Here’s the US Visa Rejection Rate of Pakistani Applicants

Dreaming of visiting the United States? Whether you’re traveling for business, sightseeing, or both, you’ll likely need a US visa. Navigating the application process can be challenging, and visa rejection rates vary significantly depending on your nationality.

This guide provides insights into the US visa rejection rates for 2023, helping you understand your chances of approval and potential reasons for rejection. We’ll also explain the different types of B visas (B-1 and B-2) you might need for your US trip.

Understanding B1 & B2 Visas

B visas are for temporary stays in the US. Here’s a quick overview of the two most common types:

  • B-1 Visa (Business): This visa is for those visiting the US for business-related activities such as attending meetings, conferences, or negotiating contracts. It does not allow employment or receiving payment from a US source.
  • B-2 Visa (Tourism): This visa is for tourists visiting the US for leisure, tourism, or medical treatment. It is strictly for non-business purposes and prohibits employment.
  • B-1/B-2 Visa: This combined visa caters to individuals who wish to visit the US for both business and tourism. It offers flexibility but still prohibits employment or studying in the US.

US Visa Rejection Rates

  1. Monaco and Liechtenstein: A Perfect Record (0%)
    • Monaco and Liechtenstein had a 0% rejection rate, indicating that applicants from these countries were well-prepared and met the stringent visa requirements. Their strong economic stability and low immigration risk contribute to their perfect record.
  2. Low Rejection Rates (0-10%)
    • Countries: Israel (3.30%), UAE (4.18%), Saudi Arabia (5.01%), Japan (6.05%), Czechia (8.05%), Argentina (8.21%), France (10.11%), Mexico (10.57%), Italy (10.62%), Denmark (10.66%), Germany (10.84%), Indonesia (10.95%), India (10.99%)
    • Common Factors: Strong economic ties with the US, solid documentation, and low overstay risks contribute to lower rejection rates.
  3. Moderate Rejection Rates (10-20%)
    • Countries: Brazil (11.94%), Vatican (14.29%), South Korea (14.44%), UK (14.69%), Spain (15.66%), Australia (16.75%), Norway (17.96%)
    • Challenges: Previous visa rejections, incomplete applications, and visa history can impact current applications.
  4. Higher Rejection Rates (20-30%)
    • Countries: Ireland (19.41%), Turkey (20.59%), Sweden (20.68%), Finland (22.82%), Egypt (26.11%), China (26.63%)
    • Reasons: Political and economic factors, and increased scrutiny due to higher visa fraud rates.
  5. Significant Rejection Rates (30-50%)
    • Countries: Nigeria (29.23%), Ukraine (34.29%), Iraq (37.09%), Russia (39.49%), Pakistan (40.82%), Afghanistan (48.73%)
    • Contributing Factors: Security concerns, poor economic conditions, and stringent vetting processes.
  6. High Rejection Rates (50% and Above)
    • Countries: Canada (52.04%), Iran (53.26%), Liberia (78.19%), North Korea (100%), Micronesia (100%)
    • Key Issues: Tense diplomatic relations with the US, poor or insufficient documentation, and doubts about the intent of the visit.

US Visa Rejection Country-by-Country Breakdown

The table below shows the visa rejection rates for various countries in 2023. The lower the percentage, the higher the chance of approval.

Tips for a Successful US Visa Application

While understanding rejection rates can be informative, they don’t guarantee approval. Here are some tips to enhance your application:

  • Meet all Eligibility Requirements: Ensure you have all the necessary documentation and meet the specific requirements for your visa type.
  • Demonstrate Strong Ties to Your Home Country: Show the US visa officer that you have reasons to return home after your visit.
  • Prepare for the Interview: Practice answering common interview questions and clearly state your travel purpose.
  • Be Honest and Accurate: Provide truthful information and accurately represent your intentions.

Remember, this information is for general guidance. Visa applications are reviewed individually. Always check the official US Department of State website for the latest information and application procedures.

Visa rejection rates vary widely by country, influenced by economic conditions, political factors, and the applicant’s circumstances. Thorough preparation can enhance your chances of obtaining a US visa.

Whether you’re applying for a B-1, B-2, or a combined B-1/B-2 visa, ensuring your application is strong and well-supported is key to a successful outcome.

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  • So you’re telling me that Canada has a 12% higher US visa Rejection Rate than Pakistan!!?
    AND that the reason that India has only 11% rejection rate is due to “low overstay risks contribute to lower rejection rates” which is definitely not the case

    • Since every Indian who gets even the tiniest bit of Chance for a US VISA grabs it immediately and leaves his country behind. And how come, countries like Australia and Sweden have higher rejection rate than India? Something about the source of your Data isn’t adding up

  • Good information… Please update about the legal and genuine work permit of any European country for Pakistanis… Is there any legal or authentic travel agent who deals in European work permit?

  • Thnxs for not mentioning other South & East Asian countries like India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Hope its not a paid article within yellow journalism.

  • And this is the Independent Journalism you guys are asking to fund by public :) . You guys have been lifting articles from other websites for the longest and have been making money in form of paid PR articles from all the brands.

  • The reason for high rejection rates in Pakistan is the requests made by our beloved establishment to the embassies not to exceed the quota they allocate to the general public. They ask for 100% acceptance for armed officials So the real problem lies within the uniformed diaspora in this country.

  • The biggest runaways are Indians. This is first-hand information. Any Indian that gets a chance to visit the USA will run in the forest to avoid capture. Almost 90% of the illegal population in the USA are Indians and Bangladeshis. Most Pakistanis I know are legal and honest. Seriously. They might be traitors to Pakistan but they are deeply loyal to the USA. And yeah most of them are ex-servicemen. If you know what I mean

  • USA is a country where even their own President hesitate to go out of country he never knows on his return whether Imm will allow èm or not for instance Barak Obama

  • What if someone gets one year B1/B2 US visit visa and couldn’t visit. Does this effects future visas ?

  • South koreans and Canadians dont need US visa.
    I stayed in US for 8 years and most illegals i came across were Indians.


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