90% of B-visa

applications denied

Libya

Iran

Djibouti

80

Yemen

82,000 B visas

issued to Nigerians

Burundi

70

Afghanistan

Uzbekistan

Nigeria

Nicaragua

Haiti

60

Low-income countries

Ghana

55% denied

Dominican Republic

50

Kenya

Pakistan

Gabon

Ethiopia

Ukraine

Kazakhstan

Colombia

Lower-middle

40

38%

Ecuador

1 million visas issued to Chinese

Egypt

30

Philippines

Upper-middle

India

Estonia

Peru

25%

Ireland

Ireland

Bolivia

Thailand

Australia

UK

UK

20

Vietnam

Turkey

Norway

Brazil

China

Chile

Mozambique

Russia

Qatar

Indonesia

Japan

Bahamas

High-income countries

10

South Africa

Madagascar

Germany

Romania

Luxembourg

8%

Korea

Saudi Arabia

Switzerland

UAE

Malaysia

Portugal

Hong Kong

Poland

Argentina

0

Papua New Guinea

$1,000

$10,000

$100,000

GDP per capita in constant USD

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Data: US Department of State, World Bank

90% of B-visa

applications denied

Libya

Iran

Djibouti

80

Yemen

82,000 B visas

issued to Nigerians

Burundi

70

Uzbekistan

Afghanistan

Nigeria

Haiti

60

Low-income countries

Ghana

55% denied

Dominican Republic

50

Kenya

Pakistan

Gabon

Ethiopia

Ukraine

Colombia

Lower-middle

40

38%

Ecuador

1 million visas issued

to Chinese

Egypt

30

Philippines

Upper-middle

India

Estonia

Peru

Ireland

Ireland

25%

Thailand

UK

UK

20

Turkey

Vietnam

Norway

Brazil

China

Mozambique

Chile

Russia

Qatar

Indonesia

Japan

Bahamas

High-income countries

10

South Africa

Madagascar

Germany

8%

Saudi Arabia

Korea

UAE

Malaysia

Hong Kong

Poland

Argentina

0

$1,000

$10,000

$100,000

GDP per capita in constant USD

Quartz | qz.com

Data: US Department of State, World Bank

Libya

90% of B-visa

applications denied

Iran

Djibouti

Yemen

80

82,000 B visas

issued to Nigerians

Burundi

70

Uzbekistan

Afghanistan

Nigeria

Haiti

Low-income

countries

60

Ghana

55% denied

Dominican Republic

50

Kenya

Pakistan

Gabon

Ethiopia

Ukraine

Colombia

Lower-middle

40

38%

Ecuador

1 million visas

issued to

Chinese

Egypt

30

Upper-middle

India

Philippines

Peru

25%

Ireland

Ireland

UK

UK

20

Turkey

Vietnam

Brazil

China

Chile

Norway

Mozambique

Russia

High-income

countries

Qatar

Indonesia

Bahamas

Japan

10

South Africa

Madagascar

Germany

8%

Saudi Arabia

UAE

Hong Kong

Poland

Argentina

0

$1,000

$10,000

$100,000

GDP per capita in constant USD

Quartz | qz.com

Data: US Department of State, World Bank

90% of B-visa

applications denied

Libya

Iran

Djibouti

80

Yemen

82,000 B visas

issued to Nigerians

Burundi

70

Uzbekistan

Afghanistan

Nigeria

Haiti

Low-income

countries

60

Ghana

55%

denied

Dominican Republic

Kenya

50

Pakistan

Ethiopia

Ukraine

Gabon

Lower

-middle

Colombia

40

38%

1 million

visas issued

to Chinese

Egypt

Ecuador

Upper

-middle

30

India

Philippines

Peru

25%

Ireland

UK

UK

20

Turkey

Vietnam

Brazil

China

Chile

Mozambique

Russia

Qatar

Indonesia

Japan

High income

Bahamas

10

South Africa

Madagascar

8%

Germany

Saudi Arabia

UAE

Hong Kong

Poland

Argentina

0

$1,000

$10,000

$100,000

GDP per capita in constant USD

Data: US Department of State, World Bank

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We can see that as the GDP per capita of an applicant’s home country increases, the denial rate declines.

Nigerians have a particularly high denial rate, 67%.

Chinese applicants were granted the most B visas of any country and saw a relatively low rejection rate of 18%.

Here are all the African countries.

Applicants from the 46 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa were denied 54% of the time.

Applicants from countries in Europe and Central Asia saw a denial rate of 22%.

Visitors from European countries are the least likely to have their visas rejected.

Applicants from the Pacific, South Asia and East Asia were denied 23% of the time.

Latin American and Caribbean applicants were denied 32% of the time.

The 39 countries exempted from the visa requirement are all high-income countries, mostly in Asia and Europe. In the few situations when citizens of these countries have to apply for a B visa, they have a high chance of getting it.