. Therefore, the US E3D visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 97.54% and 2.46%, respectively.

    The US E3R visa is for Returning Australian Specialty Occupation Professionals. In 2021, 1,106 applications decided for US E3R visas. 14 applications rejected and 1,092 E3R visas issued. Therefore, the US E3R visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 98.73% and 1.27%, respectively.

    G-Type Visa

    The US G1 visa is for Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, staff, and immediate family. In 2021, 5,503 applications decided for US G1 visas. 475 applications rejected and 5,028 G1 visas issued. Therefore, the US G1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 91.37% and 8.63%, respectively.

    The US G2 is for other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and immediate family. In 2021, 4,141 applications decided for US G2 visas. 369 applications rejected and 3,772 G2 visas issued. Therefore, the US G2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 91.09% and 8.91%, respectively.

    The US G3 visa is for Representative of non-recognized or nonmember foreign government to international organization, and immediate family. In 2021, 177 applications decided for US G3 visas. 6 applications rejected and 171 G3 visas issued. Therefore, the US G3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 96.61% and 3.39%, respectively.

    The US G4 visa is for international organization officer or employee, and immediate family. In 2021, 15,488 applications decided for US G4 visas. 472 applications rejected and 15,016 G4 visas issued. Therefore, the US G4 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 96.95% and 3.05%, respectively.

    The US G5 visa is for attendants, servants, or personal employees of G1 through G4 and their immediate family. In 2021, 106 applications decided for US G5 visas. 23 applications rejected and 83 G5 visas issued. Therefore, the US G5 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 78.30% and 21.70%, respectively.

    M-Type Vocational Student

    The US M1 visa for Vocational and other non-academic students. In 2021, 5,819 applications decided for US G5 visas. 1,265 applications rejected and 4,554 M1 visas issued. Therefore, the US M1 vocational student visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 78.26% and 21.74%, respectively.

    The US M2 visa for Spouse or Child of Vocational Student. In 2021, 295 applications decided for US G5 visas. 76 applications rejected and 219 M2 visas issued. Therefore, the US M2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 74.24% and 25.76%, respectively.

    The US M3 visa for Border commuter vocational or non-academic students. In 2021, no application decided for US M3 visa.

    NATO

    The US NATO1 visa is for Principal permanent representatives of member states to NATO (including any of its subsidiary bodies) resident in the U.S., and resident members of official staff, principal NATO officers, and their immediate family. In 2021, 26 applications decided and 26 NATO1 visas granted.

    The US NATO2 visa is for other representatives of member states to NATO (including any of its subsidiary bodies), and immediate family, dependents of member of a force entering in accordance with provisions of NATO agreements; members of such force if issued visas. . In 2021, 7,031 applications decided for US NATO2 visas. 54 applications rejected and 6,977 NATO2 visas issued. Therefore, the US NATO2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 99.23% and 0.77%, respectively.

    The US NATO3 visa for Official clerical staff accompanying a representative of member state to NATO, and immediate family. In 2021, 1 application decided and 1 NATO3 visa granted.

    The US NATO4 visa is for Officials of NATO (other than those classifiable as NATO1), and immediate family. In 2021, 70 applications decided and 70 NATO4 visas granted.

    The US NATO5 visa is for Experts, other than NATO4 officials, employed in missions on behalf of NATO, and their dependents. In 2021, 10 applications decided and 10 NATO5 visas granted.

    The US NATO6 visa is for Members of a civilian component accompanying a force entering in accordance with the provisions of NATO agreements, and their dependents. In 2021, 505 applications decided for US NATO6 visas. 9 applications rejected and 496 NATO6 visas issued. Therefore, the US NATO6 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 98.22% and 1.78%, respectively.

    The US NATO7 visa for attendants, servants, or personal employees of NATO1 through NATO6, and their immediate family. In 2021, 2 applications decided and 2 NATO7 visas granted.

    O-Type Extraordinary Ability

    The US O1 visa for Person with extraordinary ability in the sciences, art, education, business, or athletics. In 2021, 7,933 applications decided for US O1 visas. 639 applications rejected and 7,294 O1 visas issued. Therefore, the US O1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 91.95% and 8.05%, respectively.

