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B Visa Refusal Rate FY2009
ADJUSTED REFUSAL RATE - B-VISAS ONLY  
BY NATIONALITY FISCAL YEAR 2009  
COUNTRY ADJUSTED REFUSAL
RATE
Afghanistan 59.6%
Albania 39.6%
Algeria 20.5%
Andorra 60.0%
Angola 17.7%
Antigua And Barbuda 13.1%
Argentina 3.3%
Armenia 48.9%
Australia 19.8%
Austria 11.9%
Azerbaijan 11.5%
Bahrain 6.7%
Bangladesh 34.1%
Barbados 7.8%
Belarus 15.5%
Belgium 9.4%
Belize 21.4%
Benin 37.0%
Bhutan 68.1%
Bolivia 17.4%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 13.9%
Botswana 16.8%
Brazil 7.0%
Brunei 5.6%
Bulgaria 17.8%
Burkina Faso 48.9%
Burma 34.2%
Burundi 52.2%
Cambodia 47.2%
Cameroon 48.3%
Canada 52.8%
Cape Verde 45.3%
Central African Republic 45.0%
Chad 37.6%
Chile 5.9%
China - Mainland 15.6%
China - Taiwan 4.4%
Colombia 27.3%
Comoros 24.5%
Congo (Brazzaville) 33.0%
Congo (Kinshasa) 35.6%
Costa Rica 16.6%
Cote D`Ivoire 36.5%
Croatia 5.3%
Cuba 31.3%
Cyprus 1.4%
Czech Republic 6.9%
Denmark 13.6%
Djibouti 42.1%
Dominica 20.3%
Dominican Republic 34.6%
Ecuador 36.0%
Egypt 29.7%
El Salvador 52.1%
Equatorial Guinea 8.2%
Eritrea 48.2%
Estonia 6.2%
Ethiopia 50.6%
Federated States Of Micronesia 100.0%
Fiji 40.0%
Finland 23.6%
France 12.0%
Gabon 23.8%
Georgia 49.7%
Germany 16.0%
Ghana 54.3%
Great Britain And Northern Ireland 27.8%
Greece 2.0%
Grenada 19.5%
Guatemala 29.7%
Guinea 67.8%
Guinea - Bissau 61.9%
Guyana 55.9%
Haiti 61.4%
Honduras 29.2%
Hong Kong (BNO HK passport) 5.0%
Hong Kong S. A. R. 6.9%
Hungary 21.1%
Iceland 6.3%
India 28.7%
Indonesia 25.0%
Iran 40.1%
Iraq 31.8%
Ireland 24.2%
Israel 5.1%
Italy 11.1%
Jamaica 46.4%
Japan 16.0%
Jordan 31.4%
Kazakhstan 12.2%
Kenya 35.8%
Kiribati 10.2%
Kosovo 29.0%
Kuwait -2.2%1
Kyrgyzstan 32.8%
Laos 72.4%
Latvia 19.5%
Lebanon 18.6%
Lesotho 17.7%
Liberia 66.0%
Libya 19.2%
Liechtenstein 12.5%
Lithuania 17.6%
Luxembourg 10.0%
Macau S.A.R. 16.4%
Macedonia 21.5%
Madagascar 18.2%
Malawi 27.1%
Malaysia 6.6%
Maldives 19.7%
Mali 52.8%
Malta 3.8%
Mauritania 54.1%
Mauritius 7.2%
Mexico 10.9%2
Moldova 41.3%
Monaco 0.0%
Mongolia 34.9%
Montenegro 27.5%
Morocco 19.6%
Mozambique 11.4%
Namibia 10.8%
Nauru 60.0%
Nepal 59.1%
Netherlands 18.0%
New Zealand 16.1%
Nicaragua 35.1%
Niger 44.1%
Nigeria 37.3%
Norway 15.2%
Oman 2.8%
Pakistan 40.7%
Palestinian Authority Travel Document 45.2%
Panama 13.1%
Papua New Guinea 5.7%
Paraguay 9.8%
Peoples Republic Of Korea - North Korea 4.0%
Peru 29.1%
Philippines 35.9%
Poland 13.5%
Portugal 17.4%
Qatar 3.4%
Republic Of Palau 0.0%
Republic Of The Marshall Islands 7.3%
Romania 26.3%
Russia 4.9%
Rwanda 53.2%
Samoa 22.4%
San Marino 0.0%
Sao Tome And Principe 33.3%
Saudi Arabia 3.8%
Senegal 60.2%
Serbia 11.0%
Serbia And Montenegro3 12.0%
Seychelles 21.3%
Sierra Leone 52.6%
Singapore 16.0%
Slovakia 8.3%
Slovenia 7.8%
Solomon Islands 17.0%
Somalia 73.4%
South Africa 3.8%
South Korea 5.5%
Spain 7.7%
Sri Lanka 40.8%
St. Kitts And Nevis 16.1%
St. Lucia 17.2%
St. Vincent And The Grenadines 17.1%
Sudan 62.2%
Suriname 15.5%
Swaziland 10.4%
Sweden 19.3%
Switzerland 2.8%
Syria 23.6%
Tajikistan 23.8%
Tanzania 28.3%
Thailand 16.4%
The Bahamas 8.3%
The Gambia 51.9%
Timor-Leste 17.5%
Togo 42.6%
Tonga 47.8%
Trinidad And Tobago 33.1%
Tunisia 18.5%
Turkey 9.0%
Turkmenistan 19.8%
Tuvalu 28.6%
Uganda 38.8%
Ukraine 36.8%
United Arab Emirates 9.6%
Unknown Nationality Or Stateless 50.2%
Uruguay 5.4%
Uzbekistan 41.1%
Vanuatu 20.0%
Vatican City 7.1%
Venezuela 18.3%
Vietnam 42.3%
Yemen 47.3%
Zambia 38.9%
Zimbabwe 31.3%
1 Negative refusal rates result from more refusals being overcome in a given year than refusals made in that year. This can occur because applicants who were initially refused in one fiscal year can overcome that refusal and be issued a visa in a subsequent year. For an explanation of how refusal rates are calculated, please see: http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/refusalratelanguage.pdf  
2 Does not include Border Crossing Card applications  
3 Serbia And Montenegro - Bearers of Serbia and Montenegro Passports.  

Data Source: U.S. Department of State