USA visa refusal rate by country and type of application!

USA visa rejection rate by country 2018This relates to the USA visa refusal rate during FY 2018 for all types of nonimmigrant applications such as B1/B2, H1B, F1, J1, C1, K1 etc. And also provides the details of the adjusted USA visa rejection rate by country 2018. Accordingly, the post covers the following topics:

  1. Overview of US immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications 2016-18
    • US nonimmigrant visa (NIV) 2016-18
    • US immigrant visa issuance at the foreign service posts 2016-18
  2. USA visa refusal rate for all types of NIV applications in 2018
    • B-type visa and border crossing cards
    • H-type temporary work visa
    • F-type student visa
    • J-type exchange visitor visa
    • C and D-type transit visa
    • L-type intracompany transferee visa
    • A-type visa for diplomats
    • K-type fiance(e) visa
    • Other types of US nonimmigrant visas (NIV)
  3. The USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 for the B1/B2 nonimmigrant visa (NIV)

1) Overview of US immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications

Perhaps, the foreign service posts (i.e. US embassies and consulates) mainly issue nonimmigrant visas, including the border crossing cards. Accordingly, the nonimmigrant visas nearly comprise 95% of the visas issued by US embassies and consulates.

Details of USA Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas
Immigrant and NIV issued from outside the US 2016 2017 2018
Total immigrant and NIV issued 10,999,243 10,241,449 9,561,583
Immigrant visa issued at Foreign Service Posts 617,752 559,536 533,557
NIV issued (incl. B1/B2/Border Crossing Cards) 10,381,491 9,681,913 9,028,026
B1/B2/Border Crossing Cards [1,106,723] [1,073,915] [1,032,467]

US nonimmigrant visa (NIV) 2016-18

During FY 2018, a total of 12.76m decisions made at the foreign service posts relating to the US nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications. And 9.02m NIV issued and 3.73m applications refused. Accordingly, the USA visa refusal rate for 2018 was 29.25% for all types of nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications.

Perhaps, the nonimmigrant USA visa refusal rate for 2018 (29.25%) was higher than that for 2016 (26.34%) and 2017 (26.80%). Moreover, the total number of decisions during a fiscal year (FY) is also showing a declining trend during the 2016-18 period. Apparently, the number of decision declined from 14.09m in 2016 to 12.76m in 2018.

Details of USA Nonimmigrant Visas
US Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Applications 2016 2017 2018
US visa refusal rate for NIV 26.34% 26.80% 29.25%
Issued 10,381,491 9,681,913 9,028,026
Refused 3,711,553 3,545,289 3,732,314
Total decisions made during the FY (Oct 1 – Sept 30) 14,093,044 13,227,202 12,760,340
Waived/Overcome 747,138 762,118 794,963

US nonimmigrant visa refusal and rejection rate 2018

US immigrant visa issuance at the foreign service posts 2016-18

Apparently, the number of US immigrant visas issued at US embassies and consulates declined from 617,752 in 2016 to 533,557 in 2018. Perhaps, this is mainly due to a substantial drop in immediate relatives category. And also due to a slight decrease in the family-sponsored preference category. However, the number of employment-based and diversity immigrant visa categories are showing an upward trend during the period.

Issuances of USA Immigrant Visas – Major Routes
US Immigrant Visa Issued at Foreign Service Posts 2016 2017 2018
Total US Immigrant Visa Issued 617,752 559,536 533,557
Immediate Relatives – Immigrant 315,352 254,430 236,526
Family-Sponsored Preference 215,498 212,155 211,641
Diversity Immigrants 45,664 49,067 48,578
Employment-Based Preference 25,056 23,814 27,345
Special Immigrants 16,176 20,034 9,375
Vietnam Amerasian Immigrants 6 36 92
Armed Forces Special Immigrants 0 0 0

2) USA visa refusal rate for all types of NIV in 2018

Perhaps, the US B1/2 visa is the most popular type of US nonimmigrant visa (NIV). Accordingly, during 2018, the total decisions (9.98m) relating to US type-B visa for business and tourism, inclusive of B1/B2 combination border crossing cards for Mexican citizens, approx accounts for 78% of all the NIV decisions (12.76m). Therefore, it is pertinent to mention that when people are talking about the US visa, they are actually referring to the US B1/B2 visa.

