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Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region and Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018

The 2018 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Region of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Region of Citizenship 2016 2017 2018
   Total 77,112,073 77,643,267 81,279,692
Africa 816,541 809,114 838,490
Asia 14,751,353 15,154,164 15,279,660
Europe 17,742,391 17,889,171 18,297,426
North America 35,693,733 35,375,881 37,987,067
Oceania 1,906,888 1,970,630 1,962,796
South America 6,039,711 6,349,041 6,828,559
Unknown 161,456 95,266 85,694

 

Table 26. Nonimmigrant Admissions (I-94 Only) by Country of Citizenship: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Country of Citizenship 2016 2017 2018
   Total 77,112,073 77,643,267 81,279,692
Afghanistan 4,519 3,581 3,379
Albania 12,883 17,056 20,713
Algeria 14,427 15,242 15,224
Andorra 1,638 1,720 1,949
Angola 10,281 9,603 8,864
Antigua and Barbuda 17,540 15,893 16,873
Argentina 986,574 1,129,997 1,146,405
Armenia 10,701 13,774 14,272
Australia2 1,529,052 1,576,901 1,563,991
Austria 240,182 237,611 233,473
Azerbaijan 8,577 9,104 9,007
Bahamas 276,734 304,752 295,093
Bahrain 9,663 8,767 8,614
Bangladesh 44,211 40,120 45,351
Barbados 68,630 69,318 69,433
Belarus 21,673 22,589 24,229
Belgium 319,549 325,897 335,312
Belize 31,564 31,340 32,649
Benin 3,420 3,330 3,243
Bhutan 1,069 1,156 1,229
Bolivia 74,813 76,933 77,165
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10,355 11,020 11,315
Botswana 2,904 3,105 3,185
Brazil 1,991,441 2,147,412 2,529,813
Brunei 1,675 1,479 1,589
Bulgaria 44,935 43,815 45,327
Burkina Faso 7,473 6,002 5,227
Burma 9,541 11,502 11,549
Burundi 1,678 2,106 1,475
Cabo Verde 5,636 5,317 4,913
Cambodia 5,710 5,947 6,838
Cameroon 15,009 15,676 14,405
Canada3 13,019,782 13,028,998 13,704,855
Central African Republic 355 385 438
Chad 1,142 1,195 918
Chile 403,463 423,098 454,757
China, People's Republic4 3,280,179 3,383,133 3,420,805
Colombia 953,931 994,978 1,055,609
Comoros 187 206 180
Congo, Democratic Republic 8,402 8,343 9,620
Congo, Republic 1,813 1,785 1,761
Costa Rica 306,551 319,831 335,957
Cote d'Ivoire 9,367 9,223 9,549
Croatia 34,022 35,078 37,646
Cuba 52,784 72,363 77,715
Cyprus 11,491 12,465 12,809
Czechia 122,423 136,282 141,599
Denmark5 365,671 377,327 371,310
Djibouti 875 1,486 442
Dominica 7,313 6,696 6,293
Dominican Republic 397,784 458,203 486,495
Ecuador 433,038 445,969 466,436
Egypt 111,226 96,715 101,379
El Salvador 214,681 209,730 225,133
Equatorial Guinea 1,620 1,617 1,817
Eritrea 3,681 3,755 1,634
Estonia 27,323 28,544 28,019
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 1,080 562 1,329
Ethiopia 23,881 25,110 25,986
Fiji 13,043 12,343 12,345
Finland 178,710 175,076 168,023
France6 2,068,940 2,099,450 2,236,217
Gabon 3,111 2,862 2,548
Gambia 2,230 2,108 2,311
Georgia 9,617 5,617 12,191
Germany 2,367,813 2,409,465 2,381,702
Ghana 28,995 28,824 34,295
Greece 96,967 101,625 108,897
Grenada 12,824 13,012 13,253
Guatemala 290,019 302,128 307,313
Guinea 3,791 3,939 3,522
Guinea-Bissau 252 328 273
Guyana 71,203 73,818 65,299
Haiti 161,877 154,981 146,325
Holy See 128 162 150
Honduras 220,021 231,029 236,927
Hungary 99,880 108,588 113,979
Iceland 60,879 70,124 76,784
India 1,988,420 2,055,480 2,223,163
Indonesia 134,536 144,790 153,099
Iran 31,805 21,892 9,582
Iraq 21,116 19,123 16,991
Ireland 543,054 575,551 630,939
Israel 465,738 481,255 503,918
Italy 1,357,516 1,384,255 1,456,866
Jamaica 351,792 352,461 370,408
Japan 3,987,687 3,975,012 3,809,830
Jordan 54,551 52,240 53,203
Kazakhstan 27,057 31,769 32,853
Kenya 31,400 35,876 39,708
Kiribati 944 1,007 886
Korea, North 120 69 77
Korea, South 2,197,905 2,510,988 2,541,826
Kosovo 5,595 5,403 5,085
Kuwait 77,167 61,578 60,044
Kyrgyzstan 3,482 1,943 4,955
Laos 2,138 2,760 2,463
Latvia 24,768 27,205 27,227
Lebanon 51,830 48,860 48,455
Lesotho 716 680 723
Liberia 4,559 4,580 4,368
Libya 2,138 1,481 915
Liechtenstein 2,254 2,183 2,108
