Table O-1
Visa Applications and refusals by major high-skilled categories: FY 2001–2003
 
Visa action 2001 2002 2003
Applications Thousands
Student (F-1) 400.0 346.4 325.8
Exchange visitor (J-1) 279.5 278.6 295.6
Other high-skill related 248.4 203.6 200.2
       
Refusals Percent
Student (F-1) 27.6 33.3 35.2
Exchange visitor (J-1) 7.8 10.5 15.9
Other high-skill related 9.5 11.9 17.8
 
NOTES: Data for each fiscal year is through September 14 and excludes last 2 weeks of reporting. Other high-skill-related visas include L-1, H-1b, H-3, O-1, O-2, and TN visas.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, administrative data.
 
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