14% of Antiguans who applied for United States Visitor Visas in 2022 were Rejected


14% of #Antiguans who applied for United States Visitor Visas in 2022 were turned down. Rejection rates vary widely across the #Caribbean and Central America.


Antigua and Barbuda had the lowest visa refusal rates for US non-immigrant visas in the OECS region last year, according to a report from the US State Department.

The refusal rate for B-1 or B-2 visa applications from Antiguan and Barbudan nationals stood at 14.09 percent, outperforming other OECS countries.

The country’s success highlights its positive relationship with the US and its importance as a tourism source market. Concerns have been raised about the transparency of the visa application process, particularly in the B category.

Antigua and Barbuda’s low visa rejection rates demonstrate their commitment to facilitating travel to the United States for temporary purposes.

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  1. I’m a bit confused and trying to understand the math. Headline says 14% rejection rate. However, the chart says 27.55%?

  2. Major factors for high approval rate is thr size of the country and the relatively decent economy (less risk that the approved would circumvent US immigration laws).

    Also, the approval rate can be higher if applicants seek the assistance of US legally trained expert with immigration and administrative law concentration.

    There will be such professional service coming to Amtigua and Barbuda to provide service in the region. Antigiand and Barbudan must be aware that B/1 and B/2 are not the only way to get to the US legally.

    There are EB-1, EB-2 for folks with exceptional abilities (high degree of expertise but degrees are not mandatory) or advance degrees (bachelors degree with 5 years of experience in the field or a masters degree).

    There are H visas,

    There are crime victim Visa, humanitarian paroles (travel document to the US and work authorization).

    A lot of folks do not understand they do not need to break US laws by pretending to marry for love to get US status, or pay folks to marry them because there are numerous relatively easy and legal ways to get status to get documents to visit or live permanently in the US.

    The ffice will have a physical location in Antigua and will serve the region. Contact that office for service. US immigration law is his life, along with protecting the rights of victims.

    The information provided here is for informational purposes, you will need to contact the Office (office information will be provided soon) to get specific information about your specific circumstances).

    I have seen numerous people while in Antigua that has exceptional abilities and the degree and experience that would be useful to the US. I think most people just do not know these methods exist.

    Prices are reasonable

  3. Am I reading the table correctly? The table list Antigua and Barbuda at 27.55%, so why is this article saying 14%. Maybe it’s my mistake.
    I expect this will deteriorate with the Antigua Airways saga and the Africans showing up in the US or it’s territories.

  4. Seems like whoever prepared the chart image at the end of the article mixed up Antigua and Barbuda and Albania.

  5. The above article is contradictory to it’s headlines and it’s contents compared to the chart. The headline stated “14% of Antiguans who applied for United States Visitor Visas in 2022 were rejected.” The article went on to say that Antigua and Barbuda had the lowest visa refusal rates for US non-immigrant visa in the OECS last year. The chart however shows otherwise reflecting that Antigua and Barbuda is the only OECS country showing the highest percentage of refusal rate of US Visitor Visas for 2022 with Antigua and Barbuda showing 27.55%, St Kitts and Nevis 17.14%, Saint Lucia 16.72%, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.12%, Grenada 16.58%. Even the rest of the Caricom countries shows a much lower refusal rate than Antigua and Barbuda. Who does the writer if this article trying to fool or bamboozle with figures and chart?

  6. The US has a Visa program similar to Antigua and Barbuda. The EB-5 Program. Under this program, investors (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for lawful permanent residence (become a Green Card holder) if they:
    Make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and Plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers.
    This chart can be viewed in many ways. Compared to the entire Caribbean region; Antigua’s approval puts us in company with Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti and Cuba
    How does that rate of rejection translate success and highlights its positive relationship with the US?
    Or the US State Department
    and its (Antigua and Barbuda) importance as a tourism source market?
    No one takes a cruise to Antigua or visits based on Visa applications rejection.

  7. Beating out Jamaica and Haiti is nothing to brag about on this list, now when you start beating out Barbados with their 6% and the Bahamas with their 8%, both islands who have the same or a little higher population, then you’re saying or doing something. Visa acception has a lot to do with economy, and one thing the US government does not want, is for you to become a “Public Charge” upon arrival, no matter what education level you have. So if you don not have someone to take of you, either a school or a sponsor, they will not be willing to spend the voters tax money on you, trust me.

    So all this foolishness about B1 visa and B2 Visas, those a scholarship visas or working visas, not what the majority of the people who apply for visas are looking for.

  8. The chart shown here and the original chart have two different figures. Of course persons were excited to see the higher figure as a means to denounce the country.

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