Lithuania 33,528 28,461 45,709
Luxembourg 15,519 14,395 15,694
Macedonia 10,818 11,979 12,307
Madagascar 1,993 1,975 2,131
Malawi 3,198 3,356 3,377
Malaysia 102,778 101,047 108,370
Maldives 453 659 490
Mali 4,664 4,653 4,787
Malta 6,936 7,319 8,136
Marshall Islands 180 201 194
Mauritania 1,922 1,403 1,120
Mauritius 6,967 7,026 7,637
Mexico 19,767,022 19,326,562 21,182,686
Micronesia, Federated States 175 181 370
Moldova 12,954 11,561 10,340
Monaco 1,373 1,249 1,157
Mongolia 15,447 15,380 16,202
Morocco7 38,333 36,968 35,248
Mozambique 2,728 2,546 2,803
Namibia 2,524 2,739 2,749
Nauru 187 128 153
Nepal 36,526 39,062 36,733
Netherlands8 820,312 853,332 890,570
New Zealand9 353,615 371,173 376,671
Nicaragua 79,704 77,049 80,186
Niger 1,953 2,054 1,909
Nigeria 216,111 215,801 221,819
Norway 303,526 319,594 306,062
Oman 11,430 10,331 10,866
Pakistan 137,567 124,800 129,736
Palau 137 91 171
Panama 173,906 162,076 163,848
Papua New Guinea 1,507 1,122 1,022
Paraguay 33,663 32,283 36,127
Peru 344,978 342,442 347,186
Philippines 451,332 485,524 498,980
Poland 230,781 242,920 265,052
Portugal 193,066 204,627 226,500
Qatar 19,961 16,352 16,779
Romania 103,562 108,786 117,798
Russia 317,538 344,368 290,901
Rwanda 6,174 5,883 6,963
Saint Kitts and Nevis 13,011 13,101 12,936
Saint Lucia 19,565 18,635 18,814
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,639 12,368 12,374
Samoa 2,576 2,459 2,800
San Marino 768 751 807
Sao Tome and Principe 89 99 94
Saudi Arabia 264,698 190,983 182,445
Senegal 11,320 11,287 10,438
Serbia and Montenegro (former) 41,320 35,279 20,031
Seychelles 529 465 498
Sierra Leone 3,303 3,878 3,527
Singapore 160,186 161,433 166,194
Slovakia 58,577 61,425 63,839
Slovenia 28,326 29,360 30,969
Solomon Islands 506 335 318
Somalia 441 321 240
South Africa 150,967 155,696 168,289
South Sudan 487 495 641
Spain 1,116,186 1,143,548 1,213,431
Sri Lanka 29,591 31,478 30,584
Sudan 6,409 4,425 4,663
Suriname 13,259 13,624 13,178
Sweden 622,710 607,993 582,603
Switzerland 478,886 459,938 445,323
Syria 13,575 9,954 6,349
Taiwan 515,978 524,357 539,788
Tajikistan 2,307 2,394 2,196
Tanzania 8,683 8,074 8,535
Thailand 122,840 124,577 127,783
Timor-Leste 244 238 212
Togo 3,044 3,120 3,129
Tonga 4,497 4,276 3,453
Trinidad and Tobago 197,990 195,355 191,501
Tunisia 15,169 14,633 14,624
Turkey 243,688 220,195 205,199
Turkmenistan 1,614 1,791 1,575
Tuvalu 203 168 189
Uganda 11,536 12,914 14,693
Ukraine 127,667 130,093 129,239
United Arab Emirates 41,204 36,630 39,231
United Kingdom10 5,210,880 5,076,167 5,162,089
Uruguay 87,420 85,291 90,563
Uzbekistan 12,414 14,049 12,628
Vanuatu 266 245 233
Venezuela 645,928 583,196 546,021
Vietnam 121,336 134,687 137,360
Yemen 5,679 3,839 1,868
Zambia 5,430 6,071 5,928
Zimbabwe 10,918 11,791 12,396
Unknown 161,456 95,266 85,694

1 Beginning in 2010 the number of I-94 nonimmigrant admissions greatly exceeds totals reported in previous years due to a more complete count of land admissions.
2 Australia includes Australia, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
3 The number of I-94 nonimmigrant admissions beginning in 2013 greatly exceeds totals reported in previous years due to a more complete count of Canadian air and sea admissions.
4 China includes the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
5 Denmark includes Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
6 France includes France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna.
7 Morocco includes Morocco and Western Sahara.
8 Netherlands includes the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.
9 New Zealand includes New Zealand, Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
10 United Kingdom includes the United Kingdom, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Notes: Admissions represent counts of events (i.e., arrivals) not unique individuals. Multiple entries of an individual on the same day are counted as one admission.
The majority of short-term admissions from Canada and Mexico are excluded.
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.