The table below provides the details of US visa refusal rate for the most popular US NIV applications.

USA Visa Refusal Rate for the Popular NIV
US nonimmigrant visa refusal rate for: Decisions Refused
US visa refusal rate 2018 29.25% 12,760,340 3,732,314
B-type visa and border crossing cards 31.82% 9,990,522 3,178,644
H-type temporary work visa 15.50% 701,963 108,772
F-type student visa 35.09% 600,164 210,585
J-type exchange visitor visa 16.18% 455,983 73,764
C and D-type transit visa 9.91% 345,525 34,227
L-type intracompany transferee visa 15.47% 181,116 28,017
A-type visa for diplomats 14.73% 133,488 19,668
K-type fiance(e) visa 41.75% 49,204 20,542
Other nonimmigrant visas (NIV) 19.21% 302,375 58,095

US B-visitor, H-work, F-student, K-fiance visa refusal rate 2018

USA visa refusal rate for B1/B2 applications

All in all, during the preceding three years, a total of 8.07m, 7.43m and 6.81m USA B1/B2 visas issued. And also 3.18m, 3.01m and 3.17m applications refused. Apparently, during the period there has been a marked decrease (approx 1.26m ) in the of B1/B2 visa issuance. However, the total number of refused applications have remained the same. Therefore, the  B1/B2 USA visitor visa refusal rate has increased from 28.29% (in 2016) to 31.82% (in 2018).

B1/B2 USA visitor visa application rejection rate 2018
US B-type visa 2016 2017 FY 2018
B1/B2 USA visitor visa refusal rate 28.29% 28.89% 31.82%
Decisions 11,256,892 10,451,589 9,990,522
Issued 8,072,189 7,432,515 6,811,878
Refused 3,184,703 3,019,074 3,178,644
Waived/Overcome 502,154 483,261 490,329

USA B1 visa refusal rate during 2016-18

Evidently, the USA B1 business visitor visa refusal rate has slightly increased from 27.15% (2016) to 27.92% (2018).

USA B1 visa refusal rate
US B1 visa 2016 2017 2018
US B1 business visa refusal rate 27.15% 27.75% 27.92%
Decisions 55,053 54,964 53,700
Issued 40,105 39,712 38,705
Refused 14,948 15,252 14,995
Waived/Overcome 7,645 7,508 6,669

USA B2 tourist visa refusal rate during 2016-18

Evidently, the USA B2 tourist visa refusal rate has also considerably decreased from 59.1% (FY 2016) to 29.54% (FY 2018).

US B2 tourist visa refusal rate
US B2 visa 2016 2017 2018
US B2 tourist visa refusal rate 59.1% 57.96% 29.54%
Decisions 106,510 99,995 46,021
Issued 43,564 42,037 32,428
Refused 62,946 57,958 13,593
Waived/Overcome 4,501 4,051 3,079

B1/B2 visitor visa refusal rate during 2016-18

Evidently, the USA B1/B2 visitor visa refusal rate has increased from 28.12% (in 2016) to 32.39% (in 2018).

USA B1/B2 visitor visa refusal rate
US B1/B2 combination visa 2016 2017 2018
USA B1/B2 visitor visa refusal rate 28.12% 29.04% 32.39%
Decisions 9,573,530 8,845,755 8,443,492
Issued 6,881,797 6,276,851 5,708,278
Refused 2,691,733 2,568,904 2,735,214
Waived/Overcome 452,238 441,831 446,345

B1/B2/BCC combination cards refusal rate 2016-18

Evidently, the USA B1/B2/BCC combination cards refusal rate has increased from 26.58% (in FY 2017) to 29.56% (in FY 2018).

USA B1/B2/BCC card refusal rate
B1/B2/BCC Combination Card 2016 2017 2018
USA B1/B2/BCC card refusal rate 27.77% 26.58% 29.56%
Decisions 1,468,041 1,403,501 1,367,021
Issued 1,060,390 1,030,460 962,888
Refused 407,651 373,041 404,133
Waived/Overcome 36,788 28,965 31,891

B1/B2/BCV combination cards (Lincoln Foil)

Evidently, the USA B1/B2/BCV cards (Lincoln Foil) refusal rate has increased from 8.27% (in FY 2016) to 13.34% (in FY 2018).

