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B Visa Refusal Rate FY2008
ADJUSTED REFUSAL RATE - B-VISAS ONLY  
BY NATIONALITY FISCAL YEAR 2008  
COUNTRY ADJUSTED REFUSAL
RATE
Afghanistan 51.0%
Albania 38.7%
Algeria 20.3%
Andorra 50.0%
Angola 17.1%
Antigua And Barbuda 21.7%
Argentina 3.1%
Armenia 53.3%
Australia 16.5%
Austria 20.3%
Azerbaijan 14.0%
Bahrain 6.6%
Bangladesh 48.2%
Barbados 10.1%
Belarus 21.1%
Belgium 13.4%
Belize 25.4%
Benin 39.1%
Bhutan 48.3%
Bolivia 23.6%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 21.3%
Botswana 15.6%
Brazil 5.5%
Brunei 3.3%
Bulgaria 13.3%
Burkina Faso 44.4%
Burma 41.9%
Burundi 58.8%
Cambodia 44.3%
Cameroon 46.7%
Canada 39.0%
Cape Verde 42.7%
Central African Republic 39.6%
Chad 41.4%
Chile 8.9%
China - Mainland 18.2%
China - Taiwan 5.9%
Colombia 25.6%
Comoros 14.0%
Congo (Brazzaville) 33.2%
Congo (Kinshasa) 36.2%
Costa Rica 21.2%
Cote D`Ivoire 40.9%
Croatia 5.1%
Cuba 45.2%
Cyprus 1.7%
Czech Republic 5.2%
Denmark 16.6%
Djibouti 42.5%
Dominica 29.5%
Dominican Republic 45.6%
Ecuador 40.0%
Egypt 35.3%
El Salvador 45.7%
Equatorial Guinea 11.1%
Eritrea 51.1%
Estonia 3.9%
Ethiopia 46.7%
Federated States Of Micronesia 50.0%
Fiji 38.0%
Finland 17.1%
France 8.7%
Gabon 23.0%
Georgia 46.6%
Germany 13.8%
Ghana 50.1%
Great Britain And Northern Ireland 25.5%
Greece 1.5%
Grenada 29.9%
Guatemala 33.8%
Guinea 63.8%
Guinea - Bissau 63.4%
Guyana 56.6%
Haiti 54.4%
Honduras 33.6%
Hong Kong (BNO HK passport) 3.3%
Hong Kong S. A. R. 4.4%
Hungary 7.8%
Iceland 5.1%
India 24.7%
Indonesia 37.0%
Iran 42.5%
Iraq 46.3%
Ireland 20.0%
Israel 3.0%
Italy 9.3%
Jamaica 35.5%
Japan 14.8%
Jordan 43.2%
Kazakhstan 11.7%
Kenya 35.6%
Kiribati 26.2%
Kosovo 47.9%
Kuwait 6.5%
Kyrgyzstan 32.1%
Laos 73.4%
Latvia 8.3%
Lebanon 27.9%
Lesotho 32.1%
Liberia 70.7%
Libya 27.1%
Liechtenstein 0.0%
Lithuania 9.0%
Luxembourg 7.8%
Macau S.A.R. 14.2%
Macedonia 33.5%
Madagascar 11.9%
Malawi 28.9%
Malaysia 5.6%
Maldives 4.7%
Mali 48.1%
Malta 2.5%
Mauritania 51.0%
Mauritius 11.6%
Mexico1 11.4%
Moldova 36.7%
Monaco 25.0%
Mongolia 53.6%
Montenegro 25.6%
Morocco 24.0%
Mozambique 13.8%
Namibia 6.8%
Nauru 66.7%
Nepal 51.2%
Netherlands 13.7%
New Zealand 14.0%
Nicaragua 41.8%
Niger 55.7%
Nigeria 36.0%
Norway 11.9%
Oman 2.2%
Pakistan 46.3%
Palestinian Authority Travel Document 55.6%
Panama 19.2%
Papua New Guinea 3.4%
Paraguay 14.4%
Peoples Republic Of Korea - North Korea 16.3%
Peru 37.7%
Philippines 31.0%
Poland 13.8%
Portugal 10.7%
Qatar 4.9%
Republic Of Palau 20.0%
Republic Of The Marshall Islands 14.0%
Romania 25.0%
Russia 7.5%
Rwanda 50.3%
Samoa 32.4%
San Marino 50.0%
Sao Tome And Principe 28.6%
Saudi Arabia 6.6%
Senegal 55.2%
Serbia 11.7%
Serbia And Montenegro2 17.1%
Seychelles 18.0%
Sierra Leone 50.1%
Singapore 11.7%
Slovakia 5.3%
Slovenia 6.7%
Solomon Islands 6.5%
Somalia 54.0%
South Africa 4.6%
South Korea 3.8%
Spain 9.9%
Sri Lanka 31.4%
St. Kitts And Nevis 25.0%
St. Lucia 26.6%
St. Vincent And The Grenadines 26.4%
Sudan 38.6%
Suriname 9.6%
Swaziland 13.0%
Sweden 15.2%
Switzerland 3.4%
Syria 33.1%
Tajikistan 32.4%
Tanzania 26.2%
Thailand 19.8%
The Bahamas 5.9%
The Gambia 55.7%
Timor-Leste 16.7%
Togo 51.7%
Tonga 48.7%
Trinidad And Tobago 23.8%
Tunisia 23.9%
Turkey 11.2%
Turkmenistan 45.4%
Tuvalu 17.6%
Uganda 34.4%
Ukraine 30.9%
United Arab Emirates 10.4%
Unknown Nationality Or Stateless 51.6%
Uruguay 9.5%
Uzbekistan 61.1%
Vanuatu 16.7%
Vatican City 16.7%
Venezuela 25.4%
Vietnam 38.8%
Yemen 54.7%
Zambia 53.3%
Zimbabwe 30.3%
1 Does not include Border Crossing Card applications.  
2 Serbia And Montenegro - Bearers of Serbia and Montenegro Passports.  

Data Source: U.S. Department of State