    The US O2 visa for Person accompanying and assisting in the artistic or athletic performance by O1. In 2021, 3,090 applications decided for US O2 visas. 220 applications rejected and 2,870 O2 visas issued. Therefore, the US O2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 92.88% and 7.12%, respectively.

    The US O3 visa for Spouse or child of O1 or O2. In 2021, 3,044 applications decided for US O3 visas. 206 applications rejected and 2,838 O3 visas issued. Therefore, the US O3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 93.23% and 6.77%, respectively.

    P-Type Internationally Recognized Athlete or Artist

    The US P1 visa for Internationally recognized athlete or member of an internationally recognized entertainment group. In 2021, 9,240 applications decided for US P1 visas. 415 applications rejected and 8,825 P1 visas issued. Therefore, the US P1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 95.51% and 4.49%, respectively.

    The US P2 visa for Artists or Entertainers in a reciprocal exchange program. In 2021, 14 applications decided for US P2 visas. 1 application rejected and 13 P2 visas issued. Therefore, the US P2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 92.86% and 7.14%, respectively.

    The US P3 visa for Artists or Entertainers in a culturally unique program. In 2021, 940 applications decided for US P3 visas. 197 applications rejected and 743 P3 visas issued. Therefore, the US P3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 79.04% and 20.96%, respectively.

    The US P4 visa is for Spouse or child of P1, P2, or P3. In 2021, 1,027 applications decided for US P4 visas. 55 applications rejected and 972 P4 visas issued. Therefore, the US P4 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 94.64% and 5.36%, respectively.

    T-Type Victim of Trafficking

    The US T1 visa for victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons. In 2021, 34 applications decided for US T1 visas. 2 applications rejected and 32 T1 visas issued. Therefore, the US T1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 94.12% and 5.88%, respectively.

    The US T2 is for Spouse of T1. In 2021, 187 applications decided for US T2 visas. 14 applications rejected and 173 T2 visas issued. Therefore, the US T2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 92.51% and 7.49%, respectively.

    The US T3 visa for Child of T1. In 2021, 29 applications decided for US T3 visas. 1 application rejected and 28 T3 visas issued. Therefore, the US T3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 96.55% and 3.45%, respectively.

    The US T4 visa is for Parent of T1 under 21 years of age. In 2021, 33 applications decided for US T4 visas. 4 applications rejected and 29 T4 visas issued. Therefore, the US T4 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 87.88% and 12.12%, respectively.

    The US T5 visa for unmarried sibling under age 18 of T1 under 21 years of age. In 2021, 17 applications decided and 17 US T5 visas issued.

    S-Type Informants

    The US S5 visa is for Informant possessing critical reliable information concerning criminal organization or enterprise. In 2021, no S5 was issued.

    The US S6 visa is for Informant possessing critical reliable information concerning terrorist organization, enterprise, or operation. In 2021, no S6 was issued.

    The US S7 visa is for Spouse, married or unmarried son or daughter, or parent of S5 of S6. In 2021, no S7 was issued.

    U-Type Victim of Criminal Activity

    The US U1 visa is for Victim of criminal activity. In 2021, 217 applications decided for US U1 visas. 79 applications rejected and 138 U1 visas issued. Therefore, the US U1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 63.59% and 36.41%, respectively.

    The US U2 visa is for Spouse of U1. In 2021, 139 applications decided for US U2 visas. 43 applications rejected and 96 U2 visas issued. Therefore, the US U2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 69.06% and 30.94%, respectively.

    The US U3 visa for Child of U1. In 2021, 1,046 applications decided for US U3 visas. 152 applications rejected and 894 U3 visas issued. Therefore, the US U3 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 85.47% and 14.53%, respectively.

    The US U4 visa is for Parent of U1 under 21 years of age. In 2021, 27 applications decided for US U4 visas. 10 applications rejected and 17 U4 visas issued. Therefore, the US U4 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 62.96% and 37.04%, respectively.

    The US U5 visa for Unmarried sibling under age 18 of U1 under 21 years of age. In 2021, 26 applications decided for US U5 visas. 6 applications rejected and 20 U5 visas issued. Therefore, the US U5 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 76.92% and 23.08%, respectively.