USA B1/B2/BCV Lincoln Foil refusal rate
B1/B2/BCV (Lincoln Foil) 2016 2017  2018
USA B1/B2/BCV refusal rate 13.81% 8.27% 13.34%
Decisions 53,758 47,374 80,288
Issued 46,333 43,455 69,579
Refused 7,425 3,919 10,709
Waived/Overcome 982 906 2,345

USA visa refusal rate for the H-type work visa

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 701,963 applications decided for US nonimmigrant type-H work and training visa. Accordingly, a total of 593,191 US type-H work visa issued and 108,772 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for nonimmigrant work visa during 2018 was 15.50%. Moreover, during the year, 83,435 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for work visa could be lower than 15.50%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding years.

The USA nonimmigrant work visa refusal rate during 2018
Type-H subclass US visa refusal rate for: Decisions Waived
US type-H visa refusal rate – 2018 15.50% 701,963 83,435
H1B Temporary worker of distinguished merit and ability performing services other than as a registered nurse 22.24% 231,033 49,418
H1B1 Free Trade Agreement Professional 12.55% 1,713 175
H1C Shortage Area Nurse 100.00% 1 1
H2A Temporary worker performing agricultural services 10.59% 219,671 8,119
H2B Temporary worker performing other services 10.87% 93,992 3,533
H3 Trainee 24.76% 1,377 252
H4 Spouse or child of H1B/B1/C, H2A/B, or H3 15.15% 154,176 21,937

USA visa refusal rate in 2018 for F-1 student

Apparently, 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. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for F-1 students during 2018 was 35.09%. Moreover, during the year, 73,680 US student visa refusal decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US student visa refusal rate could be lower than 35.09%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to a previous year.

Type-F subclass US visa refusal rate for: DecisionsWaived
US type-F visa refusal rate 201835.09%600,16473,680
F1Student (academic or language training program)34.97%558,11667,850
F2Spouse or child of student36.62%42,0485,830
F3Border commuter academic or language studentN/A00

USA visa refusal rate for J-1 exchange visitors

Perhaps, research scholars and professors around the world wish to visit the USA for acquiring expert learning and training. Therefore, in order 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.

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 455,983 applications for the exchange visitors and their spouse and children decided. Accordingly, a total of 382,219 US exchange visitor visa issued and 73,764 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for exchange visitors during 2018 was 16.18%. Moreover, during the year, 44,538 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for exchange visitors could be lower than 16.18%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to a previous year.

Type-J subclass US visa refusal rate for: DecisionsWaived
US type-J visa refusal rate 201816.18%455,98344,538
J1Exchange visitor15.58%405,87235,298
J2Spouse or child of exchange visitor21.02%50,1119,240

USA C and D-type visa for transit and crewmembers

The US C visa is for transit and D visa for crewmembers. Perhaps, since the purpose of both these visas is quite similar. Therefore, at times, applicants may be eligible to apply for a C1/D visa, which is a combination of transit/crewmember visa.

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 345,525 applications decided for the transit visa. Accordingly, a total of 311,298 visas issued and 34,227 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for transit applicants was 9.91%. Moreover, during the year, 19,075 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for transit visa could be lower than 9.91%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding years.

Type-C & D subclass US visa refusal rate for:DecisionsWaived
US type-C & D visa refusal rate 20189.91%345,52519,075
C1Person in transit28.86%13,443699
C1/DCombination transit/crew member9.16%318,08117,506
C2Person in transit to United Nations Headquarters50.00%81
C3Foreign government official, immediate family, attendant, servant, or personal employee in transit5.11%6,413217
DCrew member11.75%7,580652

L-type intracompany transferee visa

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 181,116 applications for US L-type intracompany transferee visa decided. Accordingly, a total of 153,099 L-type visas issued and 28,017 applications rejected. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for L-type intracompany transferee visa during 2018 was 15.47%. Moreover, during the year, 16,635 intracompany transferee refusal decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted refusal rate for L-type visa could be lower than 15.47%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding year(s).

