B1 B2 Visitor/Tourist Visa Odds of Approval

visa approval oddsThe Tourist Visa Approval Odds Calculator utilizes a proprietary algorithm developed by RapidVisa, using data from our customers and from statistics put out by the NVC. These numbers are designed for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for your results. Many other factors may play into your approval odds not taken into account by this calculator, including your visa interview.

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There are many factors that can improve or hamper your odds for approval of a US tourist visa. The primary reason for the interview is to convince the consular officer that you have no intention of overstaying or immigrating permanently to the US.

Factors that may affect your odds of approval:

Employment Status & Verifiable Income

Being unemployed, or employed for a short period of time at the same job may hurt your case. Having a longstanding career in your home country, and working for the same company for more than five years may help your case. If you are wealthy, and make over USD$250,000 a year from a job located in your country, this is a great ‘strong tie’ sign that you have no intention to stay in the US.

Family Obligation & Family in the USA

If you are single without dependents, or have kids that don’t live with you, and you want to travel to the US, the officer may think you don’t have enough reason to return to your country. However, if you have kids or dependent family members in your country, especially those with a disability that relies on you as a caretaker, that is a great sign of strong ties. If you have family in the USA, barring other factors in your favor, this could be a sign that you have a reason to stay in the US and work against you. If you have a fiance or spouse in the US, your odds are slim to none, and you should probably opt for the fiance visa or spousal visa.

Property & Asset Ownership

Owing assets and especially property or businesses in your home country are a great sign of strong ties.

Travel History

If you’ve traveled to other countries before, especially first-world countries and did not overstay your visa and returned to your country, this is a sign that you are trustworthy to follow the visa process. If you have traveled to a first-world country with strict immigration policies and didn’t overstay your visa, this goes a long way to prove you are trustworthy.

Visit Duration Desired

If you request to stay in the United States for a very long period of time in your application, it may be a red flag that you intend to figure out a way to simply immigrate. If you request a more realistic time span, that is specific to the purpose of your trip, this is a point in your favor. For example, if you are traveling to a 5 day conference, requesting a trip for 3 months may look fishy. But if you only request 2 weeks, it makes more sense for that situation and is consistent with someone traveling for that purpose.

Means to Pay for Trip

If you have no means to pay for the trip, and are relying on only a friend or family member to pay, this could go against your odds. However, if you have the means to pay yourself or if your company is paying for the trip, this signals that you won’t become a burden to the state.

Community Involvement

If you are heavily involved in your community, especially in a way that the organization would be deficient if you didn’t return, this could help signal a strong tie. If you are a full-time college student enrolled in your country, this is good evidence you have an intention to return.

Previous B1/B2 Visas

Of course, if you’ve been previously approved for a B1/B2 visa and entered the US, and returned to your country, this works in your favor. It proves we can trust you to not overstay. However, if you previously overstayed, your odds are greatly diminished.

Purpose of Travel

The more specific and precise your purpose of travel is, the better your case for travel. If you simply state a vague purpose like “tourism”, you’re not very convincing. However, if you are attending a specific conference in your profession, or attending a wedding, or spectating an event like a concert or solar eclipse, or anything else that is very specific and has a convincing reason to be in a specific place at a specific time, this builds a better case.

Denial Rates by Country

The following table is straight from NVC statistics showing the actual numbers for 2016. The country doesn’t necessarily play a role in your likelihood of approval or denial. What’s more likely is that people in high denial countries tend to not be qualified. Use our approval odds calculator to determine if you may have a good shot at approval or not.