    Q-Type Cultural Exchange Program

    The US Q1 visa is for Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program. In 2021, 124 applications decided for US Q1 visas. 26 applications rejected and 98 US Q1 visas issued. Therefore, the US Q1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 79.03% and 20.97%, respectively.

    US I-Type Visa

    The US I-Type Visa for Representative of foreign information media, spouse, and children. In 2021, 4,890 applications decided for US I-Type visas. 340 applications rejected and 4,550 US I-Type visas issued. Therefore, the US I-Type visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 93.05% and 6.95%, respectively.

    R-Type Religious Occupation

    The US R1 visa is for Person in a religious occupation. In 2021, 2,275 applications decided for US R1 visas. 333 applications rejected and 1,942 R1 visas issued. Therefore, the US R1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 85.36% and 14.64%, respectively.

    The US R2 visa is for Spouse or Child of R1. In 2021, 1,044 applications decided for US R2 visas. 209 applications rejected and 835 R2 visas issued. Therefore, the US R2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 79.98% and 20.02%, respectively.

    US NAFTA Professional Visas

    The US TN visa is for NAFTA professionals. In 2021, 27,607 applications decided for US TN NAFTA visas. 2,704 applications rejected and 24,903 TN visas issued. Therefore, the US TN visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 90.21% and 9.79%, respectively.

    The US TD visa for Spouse or Child of TN NAFT Professionals. In 2021, 12,369 applications decided for US TD visas. 449 applications rejected and 11,920 TD visas issued. Therefore, the US TD visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 96.37% and 3.63%, respectively.

    Special Immigrants

    The US N8 visa is for Parent of SK3 or SN3 special immigrants. In 2021, 15 applications decided for US N8 visas. 5 applications rejected and 10 N8 visas issued. Therefore, the US N8 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 66.67% and 33.33%, respectively.

    The US N9 visa is for Child of N8 or of SK1, SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2, or SN4 special immigrants. In 2021, 2 applications decided for US N9 visas. 1 application rejected and 1 N9 visa issued. Therefore, the US N9 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 50.00% and 50.00%, respectively.

    US CW Visa

    The US CW1 visa is for Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands transitional workers. In 2021, 423 applications decided for US CW1 visas. 23 applications rejected and 400 CW1 visas issued. Therefore, the US CW1 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 94.56% and 5.44%, respectively.

    The US CW2 visa is for Spouse or Child of CW1. In 2021, 135 applications decided for US CW2 visas. 6 applications rejected and 129 CW2 visas issued. Therefore, the US CW2 visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 was 95.56% and 4.44%, respectively.

    US Visa Acceptance Rate by Country 2021

    US B Visa Adjusted Refusal Rate by Country 2021

    The US B1B2 visa acceptance and rejection rates varies from country to country. For a few countries, the US visa acceptance rate is as high as 95%. However, for most of the countries the US B visa acceptance rate is more than 75%.

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was more than 90% for Argentina 97.69%, Papua New Guinea 96.55%, Peru 95.89%, Mexico 95.77%, Dominican Republic 95.67%, Croatia 95.35%, Japan 95.31%, Israel 95.08%, Hong Kong S.A.R. 94.72%, Indonesia 94.17%, Austria 93.71%, Suriname 93.58%, Trinidad and Tobago 92.95%, Malaysia 92.79%, Guatemala 92.74%, Tanzania 92.73%, Ethiopia 92.48%, The Bahamas, 92.09%, Costa Rica 92.03%, Panama 91.71%, Norway 91.35%, Uruguay 91.18%, Eswatini 91.11%, United Arab Emirates 91.07%, Estonia 90.91%, Montenegro 90.70%, Zimbabwe 90.69%, Singapore 90.28%, and Mauritius 90.08%.

