Newly released figures show that Qatar has the highest approval rate for US Visas in the Gulf.
25 November 2010
Qatar holds lowest US Visa refusal rate in the Gulf
New US immigration figures show that Qatar has the highest success rate in the Gulf countries for US tourism visa approval.
US Government figures reveal that 96.8 per cent of requests for a US Visa to the US Embassy in Doha up to September 30 this year were approved.
In contrast, the UAE had one of the highest rejection rates, with 9.7 per cent of US Visa applications for tourism purposes being refused.
Kuwait has the second lowest refusal rate with 2.6 per cent. Bahrain had a rejection rate of 4.1 per cent, Saudi Arabia 6 per cent, and Oman 8.7 per cent.
The countries with the highest rejection rates for a US Travel Visa are Somalia (70 per cent), followed by Djibouti (60.2 per cent), Yemen (54.3 per cent), Mauritania (49.7 per cent) and Iraq (42.2 per cent).
The American Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their ESTA applications to the US Embassy.