Type-L subclass US visa refusal rate for: DecisionsWaived
US type-L visa refusal rate 201815.47%181,11616,635
L1Intracompany transferee (executive, managerial, and specialized personnel continuing employment with international firm or corporation)18.01%90,7248,446
L2Spouse or child of intracompany transferee12.92%90,3928,189

A-type visa applications for diplomats

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 133,488 applications for US type-A visa for diplomats and their family and personal staff decided. Accordingly, a total of 113,820 type-A visas issued and 19,668 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for type-A visa application was 14.73%. Moreover, during the year, 15,813 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted refusal rate could be lower than 14.73%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding year(s).

Type-A subclass US visa refusal rate for:DecisionsWaived
US type-A visa refusal rate 201814.73%133,48815,813
A1Ambassador, public minister, career diplomat, consul, and immediate family22.14%12,6582,504
A2Other foreign government official or employee, and immediate family13.58%119,33512,881
A3Attendant, servant, or personal employee of A1 and A2, and immediate family44.48%1495428

US visa refusal rate for K-type fiance(e) applications

Apparently, during 2018, a total of 49,204 applications decided for US K-type fiance(e) visa. Accordingly, a total of 28,662 visas issued and 20,542 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for K-type fiance(e) visa during 2018 was 41.75%, which is quite high! Moreover, during the year, 11,407 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for the US fiance(e) visa could be lower than 41.75%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding years.

Type-K subclass US visa refusal rate 2018 for: DecisionsWaived
US type-K visa refusal rate 201841.75%49,20411,407
K1Fiance(e) of U.S. citizen42.99%43,28010,427
K2Child of K132.41%5,890973
K3Certain spouse of U.S. citizen82.35%347
K4Child of K3N/A00

Please note: the US K1-K4 visas are more akin to an immigrant visa. Perhaps, these visa applications are first pre-processed in the immigrant operating system. However, once an application is deemed eligible then it is moved to the nonimmigrant operating system. Accordingly, the data reflects processing actions which occurred in both operating systems.

Other US nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications

Moreover, during 2018, a total of 302,375 applications decided for other types of US nonimmigrant visa. Accordingly, a total of 244,280 visas issued and 58,095 applications refused. Therefore, the USA visa refusal rate for other nonimmigrant visas during 2018 was 19.21%. Furthermore, during the year, 40,051 decisions waived/overcome. Therefore, the adjusted US visa refusal rate for other types of nonimmigrant visas could be less than 19.21%. However, as explained earlier, some of the waived/overcome decisions (if not all!) may relate to the preceding years.

For details relating to the USA visa refusal rate during 2018 for other types of nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications, please refer to the following table:

