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B Visa Refusal Rate FY2012
ADJUSTED REFUSAL RATE - B-VISAS ONLY  
BY NATIONALITY FISCAL YEAR 2012*  
COUNTRY ADJUSTED REFUSAL RATE
Afghanistan 59.3%
Albania 40.5%
Algeria 24.2%
Andorra 100.0%
Angola 19.9%
Antigua and Barbuda 24.1%
Argentina 1.5%
Armenia 38.5%
Australia 16.6%
Austria 11.1%
Azerbaijan 11.4%
Bahrain 7.7%
Bangladesh 26.0%
Barbados 12.4%
Belarus 19.5%
Belgium 7.1%
Belize 22.7%
Benin 33.0%
Bhutan 52.2%
Bolivia 16.3%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 14.4%
Botswana 12.5%
Brazil 3.2%
Brunei 25.5%
Bulgaria 18.0%
Burkina Faso 35.3%
Burma 31.0%
Burundi 46.1%
Cambodia 33.9%
Cameroon 41.1%
Canada 44.3%
Cape Verde 36.6%
Central African
Republic
32.2%
Chad 43.8%
Chile 2.8%
China - Mainland 8.5%
Colombia 11.2%
Comoros 22.1%
Congo (Brazzaville) 30.7%
Congo (Kinshasa) 37.4%
Costa Rica 11.3%
Cote D`Ivoire 27.7%
Croatia 4.4%
Cuba 38.7%
Cyprus 1.9%
Czech Republic 6.4%
Denmark 14.7%
Djibouti 64.5%
Dominica 31.7%
Dominican Republic 32.0%
Ecuador 18.5%
Egypt 32.4%
El Salvador 41.4%
Equatorial Guinea 10.0%
Eritrea 39.2%
Estonia 14.9%
Ethiopia 39.7%
Federated States Of
Micronesia
50.0%
Fiji 26.9%
Finland 7.6%
France 13.4%
Gabon 24.1%
Georgia 31.8%
Germany 16.4%
Ghana 61.7%
Great Britain And
Northern Ireland
20.6%
Greece 26.1%
Grenada 32.5%
Guatemala 30.9%
Guinea 54.2%
Guinea - Bissau 50.0%
Guyana 46.5%
Haiti 54.0%
Honduras 29.8%
Hong Kong (BNO HK passport) 2.6%
Hong Kong S. A. R. 1.7%
Hungary 17.0%
Iceland 5.6%
India 24.1%
Indonesia 12.1%
Iran 37.6%
Iraq 32.8%
Ireland 21.1%
Israel 5.4%
Italy 13.3%
Jamaica 41.6%
Japan 10.2%
Jordan 30.8%
Kazakhstan 7.5%
Kenya 33.6%
Kiribati 22.9%
Kosovo 31.7%
Kuwait 4.8%
Kyrgyzstan 26.4%
Laos 60.1%
Latvia 23.4%
Lebanon 18.1%
Lesotho 11.2%
Liberia 45.5%
Libya 38.9%
Liechtenstein 0.0%
Lithuania 34.0%
Luxembourg 4.7%
Macau S.A.R. 2.3%
Macedonia 20.7%
Madagascar 17.5%
Malawi 16.5%
Malaysia 5.4%
Maldives 42.2%
Mali 54.7%
Malta 17.6%
Mauritania 54.7%
Mauritius 5.0%
Mexico 10.6%
Moldova 31.0%
Monaco 57.1%
Mongolia 37.0%
Montenegro 31.4%
Morocco 21.3%
Mozambique 3.2%
Namibia 8.8%
Nauru 18.2%
Nepal 49.4%
Netherlands 23.1%
New Zealand 13.3%
Nicaragua 27.6%
Niger 35.9%
Nigeria 33.6%
Norway 17.8%
Oman 4.5%
Pakistan 37.3%
Palestinian Authority Travel Document 38.9%
Panama 8.4%
Papua New Guinea 2.95%
Paraguay 4.6%
Peoples Republic Of Korea - North Korea 36.0%
Peru 20.1%
Philippines 23.8%
Poland 9.3%
Portugal 10.3%
Qatar 1.2%
Republic Of Palau 35.7%
Republic Of The
Marshall Islands
15.6%
Romania 17.0%
Russia 9.6%
Rwanda 30.9%
Samoa 29.5%
San Marino 0.0%
Sao Tome And Principe 18.0%
Saudi Arabia 7.6%
Senegal 67.0%
Serbia 13.7%
Serbia And
Montenegro*
39.7%
Seychelles 4.8%
Sierra Leone 50.3%
Singapore 24.6%
Slovakia 13.5%
Slovenia 23.4%
Solomon Islands 5.4%
Somalia 61.7%
South Africa 2.9%
South Korea 13.0%
South Sudan 37.7%
Spain 10.2%
Sri Lanka 34.7%
St. Kitts And Nevis 27.2%
St. Lucia 28.2%
St. Vincent And The
Grenadines
27.2%
Sudan 45.4%
Suriname 11.6%
Swaziland 4.9%
Sweden 16.3%
Switzerland 3.6%
Syria 42.0%
Taiwan 1.4%
Tajikistan 42.6%
Tanzania 15.8%
Thailand 10.2%
The Bahamas 12.9%
The Gambia 73.5%
Timor-Leste 16.7%
Togo 37.7%
Tonga 41.5%
Trinidad And Tobago 18.7%
Tunisia 16.8%
Turkey 8.1%
Turkmenistan 17.7%
Tuvalu 21.4%
Uganda 33.2%
Ukraine 26.9%
United Arab Emirates 9.0%
Unknown Nationality Or Stateless 31.6%
Uruguay 2.7%
Uzbekistan 40.4%
Vanuatu 12.5%
Vatican City 0.0%
Venezuela 12.0%
Vietnam 22.2%
Yemen 47.8%
Zambia 22.9%
Zimbabwe 19.2%
*Serbia And Montenegro - Bearers of Serbia and Montenegro Passports*.  
*Please note that the Department utilized a   
new calculation methodology in fiscal year  2012.  

Data Source: U.S. Department of State