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Legal Non-immigrant Admissions by Category and State of Residence


Summary: Number of nonimmigrant admissions (I-94 only) by selected category of admission and state of destination

This database reports the number of nonimmigrant admissions (I-94 only) by selected category of admission and state of destination by Fiscal Year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30). Nonimmigrant admissions refer to arrivals of persons who are authorized to stay in the United States for a limited period of time. Most nonimmigrants enter the United States as tourists or business travelers, but some come to work, study, or engage in cultural exchange programs. Admissions represent counts of events, i.e., arrivals, not unique individuals; multiple entries of an individual on the same day are counted as one admission.

The majority of short-term admissions from Canada and Mexico are excluded.  The data extraction process in 2010 and 2011 differed from previous years and may slightly impact the state of destination distribution. See the Department of Homeland Security for additional information on admission categories.

  • The total number of I-94 admissions in 2010 and 2011 greatly exceeds totals reported in previous years due to a more complete count of land admissions.    
  • Visa waiver in 2005- 2009, 2011 includes GMB (Guam-CNMI Ð temporary visitors for business to Guam or Northern Mariana Islands), GMT (Guam-CNMI Ð temporary visitors for pleasure to Guam or Northern Mariana Islands), WB (Visa Waiver Program Ð temporary visitors for business), and WT (Visa Waiver Program Ð temporary visitors for pleasure.)  Visa waivers in 2010 also include GB (Guam Visa Waiver Program Ð temporary visitors for business to Guam and GT (Guam Visa Waiver Program Ð temporary visitors for pleasure to Guam).
  • 2006-2011 Tourists and business other category includes B1, B2 and a limited number of Border Crossing Card (BCC) admissions.  In 2005, this category excludes BCC.             
  • 2007-2011 students and exchange visitors includes principals, spouses, and children.    
  • 2007-2011 temporary workers and families include principals, spouses, and children.
  • 2007-2011 diplomats and other representative includes principals, spouses, and children.    
  • The destination "other" in 2007-2011 includes U.S. territories and armed forces posts.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 2005 - 2015

Data Source: Department of Homeland Security

Updated:  Apr. 26, 2017 Next update: Apr. 25, 2018

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 Total  Visa waiver  Other
 Students and exchange visitors  Temporary workers and families  Diplomats and other representatives
 All other classes  Unknown

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