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The United States has released official statistics on B1/B2 nonimmigrant visa refusal rates in 2023. According to the State Department, in 2023 fiscal year (the period from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023), about 60 percent of applicants from Uzbekistan were denied US visas.

It is noteworthy that the visa refusal rate is calculated relative to the number of B visa applicants.

In 2023, the visa refusal rate among Central Asian countries was as follows:

- Uzbekistan - 59.56 percent;

- Tajikistan – 54.96 percent;

- Turkmenistan – 51.10 percent;

- Kazakhstan – 41.93 percent;

- Kyrgyzstan - 41.54 percent.

Countries whose citizens have received the highest share of rejections globally:

- Micronesia, Palau and the DPRK - 100 percent;

- Liberia - 78.19 percent;

- Laos - 72.79 percent;

- Rwanda - 71 percent;

- Somalia - 69.89 percent;

- Djibouti - 68.37 percent;

- Nicaragua - 65.6 percent.

The countries whose citizens received the least ratio of rejections:

- Qatar – 2.53 percent;

- Uruguay - 3.21 percent;

- Israel - 3.3 percent;

- Kuwait - 3.96 percent;

- Luxembourg - 4.22 percent;

- Solomon Islands - 4.35 percent;

- Malaysia – 4.43 percent;

- Cyprus - 4.48 percent;

- Iceland - 4.54 percent.

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