The countries listed below have high risk of visa denial or visa refusal. There are many reasons why a visa application may be denied. In some instances, the application is denied because necessary information or supporting documents were not submitted by the applicant. In other instances, the application is denied for more serious reasons. An applicant’s current and/or past actions, such as drug or criminal activities, as examples, may make the applicant ineligible for a visa. Please note that Language International does not apply for visas on behalf of students.

If you hold a passport from one of the high-risk countries listed below and you do not have a valid visa prior to booking a course, please be aware that Language International collects an additional non-refundable administrative fee of $500 USD. Learn more about our sales and refund policy »

The refusal rates listed below are based on the number of visitor "B" visa applications submitted to U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide in 2011. Learn more about visa denials »

Afghanistan45.7%
Albania42.3%
Algeria29.2%
Armenia54.5%
Azerbaijan12.9%
Bangladesh42.4%
Belize36.8%
Benin48.2%
Bhutan60.7%
Bosnia-Herzegovina10.1%
Botswana11.0%
Burkina Faso37.9%
Burma33.2%
Burundi45.5%
Cambodia44.0%
Cameroon40.6%
Cape Verde38.3%
Central African Republic47.4%
Chad42.7%
Comoros29.6%
Congo, Democratic Republic of The39.1%
Congo, Republic of25.2%
Cote d'Ivoire39.6%
Cuba33.0%
Djibouti58.0%
Egypt24.0%
El Salvador47.1%
Equatorial Guinea6.6%
Eritrea46.2%
Ethiopia41.7%
Federated States Of Micronesia33.3%
Fiji31.4%
Gabon30.3%
Georgia40.2%
Ghana59.3%
Guatemala30.2%
Guinea60.6%
Guinea-Bissau55.0%
Guyana51.5%
Haiti58.2%
India30.1%
Iran31.0%
Iraq27.3%
Jamaica45.7%
Jordan34.5%
Kenya39.3%
Kiribati20.7%
Kosovo29.0%
Kyrgyzstan18.0%
Laos74.8%
Lesotho18.6%
Liberia56.1%
Libya30.8%
Madagascar15.0%
Malawi26.9%
Mali51.0%
Mauritania61.5%
Mauritius7.5%
Moldova34.7%
Mongolia44.5%
Montenegro39.0%
Morocco15.1%
Mozambique2.6%
Myanmar33.2%
Namibia8.9%
Nauru16.7%
Nepal59.9%
Nicaragua30.1%
Niger41.3%
Nigeria38.0%
Pakistan40.0%
Palestine34.2%
Philippines33.8%
Republic of Palau57.1%
Rwanda40.6%
Samoa41.7%
Sao Tome and Principe31.7%
Senegal62.8%
Seychelles15.9%
Sierra Leone48.0%
Somalia66.8%
South Sudan23.8%
Sri Lanka25.2%
Sudan40.6%
Swaziland10.4%
Syria32.8%
Tajikistan30.3%
Tanzania27.5%
The Bahamas13.7%
The Gambia67.2%
Timor-Leste25.5%
Togo35.8%
Tonga46.5%
Tunisia17.2%
Turkmenistan24.3%
Tuvalu32.0%
Uganda37.3%
Uzbekistan50.2%
Vietnam33.5%
Western SaharaN/A
Yemen48.4%
Zambia22.1%
Zimbabwe21.8%