US visa refusal rate 2018 for other subclasses:DecisionsWaived
US type-K visa refusal rate for other subclasses 201819.21%302,37540,051
CW1Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands transitional worker32.83%4,4691,258
CW2Spouse or child of CW134.99%843256
E1Treaty trader, spouse and children24.51%8,6661,705
E2Treaty investor, spouse and children24.67%54,6708,647
E2CE2C Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands investor, spouse and children40.91%6624
E3Australian specialty occupation professional10.96%6,058572
E3DSpouse or child of Australian specialty occupation professional9.15%4,778408
E3RReturning Australian specialty occupation professional7.83%3,191234
G1Principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, staff, and immediate family27.96%7,3961,878
G2Other representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization, and immediate family18.07%19,9432,777
G3Representative of non-recognized or nonmember foreign government to international organization, and immediate family24.62%455101
G4International organization officer or employee, and immediate family11.95%26,8232,921
G5Attendant, servant, or personal employee of G1 through G4 and immediate family37.89%871251
IRepresentative of foreign information media, spouse and children16.56%14,2301,296
M1Vocational and other non-academic student31.60%13,6211,728
M2Spouse or child of vocational student37.22%58397
M3Border commuter vocational or non-academic student00
N8Parent of SK3 or SN3 special immigrant53.85%395
N9Child of N8 or of SK1, SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2, or SN4 special immigrant33.33%60
NATO1Principal permanent representative of member state to NATO (including any of its subsidiary bodies) resident in the U.S.,and resident members of official staff; principal NATO officers; and immediate family0.00%30
NATO2Other 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 visas2.92%6,791178
NATO3Official clerical staff accompanying a representative of member state to NATO, and immediate familyN/A00
NATO4Officials of NATO (other than those classifiable as NATO1), and immediate family1.94%2064
NATO5Experts, other than NATO4 officials, employed in missions on behalf of NATO, and their dependents3.33%300
NATO6Members of a civilian component accompanying a force entering in accordance with the provisions of NATO agreements, and their dependents3.89%59222
NATO7Attendant, servant, or personal employee of NATO1 through NATO6, and immediate family0.00%20
O1Person with extraordinary ability in the sciences, art, education, business, or athletics18.85%20,8303,614
O2Person accompanying and assisting in the artistic or athletic performance by O116.33%10,0781,233
O3Spouse or child of O1 or O218.40%6,0331,009
P1Internationally recognized athlete or member of an internationally recognized entertainment group14.10%28,3112,848
P2Artist or entertainer in a reciprocal exchange program9.43%15914
P3Artist or entertainer in a culturally unique program21.68%13,0561,355
P4Spouse or child of P1, P2, or P318.09%1,692219
Q1Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program10.37%2,228164
R1Person in a religious occupation26.81%6,295905
R2Spouse or child of R137.08%2,702465
S5Informant possessing critical reliable information concerning criminal organization or enterpriseN/A00
S6Informant possessing critical reliable information concerning terrorist organization, enterprise, or operation 100.00%11
S7Spouse, married or unmarried son or daughter, or parent of S5 of S6100.00%42
T1Victim of a severe form of trafficking in personsN/A0
T2Spouse of T128.26%9224
T3Child of T128.16%412108
T4Parent of T1 under 21 years of age30.00%409
T5Unmarried sibling under age 18 of T1 under 21 years of age22.73%449
T6Adult/minor child of derivative beneficiary of T150.00%2210
TNNAFTA professional16.07%21,3861,842
TDSpouse or child of TN11.86%11,617922
U1Victim of criminal activity65.50%371187
U2Spouse of U148.21%336152
U3Child of U130.58%2,191520
U4Parent of U1 under 21 years of age64.36%10161
U5Unmarried sibling under age 18 of U1 under 21 years of age40.48%4216

D) What is the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018?

The table below provides the B1/B2 USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 during 2016, 2017 and 2018. And also the country-wise breakdown of the number of B-type visas issued during FY 2018. Accordingly, the information indicates that most number of USA B1/B2 visas issued to Chinese nationals. Apparently, during 2018 more than 50% of the total (6.8m) B1/B2 USA visitor visa issued to nationals of 4 countries i.e. China (18.26%), Mexico (15.38%), India (9.13%) and Brazil (8.55%).

US visa rejection rate by country 2018 Adjusted B1/B2 refusal rate

China

During 2018, the most number (1.24m) of USA B1/B2 visas issued to Chinese nationals. However, the B1/B2 USA visitor visa rejection rate from China is showing an uptrend during the preceding 3 years. Accordingly, the adjusted USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from China for 2018 was 17.00% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the refusal rate from China in 2018 (17.00%) was higher than that during 2016 (12.35%) and 2017 (14.57%).

Mexico

Evidently, the USA visa rejection by country 2018 from Mexico was 24.93% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from Mexico in 2018 (24.93%) was slightly higher than that during 2016 (23.49%) and 2017 (22.50%).

USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from India

Evidently, the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from India was 26.07% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from India in 2018 (26.07%) was higher than that during 2016 (26.02%) and 2017 (23.29%).

Brazil

Evidently, the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from Brazil was 12.73% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from Brazil in 2018 (12.73%) was lower than that in (16.70%).

Argentina

Evidently, the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from Argentina was merely 1.73% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from Argentina in 2018 (26.07%) was lower than that during 2016 (2.14%) and 2017 (1.79%).

Colombia

Evidently, the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from Colombia was merely 35.11% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from Colombia in 2018 (35.11%) was much higher than that during 2016 (17.79%) and 2017 (21.93%).

