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H-1B Visa Statistics
Top 100 Countries Receiving H-1B Visas
FY 2008 FY 2007 FY 2006
India 72,517 India 83,464 India 64,887
China - mainland born 9,141 China - mainland born 10,761 China - mainland born 9,451
Philippines 3,998 Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4,475 Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4,805
Korea, South 3,257 Philippines 4,279 Korea, South 3,924
Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3,082 Korea, South 3,788 Japan 3,795
Japan 2,610 Japan 3,516 Philippines 2,823
Mexico 2,421 Mexico 2,905 Mexico 2,699
China - Taiwan born 1,945 China - Taiwan born 2,506 China - Taiwan born 2,537
France 1,770 France 2,190 Germany 2,395
Germany 1,674 Germany 2,100 France 2,373
Brazil 1,483 Brazil 1,938 Brazil 2,039
Turkey 1,362 Colombia 1,631 Colombia 1,717
Colombia 1,199 Turkey 1,606 Turkey 1,660
Venezuela 954 Venezuela 1,282 Venezuela 1,452
Pakistan 926 Pakistan 1,233 Argentina 1,406
Italy 865 Argentina 1,185 Pakistan 1,293
Argentina 859 Russia 1,150 Russia 1,203
Israel 829 Israel 1,075 Israel 1,179
Indonesia 783 Indonesia 1,007 Italy 1,088
Spain 775 Italy 974 Spain 990
Russia 752 Malaysia 926 Australia 990
Malaysia 709 Spain 879 Malaysia 967
Peru 546 Peru 755 Indonesia 890
Nigeria 501 Australia 695 Peru 737
Romania 500 Ireland 633 Romania 671
Australia 482 Romania 603 Ireland 638
Ireland 477 South Africa 580 South Africa 636
Singapore 473 Nigeria 547 Singapore 599
Jamaica 471 Jamaica 541 Thailand 573
Nepal 455 Poland 541 Poland 540
Thailand 433 Thailand 534 Bulgaria 540
South Africa 425 Singapore 532 Netherlands 532
Poland 417 Bulgaria 529 Jamaica 516
Bulgaria 411 Netherlands 516 Sweden 487
Lebanon 369 Nepal 446 Nigeria 483
Netherlands 344 Hong Kong S.A.R. 442 Sri Lanka 442
Greece 324 Sweden 422 Hong Kong S.A.R. 405
Sweden 323 Lebanon 368 Nepal 390
Trinidad and Tobago 301 Kenya 363 Switzerland 351
Hong Kong S.A.R. 299 New Zealand 344 New Zealand 345
Ecuador 279 Serbia and Montenegro 343 Kenya 344
Kenya 278 Greece 338 Lebanon 338
Ukraine 271 Sri Lanka 336 Serbia and Montenegro 330
Serbia and Montenegro 266 Bangladesh 335 Ecuador 329
Sri Lanka 256 Switzerland 330 Ukraine 329
Bangladesh 252 Ecuador 324 Trinidad and Tobago 328
Jordan 245 Trinidad and Tobago 320 Bangladesh 323
New Zealand 238 Ukraine 307 Egypt 316
Egypt 235 Egypt 282 Greece 314
Switzerland 229 Chile 269 Belgium 282
Vietnam 228 Jordan 257 Jordan 266
Chile 204 Belgium 243 Chile 262
Hungary 192 Ghana 232 Denmark 237
Ghana 184 Austria 218 Ghana 230
Belgium 175 Denmark 208 Austria 222
Bahamas, The 170 Vietnam 202 Czech Republic 213
Austria 165 Dominican Republic 192 Hungary 199
Dominican Republic 160 Hungary 186 Bahamas, The 186
Denmark 153 Bahamas, The 176 Slovakia 181
Portugal 149 Iran 171 Panama 169
Costa Rica 136 Slovakia 169 Norway 167
Slovakia 133 Costa Rica 166 Dominican Republic 166
Iran 130 Czech Republic 162 Iran 165
Czech Republic 127 Portugal 162 Costa Rica 161
Panama 106 Panama 156 Morocco 153
Bolivia 105 Croatia 133 Portugal 151
Norway 94 Belarus 131 Bolivia 135
Morocco 93 Bolivia 127 Croatia 135
Honduras 90 Zimbabwe 125 Vietnam 134
Belarus 90 Norway 120 Uruguay 134
Syria 89 Lithuania 118 Belarus 125
Zimbabwe 87 Guatemala 110 Guatemala 115
Guatemala 85 Uruguay 110 Finland 114
Lithuania 85 Finland 103 Honduras 106
El Salvador 84 Morocco 102 Lithuania 103
Croatia 84 Honduras 98 Barbados 89
Uruguay 83 Barbados 95 Kazakhstan 85
Albania 81 Syria 95 Albania 83
Finland 76 Albania 92 Zimbabwe 82
Tanzania 71 Moldova 79 Senegal 80
Cameroon 67 El Salvador 77 Syria 78
Cyprus 65 Kazakhstan 76 Cameroon 77
Moldova 64 Tanzania 76 Cyprus 77
Senegal 62 Cyprus 74 Guyana 76
Kazakhstan 61 Cameroon 71 Moldova 73
Barbados 61 Bosnia and Herzegovina 69 Armenia 73
Latvia 51 Georgia 68 Tanzania 68
Armenia 50 Armenia 64 Georgia 68
Georgia 48 Senegal 61 El Salvador 66
Burma 47 Latvia 54 Latvia 61
Bosnia and Herzegovina 47 Burma 53 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61
Uganda 43 Guyana 53 Iraq 50
Uzbekistan 41 Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 52 Canada 49
Mongolia 40 Estonia 44 Macedonia 48
Canada 39 Uganda 43 Paraguay 47
Guyana 39 Canada 42 Burma 45
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 36 Iraq 42 Iceland 45
Azerbaijan 36 Ethiopia 39 Uganda 44
Paraguay 35 Iceland 39 Ethiopia 41
Ethiopia 34 Nicaragua 39 Tunisia 39

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