    US Visa Acceptance Rate by Country 2021 (More than 80%)

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was more than 80% (but less than 90%) for Philippines 89.80%, Namibia 89.29%, Albania 89.22%, Greece 89.14%, Slovakia 89.13%, Bolivia 88.70%, Vietnam 88.68%, Qatar 88.31%, Great Britain and Northern Ireland 88.03%, Malawi 87.88%, India 87.75%, Azerbaijan 87.73, Honduras 87.62%, Macau. 87.50%, Kosovo 87.49%, Taiwan 87.35%, Nicaragua 87.28%, New Zealand 87.26%, Barbados 87.07%, Serbia 86.73%, Paraguay 86.67%, Chile 86.58%, Saudi Arabia 86.57%, Turkey 86.30%, Brazil 85.75%, and Australia 85.73%, Cyprus 84.91%, Ukraine 84.85%, Slovenia 84.81%, Ecuador 84.32%, Italy 84.14%, Latvia 84.09%, Lithuania 84.09%, Czech Republic 83.76%, Oman 83.55%, Finland 83.49%, Zambia 83.46%, Belgium 83.43%, Antigua and Barbuda 83.34%, Hungary 83.33%, Malta 83.33%, Belarus 83.19%, Togo 83.02%, Romania 82.97%, St Lucia 82.53%, Ghana 82.51%, South Africa 82.33%, Portugal 82.14%, Korea, South 81.97%, Kuwait 81.82%, Spain 81.71%, Bulgaria 81.60%, Poland 81.52%, Nepal 81.28%, Switzerland 81.08%, Jamaica 80.87%, and Grenada 80.37%.

    US Visa Acceptance Rate by Country 2021 (More than 70%)

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was more than 70% (but less than 80%) for El Salvador 79.37%, Morocco 79.15%, Madagascar 78.18%, Bosnia-Herzegovina 78.16%, France 77.79%, Bahrain 77.52%, Dominica 77.15%, Egypt 76.19%, Libya 75.74%, Burkina Faso 75.45%, Germany 75.18%, Tunisia 75.08%, Iceland 75.00%, Liechtenstein 75.00%, Netherlands 74.72%, Cabo Verde 74.68%, Cote D`Ivoire 74.67%, Sri Lanka 74.66%, Belize 74.64%, Venezuela 72.78%, Colombia 72.25%, Russia 70.58%, and Bangladesh 70.09%.

    US Visa Acceptance Rate by Country 2021 (More than 50%)

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was more than 50% (but less than 70%) for Denmark 68.89%, Gabon 68.75%, Thailand 68.18%, Turkmenistan 68.00%, Benin 67.95%, Pakistan 67.47%, Samoa 67.42%, Mozambique 67.25%, Vanuatu 66.67%, Kenya 65.14%, Senegal 65.05%, Rwanda 65.04%, Cambodia 64.38%, Sierra Leone 64.30%, Central African Republic 63.64%, Iraq 63.52%, Guyana 63.24%, Armenia 62.93%, Democratic Republic of Congo 62.64%, Jordan 61.91%, Algeria 61.60%, Uganda 61.30%, Burma 60.60%, Sweden 60.54%, Mongolia 60.43%, Cameroon 60.07%, Ireland 60.00%, Gambia 59.70%, Sudan 59.10%, Kazakhstan 56.71%, Bhutan 56.67%, Nigeria 56.22%, Kyrgyzstan 56.00%, Syria 55.96%, South Sudan 54.29%, Haiti 54.13%, Uzbekistan 54.02%, Tonga 53.33%, Kiribati 50.00%, and Lesotho 50.00%.

    US Visa Acceptance Rate by Country 2021 (less than 50%)

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was less than 50% for Palestinian Authority Travel Document 49.20%, Canada 48.19%, Lebanon 47.79%, Cuba 47.31%, Burundi 46.77%, Liberia 45.83%, Yemen 45.70%, Eritrea 44.04%, Fiji 43.36%, Tajikistan 42.76%, Angola 41.48%, Guinea 38.74%, Niger 38.61%, Guinea – Bissau 37.50%, Mali 37.04%, Georgia 36.96%, The Republic of Congo 36.18%, Moldova 33.63%, Maldives 33.33%, Somalia 33.33%, Iran 33.19%, Afghanistan 27.91%, Chad 27.23%, Comoros 26.32%, Equatorial Guinea 25.87%, China 20.91%, Mauritania 16.86%, Djibouti 11.66%, Laos 10.14%, and North Korea 0.00%.