Israel

Evidently, the USA visa rejection rate by country 2018 from Israel was merely 5.10% for B1/B2 visa applications. Perhaps, the US visa denial rate from Israel in 2018 (5.10%) was higher than that during 2016 (4.09%) and 2017 (4.88%).

USA visa rejection rate by country 2016-18
B1/B2 visa adjusted refusal rate by country
S No Country of Nationality 2016 2017 2018
1 China 12.35% 14.57% 17.00%
2 Mexico 23.49% 22.50% 24.93%
3 India 26.02% 23.29% 26.07%
4 Brazil 16.70% 12.34% 12.73%
5 Argentina 2.14% 1.79% 1.73%
6 Colombia 17.79% 21.93% 35.11%
7 Israel 4.09% 4.88% 5.10%
8 Ecuador 29.18% 27.95% 31.38%
9 Nigeria (B1/B2 USA visitor visa rejection rate) 41.44% 44.95% 57.47%
10 Philippines 27.29% 25.54% 27.07%
11 Dominican Republic 31.88% 35.78% 49.54%
12 Poland 5.37% 5.92% 3.99%
13 Russia 9.29% 11.61% 14.89%
14 Vietnam 29.49% 24.06% 26.20%
15 Peru 28.61% 25.97% 28.53%
16 Costa Rica 8.39% 6.49% 9.91%
17 Turkey 13.62% 17.86% 17.49%
18 Hong Kong S. A. R. 4.61% 3.45% 4.25%
19 Saudi Arabia 4.04% 5.26% 7.47%
20 Indonesia 11.19% 10.99% 12.81%
21 South Africa 6.83% 6.44% 7.31%
22 Egypt 28.61% 34.24% 32.15%
23 Pakistan (B1/B2 USA visitor visa rejection rate) 46.43% 49.40% 47.89%
24 Jamaica 35.64% 46.78% 54.46%
25 Thailand 17.82% 20.15% 22.17%
26 Ukraine 40.83% 34.54% 40.97%
27 El Salvador 57.12% 52.97% 51.49%
28 Romania 11.43% 11.76% 10.44%
29 Malaysia 3.65% 3.93% 4.94%
30 Guatemala 48.68% 47.14% 53.62%
31 Honduras 42.76% 40.35% 60.32%

32

Great Britain and Northern Ireland – VWP

20.42%

20.15%

20.29%

33 Panama 12.05% 11.61% 11.71%
34 Jordan 40.34% 40.06% 42.62%
35 Haiti 64.52% 71.44% 67.59%
36 Trinidad and Tobago 22.70% 22.46% 19.28%
37 Uruguay 3.14% 3.19% 4.11%

38

Germany – VWP

7.25%

5.91%

7.40%

39 Venezuela 40.25% 42.87% 74.28%
40 Lebanon 25.41% 31.75% 25.22%
41 Bolivia 14.36% 18.08% 22.19%
42 Kenya 26.60% 33.17% 41.59%
43 Kuwait 4.56% 8.32% 2.71%
44 Belarus 14.87% 21.69% 23.26%
45 Bangladesh ((B1/B2 USA visitor visa denial rate) 62.82% 60.88% 40.05%
46 Ethiopia 38.13% 50.30% 41.74%
47 Nepal 49.54% 46.42% 51.53%

48

Korea, South – VWP

8.65%

9.05%

7.96%

49 United Arab emirates 4.02% 5.80% 3.75%
50 Ghana ((B1/B2 USA visitor visa refusal rate) 65.70% 56.18% 49.35%
51 Algeria 36% 43.96% 39.26%
52 Bulgaria 16.86% 14.97% 11.32%
53 Kazakhstan 27.55% 32.81% 39.38%
54 Albania 35.95% 40.45% 41.92%
55 Croatia 6.78% 5.10% 5.92%
56 Serbia 18.77% 22.33% 25.93%

57

France – VWP

7.30%

7.43%

10.11%

58

Australia – VWP

15.38%

17.18%

17.99%

59 Paraguay 7.47% 6.83% 8.02%
60 Nicaragua 44.54% 43.28% 46.75%
61 Barbados 11.24% 8.72% 7.07%
62 Bahamas, the 9.35% 9.32% 12.51%
63 Morocco 26.77% 36.99% 42.88%
64 Sri Lanka 21.69% 26.19% 33.61%

