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B Visa Statistics
Top 100 Countries Receiving B1, B1/B2 and B2 Visas
FY 2008 FY 2007 FY 2006
Brazil 385,259 India 369,210 Korea, South 344,561
China - mainland born 371,714 Korea, South 351,351 China - mainland born 290,469
India 364,213 China - mainland born 332,255 India 221,913
Korea, South 289,630 Brazil 288,075 Brazil 208,182
Colombia 179,779 Colombia 173,454 Colombia 165,735
Israel 170,992 China - Taiwan born 150,909 China - Taiwan born 161,123
China - Taiwan born 143,111 Israel 145,561 Israel 108,554
Russia 110,012 Argentina 96,336 Venezuela 98,616
Philippines 109,761 Philippines 92,690 Poland 87,463
Argentina 106,463 Venezuela 91,464 Mexico 85,307
Venezuela 91,150 Russia 84,879 Argentina 82,033
Poland 90,784 Poland 81,787 Russia 72,672
Dominican Republic 58,755 Dominican Republic 61,894 Dominican Republic 69,412
Ecuador 56,433 Ecuador 59,626 Philippines 66,591
Nigeria 52,066 Mexico 50,268 France 53,526
South Africa 47,922 Jamaica 47,175 Ecuador 47,711
Turkey 47,699 South Africa 45,428 South Africa 44,389
Jamaica 47,373 Hong Kong S.A.R. 44,875 Jamaica 43,642
Chile 44,407 Nigeria 43,312 Hong Kong S.A.R. 41,892
Hong Kong S.A.R. 43,878 Thailand 42,664 Trinidad and Tobago 38,594
Peru 39,866 Turkey 40,388 Thailand 38,105
Costa Rica 39,051 Peru 38,357 Peru 37,294
Thailand 38,336 Chile 37,475 Turkey 36,913
Guatemala 37,616 Costa Rica 34,619 Indonesia 36,850
Greece 36,081 Trinidad and Tobago 31,716 Italy 35,817
Malaysia 33,040 Malaysia 31,508 Chile 35,120
Vietnam 32,102 Greece 31,305 Costa Rica 34,893
Haiti 32,019 Pakistan 29,984 Nigeria 30,729
Romania 30,134 Haiti 29,234 Malaysia 29,999
Czech Republic 26,973 Indonesia 29,030 Pakistan 29,487
Trinidad and Tobago 26,946 Honduras 26,037 Great Britain and Northern Ireland 29,007
Ukraine 26,568 Romania 25,591 Guatemala 27,747
Honduras 25,618 Vietnam 25,548 Greece 26,938
Egypt 24,070 Great Britain and Northern Ireland 25,402 Czech Republic 25,492
Indonesia 24,034 Guatemala 25,128 Romania 25,309
Pakistan 23,818 Czech Republic 24,851 Honduras 24,903
Great Britain and Northern Ireland 23,810 Egypt 24,538 Egypt 23,376
El Salvador 23,319 El Salvador 22,936 Ukraine 21,506
Mexico 22,732 Ukraine 21,919 Panama 19,035
Hungary 22,182 Hungary 21,031 Hungary 18,989
Panama 20,801 Lebanon 18,666 Haiti 18,018
Saudi Arabia 20,243 Panama 17,215 Vietnam 17,558
Lebanon 16,842 Saudi Arabia 15,631 El Salvador 16,914
Bulgaria 15,937 Serbia and Montenegro 13,806 Bahamas, The 13,795
Kenya 14,184 Bahamas, The 13,377 Lebanon 13,568
Ghana 14,043 Jordan 12,725 Serbia and Montenegro 12,292
Croatia 13,301 Kenya 12,366 Barbados 11,916
Uruguay 12,851 Bulgaria 12,154 Uruguay 11,631
Serbia and Montenegro 12,829 Croatia 11,863 Bulgaria 11,247
Jordan 12,278 Uruguay 11,579 Kenya 11,198
Morocco 12,203 Cuba 11,471 Jordan 11,044
Nicaragua 12,145 Nicaragua 10,685 Nicaragua 11,001
Cuba 11,961 Barbados 10,617 Saudi Arabia 10,592
Barbados 11,868 Ghana 9,892 Croatia 10,093
Slovakia 11,173 Slovakia 9,854 Sri Lanka 9,957
Bahamas, The 11,050 Iran 9,578 Slovakia 9,683
Kuwait 10,779 Kuwait 9,495 Iran 9,126
Iran 9,550 Germany 9,477 Germany 9,108
Bolivia 9,521 Sri Lanka 8,947 Ghana 8,564
Australia 9,058 Italy 8,373 Morocco 8,396
Germany 8,497 Bolivia 8,230 Cuba 7,736
Nepal 7,875 Morocco 7,565 Kuwait 7,423
Lithuania 7,451 Australia 7,424 Bolivia 6,884
Sri Lanka 7,434 Ethiopia 6,882 Australia 6,773
Ethiopia 7,172 Estonia 6,320 Bangladesh 6,456
Albania 7,116 Lithuania 6,293 Belarus 6,257
Kazakhstan 7,048 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,286 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6,211
Estonia 6,845 Nepal 6,252 Ethiopia 5,738
Cameroon 6,022 Belarus 6,170 Cameroon 5,588
Belarus 5,853 Cameroon 6,050 Belize 5,468
Latvia 5,722 France 5,749 Albania 5,113
Bangladesh 5,619 Latvia 5,717 Nepal 5,097
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,379 Syria 5,703 Estonia 5,093
Syria 5,352 Bangladesh 5,622 Lithuania 4,837
Italy 5,254 Kazakhstan 5,516 Syria 4,752
Cyprus 5,124 Albania 5,451 Kazakhstan 4,507
France 5,061 Belize 4,911 Latvia 4,473
United Arab Emirates 5,002 Japan 4,398 Japan 4,342
Paraguay 4,949 Paraguay 4,190 Saint Lucia 4,193
Algeria 4,746 Cyprus 4,083 Guyana 3,965
Belize 4,429 Algeria 3,890 Palestinian Authority Travel Document 3,828
Senegal 4,209 United Arab Emirates 3,873 Armenia 3,779
Uganda 4,004 Tanzania 3,563 Mali 3,740
Armenia 3,829 Guyana 3,498 Cyprus 3,715
Guyana 3,817 Macedonia 3,430 Algeria 3,610
Tanzania 3,722 Uganda 3,426 Senegal 3,490
Saint Lucia 3,628 Spain 3,273 United Arab Emirates 3,389
Japan 3,548 Armenia 3,215 Paraguay 3,315
Zimbabwe 3,293 Senegal 3,092 Antigua and Barbuda 3,171
Spain 3,206 Zimbabwe 3,081 Norway 3,047
Moldova 3,152 Antigua and Barbuda 3,027 Tanzania 2,970
Switzerland 3,104 Saint Lucia 2,974 Spain 2,954
New Zealand 3,070 Fiji 2,828 Uganda 2,931
Fiji 3,058 Laos 2,762 Fiji 2,897
Macedonia 3,044 Norway 2,749 Zimbabwe 2,850
Antigua and Barbuda 2,871 New Zealand 2,658 Mongolia 2,756
Tunisia 2,850 Switzerland 2,652 Uzbekistan 2,645
Grenada 2,782 Malta 2,623 New Zealand 2,639
Malta 2,735 Moldova 2,568 Macedonia 2,599
Suriname 2,687 Tunisia 2,550 Grenada 2,511

Source: U.S. Department of State (DOS)