Washington: Does the US like Chinese more than Indians? An Indian applying for a non-immigrant visas to enter the US is far less likely to get it than a Chinese applicant. Visa refusal rate for India is twice as much as for China. And while China’s visa refusal rate has gone down in the past decade, India’s rate has gone up.
According to ET News, India’s US visa refusal rate is 26%, up 6.5% between 2006 and 2016. China’s US visa refusal rate is 12.4, down 12.2% in the same period. The refusal rate reflects the US has veered towards China in the past decade. In the past decade, China opened up itself for foreign companies, attracting a large number of American and European businesses and also improving its global image in the process.
Cuba has the highest US visa refusal rate at 81.9%.
Saudi Arabia’s visa refusal rate is 4%, down 7.3% in the past decade. For Israel, it is 4.1%, without any considerable change in the same period.
Among BRICS countries, South Africa has the lowest US visa refusal rate at 6.8% while India’s is the highest. Rates for Brazil and Russia 16.7% and 9.35 respectively.