65

Italy – VWP

10.86%

12.54%

14.83%

66 Cameroon 36.84% 47.29% 52.27%

67

Netherlands – VWP

16.62%

9.65%

9.56%

68 Iraq 51.71% 60.71% 56.95%
69 Burma 13.02% 17.88% 23.12%
70 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 46.55% 49.94% 52.23%
71 Armenia 45.88% 51.87% 53.83%
72 Uzbekistan 57.09% 50.29% 61.76%
73 Uganda 41.53% 42.38% 42.29%

74

China – Taiwan – VWP

5.36%

5.42%

6.80%

75

Spain – VWP

15.09%

17.26%

14.04%

76 Azerbaijan 14.83% 27.63% 28.45%
77 Palestinian Authority Travel Document 40.64% 50.98% 53.87%
78 Mongolia 43.63% 53.62% 56.51%
79 Cote d’Ivoire 37.38% 33.72% 33.81%
80 Zimbabwe 22.88% 26.32% 26.60%

81

Japan – VWP

8.12%

8.47%

9.76%

82 Angola 48.52% 36.01% 51.76%
83 Tunisia 15.92% 19.53% 27.67%
84 Qatar 3.50% 7.48% 8.34%
85 Tanzania 23.05% 18.36% 19.87%

86

Sweden – VWP

12.78%

13.92%

15.20%

87 Cyprus 2.03% 1.69% 2.38%
88 Suriname 10.86% 11.44% 8.57%
89 Cuba (B1/B2 USA visitor visa denial rate) 81.85% 77.17% 50.97%
90 Cambodia 35.62% 41.05% 32.63%
91 Kosovo 41.48% 37.92% 35.97%
92 Guyana 25.76% 37.92% 70.62%
93 Macedonia 33.84% 28.69% 31.29%
94 Georgia 62.82% 61.09% 62.35%
95 Oman 1.93% 3.46% 4.87%
96 Sudan 36.59% 51.37% 59.83%
97 Bahrain 6.26% 9.53% 6.96%
98 Montenegro 28.69% 26.41% 35.35%
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.70% 16.37% 23.50%

100

Switzerland – VWP

5.20%

5.89%

5.50%

101 Belize 35.21% 30.91% 34.55%
102 Senegal 52.46% 56.85% 59.18%
103 Macau S.A.R. 7.71% 5.38% 7.79%
104 St Lucia 27.46% 22.34% 21.90%
105 Fiji 20.23% 26.59% 41.74%
106 Iran (B1/B2 USA visitor visa denial rate) 45.02% 58.66% 87.66%
107 Moldova 36.35% 49.12% 61.10%

108

Chile – VWP

11.43%

13.87%

11.34%

109 Liberia 70.23% 64.98% 64.36%

110

Austria – VWP

5.93%

5%

5.39%

111

Denmark – VWP

11.74%

13.18%

12.38%

112 Antigua and Barbuda 22.11% 20.50% 19.07%
113 Zambia 22.26% 21.72% 22.45%

114

New Zealand – VWP

15.45%

22.02%

19.97%

115

Norway – VWP

21.96%

17.36%

12.40%

116

Belgium – VWP

7.33%

6.96%

9.77%

117

Ireland – VWP

15.48%

17.89%

21.77%

118

Portugal – VWP

8.97%

11.06%

7.28%

119 Grenada 35.71% 26.94% 26.44%
120 Mali 57.58% 59.43% 50.60%
121 Rwanda 43.79% 52.17% 44.51%
122 Mauritius 5.53% 8.29% 6.49%
123 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28.31% 20.38% 19.77%
124 Cabo Verde 45.89% 50.70% 54.22%
125 Kyrgyzstan 51.68% 55.58% 58.90%