    US B Visa Adjusted Refusal Rate by Country 2021

    The following table provides the details of US B visa adjusted refusal rate by country 2021 alphabetically:

    NATIONALITY FY21 ADJUSTED REFUSAL RATE
    AFGHANISTAN 72.09%
    ALBANIA 10.78%
    ALGERIA 38.40%
    ANDORRA 0.00%
    ANGOLA 58.52%
    ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 16.66%
    ARGENTINA 2.31%
    ARMENIA 37.07%
    AUSTRALIA 14.27%
    AUSTRIA 6.29%
    AZERBAIJAN 12.27%
    BAHAMAS, THE 7.91%
    BAHRAIN 22.48%
    BANGLADESH 29.91%
    BARBADOS 12.93%
    BELARUS 16.81%
    BELGIUM 16.57%
    BELIZE 25.36%
    BENIN 32.05%
    BHUTAN 43.33%
    BOLIVIA 11.30%
    BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 21.84%
    BOTSWANA 0.00%
    BRAZIL 14.25%
    BRUNEI 0.00%
    BULGARIA 18.40%
    BURKINA FASO 24.55%
    BURMA 39.40%
    BURUNDI 53.23%
    CABO VERDE 25.32%
    CAMBODIA 35.62%
    CAMEROON 39.93%
    CANADA 51.81%
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 36.36%
    CHAD 72.77%
    CHILE 13.42%
    CHINA 79.09%
    COLOMBIA 27.75%
    COMOROS 73.68%
    CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE 63.82%
    CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 37.36%
    COSTA RICA 7.97%
    COTE D`IVOIRE 25.33%
    CROATIA 4.65%
    CUBA 52.69%
    CYPRUS 15.09%
    CZECH REPUBLIC 16.24%
    DENMARK 31.11%
    DJIBOUTI 88.34%
    DOMINICA 22.85%
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4.33%
    ECUADOR 15.68%
    EGYPT 23.81%
    EL SALVADOR 20.63%
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA 74.13%
    ERITREA 55.96%
    ESTONIA 9.09%
    ESWATINI 8.89%
    ETHIOPIA 7.52%
    FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA 0.00%
    FIJI 56.64%
    FINLAND 16.51%
    FRANCE 22.21%
    GABON 31.25%
    GAMBIA, THE 40.30%
    GEORGIA 63.04%
    GERMANY 24.82%
    GHANA 17.49%
    GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND 11.97%
    GREECE 10.86%
    GRENADA 19.63%
    GUATEMALA 7.26%
    GUINEA 61.26%
    GUINEA – BISSAU 62.50%
    GUYANA 36.76%
    HAITI 45.87%
    HONDURAS 12.38%
    HONG KONG S. A. R. 5.28%
    HUNGARY 16.67%
    ICELAND 25.00%
    INDIA 12.25%
    INDONESIA 5.83%
    IRAN 66.81%
    IRAQ 36.48%
    IRELAND 40.00%
    ISRAEL 4.92%
    ITALY 15.86%
    JAMAICA 19.13%
    JAPAN 4.69%
    JORDAN 38.09%
    KAZAKHSTAN 43.29%
    KENYA 34.86%
    KIRIBATI 50.00%
    KOREA, NORTH 100.00%
    KOREA, SOUTH 18.03%
    KOSOVO 12.51%
    KUWAIT 18.18%
    KYRGYZSTAN 44.00%
    LAOS 89.86%
    LATVIA 15.91%
    LEBANON 52.21%
    LESOTHO 50.00%
    LIBERIA 54.17%
    LIBYA 24.26%
    LIECHTENSTEIN 25.00%
    LITHUANIA 15.91%
    LUXEMBOURG 0.00%
    MACAU S.A.R. 12.50%
    MADAGASCAR 21.82%
    MALAWI 12.12%
    MALAYSIA 7.21%
    MALDIVES 66.67%
    MALI 62.96%
    MALTA 16.67%
    MARSHALL ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF THE 0.00%
    MAURITANIA 83.14%
    MAURITIUS 9.92%
    MEXICO 4.23%
    MOLDOVA 66.37%
    MONACO 0.00%
    MONGOLIA 39.57%
    MONTENEGRO 9.30%
    MOROCCO 20.85%
    MOZAMBIQUE 32.75%
    NAMIBIA 10.71%
    NAURU 0.00%
    NEPAL 18.72%
    NETHERLANDS 25.28%
    NEW ZEALAND 12.74%
    NICARAGUA 12.72%
    NIGER 61.39%
    NIGERIA 43.78%
    **NON-NATIONALITY BASED ISSUANCES 49.74%
    NORTH MACEDONIA 12.31%
    NORWAY 8.65%
    OMAN 16.45%
    PAKISTAN 32.53%
    PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TRAVEL DOCUMENT 50.80%
    PANAMA 8.29%
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA 3.45%
    PARAGUAY 13.33%
    PERU 4.11%
    PHILIPPINES 10.20%
    POLAND 18.48%
    PORTUGAL 17.86%
    QATAR 11.69%
    REPUBLIC OF PALAU 0.00%
    ROMANIA 17.03%
    RUSSIA 29.42%
    RWANDA 34.96%
    SAMOA 32.58%
    SAN MARINO 0.00%
    SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 20.00%
    SAUDI ARABIA 13.43%
    SENEGAL 34.95%
    SERBIA 13.27%
    SEYCHELLES 0.00%
    SIERRA LEONE 35.70%
    SINGAPORE 9.72%
    SLOVAKIA 10.87%
    SLOVENIA 15.19%
    SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.00%
    SOMALIA 66.67%
    SOUTH AFRICA 17.67%
    SOUTH SUDAN 45.71%
    SPAIN 18.29%
    SRI LANKA 25.34%
    ST LUCIA 17.47%
    ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 19.35%
    ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 15.08%
    SUDAN 40.90%
    SURINAME 6.42%
    SWEDEN 39.46%
    SWITZERLAND 18.92%
    SYRIA 44.04%
    TAIWAN 12.65%
    TAJIKISTAN 57.24%
    TANZANIA 7.27%
    THAILAND 31.82%
    TIMOR-LESTE 0.00%
    TOGO 16.98%
    TONGA 46.67%
    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 7.05%
    TUNISIA 24.92%
    TURKEY 13.70%
    TURKMENISTAN 32.00%
    TUVALU 0.00%
    UGANDA 38.70%
    UKRAINE 15.15%
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 8.93%
    URUGUAY 8.82%
    UZBEKISTAN 45.98%
    VANUATU 33.33%
    VATICAN CITY 0.00%
    VENEZUELA 27.22%
    VIETNAM 11.32%
    YEMEN 54.30%
    ZAMBIA 16.54%
    ZIMBABWE 9.31%
    US Visa Rejection Rate by Country 2018