CountryDenial Rate
Afghanistan73.80%
Albania35.95%
Algeria36.00%
Andorra28.57%
Angola48.52%
Antigua & Barbuda22.11%
Argentina2.14%
Armenia45.88%
Australia15.38%
Austria5.93%
Azerbaijan14.83%
Bahamas9.35%
Bahrain6.26%
Bangladesh62.82%
Barbados11.24%
Belarus14.87%
Belgium7.33%
Belize35.21%
Benin38.01%
Bhutan69.78%
Bolivia14.36%
Bosnia and Herzegovina19.70%
Botswana18.97%
Brazil16.70%
Brunei13.51%
Bulgaria16.86%
Burkina Faso65.35%
Burundi13.02%
Cambodia61.33%
Cameroon36.84%
Canada47.93%
Central African Republic35.12%
Chad42.53%
Chile11.43%
China12.35%
Colombia17.79%
Costa Rica8.39%
Croatia6.78%
Cuba81.85%
Cyprus2.03%
Czech Republic7.82%
Democratic Republic of the Congo46.55%
Denmark11.74%
Djibouti47.09%
Dominican Republic31.88%
Ecuador29.18%
Egypt28.61%
El Salvador57.12%
Equatorial Guinea17.75%
Eritrea50.49%
Estonia20.74%
Ethiopia38.13%
Fiji20.23%
Finland7.72%
France7.30%
Gabon21.29%
Gambia69.87%
Georgia62.82%
Germany7.25%
Ghana65.70%
Greece16.37%
Guatemala48.68%
Guinea63.53%
Guinea Bissau71.88%
Guyana25.76%
Haiti64.52%
Honduras42.76%
Hungary15.48%
Iceland7.69%
India26.02%
Indonesia11.19%
Iran45.02%
Iraq51.71%
Ireland15.48%
Israel4.09%
Italy10.86%
Ivory Coast37.38%
Jamaica35.64%
Japan8.12%
Jordan40.34%
Kazakhstan27.55%
Kenya26.60%
Kosovo41.48%
Kuwait4.56%
Kyrgyzstan51.68%
Laos62.37%
Latvia13.45%
Lebanon25.41%
Lesotho21.20%
Liberia70.23%
Libya40.58%
Liechtenstein0.00%
Lithuania22.36%
Luxembourg7.69%
Macedonia33.84%
Madagascar12.12%
Malawi14.52%
Malaysia3.65%
Mali57.58%
Malta8.38%
Mauritania71.45%
Mexico23.49%
Moldova36.35%
Monaco0.00%
Mongolia43.63%
Montenegro28.69%
Morocco26.77%
Mozambique10.29%
Myanmar13.02%
Namibia5.56%
Nepal49.54%
Netherlands16.62%
New Zealand15.45%
Nicaragua44.54%
Niger31.14%
Nigeria41.44%
North Korea15.00%
Norway21.96%
Oman1.93%
Pakistan46.43%
Palestine40.64%
Panama12.05%
Papua New Guinea10.56%
Paraguay7.47%
Peru28.61%
Philippines27.29%
Poland5.37%
Portugal8.97%
Qatar3.50%
Republic of Congo46.55%
Republic of Serbia18.77%
Romania11.43%
Russia9.29%
Rwanda43.79%
San Marino0.00%
Saudi Arabia4.04%
Senegal52.46%
Sierra Leone61.25%
Singapore0.00%
Slovakia12.28%
Slovenia10.43%
Solomon Islands4.28%
Somalia63.89%
South Africa6.83%
South Korea8.65%
South Sudan43.89%
Spain15.09%
Sri Lanka21.69%
Sudan36.59%
Suriname10.86%
Swaziland8.03%
Sweden12.78%
Switzerland5.20%
Syria59.77%
Taiwan5.36%
Tajikistan55.24%
Thailand17.82%
Togo54.39%
Trinidad and Tobago22.70%
Tunisia15.92%
Turkey13.62%
Turkmenistan32.95%
Uganda41.53%
Ukraine40.83%
United Arab Emirates4.02%
United Kingdom0.00%
United Republic of Tanzania23.05%
Uruguay3.14%
Uzbekistan57.09%
Vanuatu16.67%
Venezuela40.25%
Vietnam29.49%
Yemen48.85%
Zambia22.26%
Zimbabwe22.88%