126

Greece – VWP

16.37%

13.14%

16.93%

127

Czech Republic – VWP

7.82%

6.81%

10.37%

128 Syria 59.77% 59.11% 77.31%
129 Laos 62.37% 63.66% 64.06%
130 Burkina Faso 65.35% 75.74% 71.16%
131 St. Kitts and Nevis 27.16% 26.66% 24.98%
132 Mozambique 10.29% 26.18% 10.22%
133 Dominica 31.63% 28.74% 37.13%
134 Benin 38.01% 42.10% 47.74%
135 Afghanistan 73.80% 72.14% 71.39%
136 Guinea 63.53% 64.59% 66.16%
137 Togo 54.39% 59.88% 59.61%
138 Malawi 14.52% 26.49% 28.20%
139 Sierra Leone 61.25% 47.30% 60.56%
140 Madagascar 12.12% 11% 11.77%
141 Congo, Republic of the 45.63% 48.47% 50.56%

142

Hungary – VWP

15.48%

13.04%

10.53%

143 Tajikistan 55.24% 51.84% 53.39%
144 Namibia 5.56% 6.31% 8.40%
145 Gabon (B1/B2 USA visitor visa refusal rate) 21.29% 26.1% 40%
146 Niger 31.14% 30.65% 43.33%
147 Tonga 31.58% 32.85% 51.33%
148 Botswana 18.97% 17.94% 18.67%
149 Samoa 28.44% 40.32% 26.26%

150

Finland – VWP

7.72%

11.78%

15.05%

151 Burundi 61.33% 75.55% 74.39%
152 Turkmenistan 32.95% 40.60% 52.93%

153

Iceland – VWP

7.69%

7.46%

7.14%

154 Equatorial guinea 17.75% 18.21% 21.29%
155 Eritrea 50.49% 71.69% 69.54%
156 Gambia, the 69.87% 70.27% 64.22%

157

Singapore – VWP

15.1%

13.74%

14.29%

158

Slovakia – VWP

12.28%

13.3%

16.21%

159 Chad 42.53% 51.65% 60.80%
160 Yemen 48.85% 60.76% 82.50%
161 Papua New Guinea 10.56% 9.34% 6.84%
162 Eswatini- previously Swaziland 8.03% 12.59% 8.49%
163 Bhutan 69.78% 52.43% 59.63%

164

Lithuania – VWP

22.36%

22.54%

17.29%

165 Mauritania 71.45% 67.30% 61.58%
166 Canada 47.93% 41.14% 38.98%

167

Latvia – VWP

13.45%

12.83%

15.24%

168 South Sudan 43.89% 47.52% 41.29%

169

Slovenia – VWP

10.43%

19.22%

12.33%

170 Djibouti 47.09% 74.80% 82.96%

171

Estonia – VWP

20.74%

21.16%

26.73%

172 Lesotho 21.20% 35.97% 21.94%
173 Libya 40.58% 45.50% 73.73%
174 Central African Republic 35.12% 44.24% 36.03%

175

Malta – VWP

8.38%

4.81%

9.59%

176 Seychelles 9.66% 13.14% 11.64%

177

Luxembourg – VWP

7.69%

5.74%

5.19%

178 Maldives (B1/B2 USA visitor visa refusal rate) 47.56% 27.74% 39.88%
179 Solomon Islands 4.28% 16.79% 3.57%
180 Comoros 53.73% 48.45% 69.46%
181 Vanuatu 16.67% 13.51% 38.31%
182 Kiribati 5.81% 5.13% 25.33%
183 Guinea – Bissau 71.88% 71.61% 76.09%
184 Timor-Leste 26.67% 7.02% 8.16%
185 Somalia 63.89% 75.5% 90.16%
186 Marshall Islands, Republic of the 29.41% 5.88% 17.39%

187

Brunei – VWP

13.51%

3.7%

4.35%

188 Sao Tome and Principe 24.14% 14.81% 26.09%
189 Tuvalu 20.13% 15.38% 34.78%

190

Liechtenstein – VWP

191 Nauru 13.33% 20.97% 21.43%

192

Andorra – VWP

28.57%

0%

NA

193 Republic of Palau 53.33% 83.33% 71.43%

194

Monaco – VWP

195

San Marino – VWP

NA

NA

25%

196 Federated states of Micronesia 25% 100% 100%
197 USA visitor visa b1/b2 from Vatican City NA 36.36% NA
198 Korea, North 15% 54.55% 100%
199 Western Sahara N/A 100% NA
200 * USA visitor visa b1/b2 Non-nationality based issuances 28.92% 35.61% 40.27%

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