    US B1/B2 Visa Adjusted Refusal Rate by Country 2018

    1. China

    During 2018, the most number (1.24m) of US B1/B2 tourist and business visas issued to Chinese nationals. Indeed, the US B1/B2 business and tourist visa rejection rate from China is showing an uptrend during the preceding 3 years. In 2018, the adjusted US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from China was 17.00%. Moreover, US visa refusal rate from China in 2016 and 2017 was 12.35% and 14.57%, respectively.

    2. Mexico

    During 2018 US visa rejection from Mexico was 24.93%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Mexico in 2016 and 2017 was 23.49% and 22.50%, respectively.

    3. India

    During 2018 the US visa rejection rate from India was 26.07%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from India in 2016 and 2017 was 26.02% and 23.29%, respectively.

    4. Brazil

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Brazil was 12.73%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Brazil in 2016 and 2017 was 16.70% and 12.34%, respectively.

    5. Argentina

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Argentina was 1.73%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Argentina in 2016 and 2017 was 2.14% and 1.79%, respectively.

    6. Columbia

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Colombia was 35.11%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Colombia in 2016 and 2017 was 17.79% and (21.93%, respectively.

    7. Israel

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Israel was 5.10%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Israel in 2016 and 2017 was 4.09% and 4.88%, respectively.

    8. Ecuador

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Ecuador was 31.38%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Ecuador in 2016 and 2017 was 29.18% and 27.95%, respectively.

    9. Nigeria

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Nigeria was 57.47%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Ecuador in 2016 and 2017 was 41.44% and 44.95%, respectively.

    10. The Philippines

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from the Philippines was 27.07%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from the Philippines in 2016 and 2017 was 27.29% and 25.54%, respectively.

    11. Dominican Republic

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from the Dominican Republic was 49.54%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Dominican Republic in 2016 and 2017 was 31.88% and 35.78%, respectively.

    12. Poland

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Poland was 3.99%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Poland in 2016 and 2017 was 5.37% and 5.92%, respectively.

    13. Russia

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Russia was 14.89%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Russia in 2016 and 2017 was 9.29% and 11.61%, respectively.

    14. Vietnam

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Vietnam was 26.20%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Vietnam in 2016 and 2017 was 29.49% and 24.06%, respectively.

    15. Peru

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Peru was 28.53%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Peru in 2016 and 2017 was 28.61% and 25.97%, respectively.

    16. Costa Rica

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Costa Rica was 9.91%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Costa Rica in 2016 and 2017 was 8.39% and 6.49%, respectively.

    17. Turkey

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Turkey was 17.49%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Turkey in 2016 and 2017 was 13.62% and 17.86%, respectively.

    18. Hong Kong SAR

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Hong Kong was 4.25%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Hong Kong in 2016 and 2017 was 4.61%% and 3.45%, respectively.

    19. Saudi Arabia

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Saudi Arabia was 7.47%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Saudi Arabia in 2016 and 2017 was 4.04% and 5.26%, respectively.

    20. Indonesia

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Indonesia was 12.81%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Indonesia in 2016 and 2017 was 11.19% and 10.99%, respectively.

    21. SOUTH AFRICA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from South Africa was 7.31%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from South Africa in 2016 and 2017 was 6.83% and 6.44%, respectively.

    22. EGYPT

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Egypt was 32.15%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Egypt in 2016 and 2017 was 28.61% and 34.24%, respectively.

    23. PAKISTAN

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Pakistan was 47.89%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Pakistan in 2016 and 2017 was 46.43% and 49.40%, respectively.

    24. JAMAICA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Jamaica was 54.46%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Jamaica in 2016 and 2017 was 35.64% and 46.78%, respectively.

    25. THAILAND

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Thailand was 22.17%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Thailand in 2016 and 2017 was 17.82% and 20.15%, respectively.

    26. UKRAINE

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Ukraine was 40.97%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Ukraine in 2016 and 2017 was 40.83% and 34.54%, respectively.

    27. EL SALVADOR

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from El Salvador was 51.49%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from El Salvador in 2016 and 2017 was 57.12% and 52.97%, respectively.

    28. ROMANIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Romania was 10.44%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Romania in 2016 and 2017 was 11.43% and 11.76%, respectively.

    29. MALAYSIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Malaysia was 4.94%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Malaysia in 2016 and 2017 was 3.65% and 3.93%, respectively.

    30. GUATEMALA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Guatemala was 53.62%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Guatemala in 2016 and 2017 was 48.68% and 47.14%, respectively.

    31. HONDURAS

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Honduras was 60.32%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Honduras in 2016 and 2017 was 42.76% and 40.35%, respectively.

    32. PANAMA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Panama was 11.71%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Panama in 2016 and 2017 was 12.05% and 11.61%, respectively.

    33. JORDAN

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Jordan was 42.62%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Jordan in 2016 and 2017 was 40.34% and 40.06%, respectively.

    34. HAITI

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Haiti was 67.59%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Haiti in 2016 and 2017 was 64.52% and 71.44%, respectively.

    35. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Trinidad and Tobago was 19.28%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Trinidad and Tobago in 2016 and 2017 was 22.70% and 22.46%, respectively.

    36. URUGUAY

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Uruguay was 4.11%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Uruguay in 2016 and 2017 was 3.14% and 3.19%, respectively.

    37. VENEZUELA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Venezuela was 74.28%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Venezuela in 2016 and 2017 was 40.25% and 42.87%, respectively.

    38. LEBANON

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Lebanon was 25.22%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Lebanon in 2016 and 2017 was 25.41% and 31.75%, respectively.

    39. BOLIVIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Bolivia was 22.19%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Bolivia in 2016 and 2017 was 14.36% and 18.08%, respectively.

    40. KENYA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Kenya was 41.59%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Kenya in 2016 and 2017 was 26.60% and 33.17%, respectively.

    41. KUWAIT

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Kuwait was 2.71%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Kuwait in 2016 and 2017 was 4.56% and 8.32%, respectively.

    42. BELARUS

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Belarus was 23.26%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Belarus in 2016 and 2017 was 14.87% and 21.69%, respectively.

    43. BANGLADESH

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Bangladesh was 40.05%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017 was 62.82% and 60.88%, respectively.

    44. ETHIOPIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Ethiopia was 41.74%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Ethiopia in 2016 and 2017 was 38.13% and 50.30%, respectively.

    45. NEPAL

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Nepal was 51.53%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Nepal in 2016 and 2017 was 49.54% and 46.42%, respectively.

    46. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from United Arab Emirates was 3.75%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from United Arab Emirates in 2016 and 2017 was 4.02% and 5.80%, respectively.

    47. GHANA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Ghana was 49.35%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Ghana in 2016 and 2017 was 65.70% and 56.18%, respectively.

    48. ALGERIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Algeria was 39.26%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Algeria in 2016 and 2017 was 36% and 43.96%, respectively.

    49. BULGARIA

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa refusal rate from Bulgaria was 11.32%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Bulgaria in 2016 and 2017 was 16.86% and 14.97%, respectively.

    50. KAZAKHSTAN

    During 2018, the US B1/B2 visa rejection rate from Kazakhstan was 39.38%. Moreover, the US visa denial rate from Kazakhstan in 2016 and 2017 was 27.55% and 32.81%, respectively

    FAQs

    What is US non-immigrant visa (NIV) acceptance rate?

    In FY2021, 3,148,323 applications decided for US non-immigrant visas such as B1B2 visitor, F1 student, H2A work, C1/D transit, J1 exchange visitor etc. 356,240 applications rejected and 2,792,083 non-immigration visas (NIVs) granted. Therefore, the US non-immigrant visa approval and denial rate in 2021 were 88.68% and 11.32%, respectively.

    What is US B1/B2 visitor visa acceptance rate?

    In 2018, the US B1 business, B2 tourist, and B1B2 combination visitor visa approval rates were 88.49%, 58.25%, and 83.20%, respectively.

    What is US B1/B2 visitor visa acceptance rate by country?

    The US B1B2 visa acceptance and rejection rates varies from country to country. For a few countries, the US visa acceptance rate is as high as 95%. However, for most of the countries the US B visa acceptance rate is more than 75%.

    In 2021, the US visa acceptance rate by country was more than 90% for Argentina 97.69%, Papua New Guinea 96.55%, Peru 95.89%, Mexico 95.77%, Dominican Republic 95.67%, Croatia 95.35%, Japan 95.31%, Israel 95.08%, Hong Kong S.A.R. 94.72%, Indonesia 94.17%, Austria 93.71%, Suriname 93.58%, Trinidad and Tobago 92.95%, Malaysia 92.79%, Guatemala 92.74%, Tanzania 92.73%, Ethiopia 92.48%, The Bahamas, 92.09%, Costa Rica 92.03%, Panama 91.71%, Norway 91.35%, Uruguay 91.18%, Eswatini 91.11%, United Arab Emirates 91.07%, Estonia 90.91%, Montenegro 90.70%, Zimbabwe 90.69%, Singapore 90.28%, and Mauritius 90.08%.

    What is US H1B work visa approval rate?

    In 2021, 66,307 applications decided for US H1B work visa. 4,738 applications refused and 61,569 H1B visas granted. Therefore, the US H1B work visa approval and denial rate in 2021 were 92.85% and 7.15%, respectively.

    What is U.S. F1 student visa refusal rate in 2021?

    In 2021, 446,422 applications decided for US F1 student visa for academic or language training program. 88,583 applications rejected and 357,839 F1 student visas granted. Therefore, the US F1 student visa approval and refusal rate in 2021 were 80.16% and 19.84%, respectively.

    What is US J1 Intercompany Transferee visa rejection rate?

    In 2021, 141,511 applications decided for US J1 Exchange Visitor visa. 11,849 applications refused and 129,662 J1 Exchange Visitor visas granted. Therefore, the US J1 Exchange Visitor visa success and refusal rate in 2021 were 91.63% and 8.37%, respectively.