A total of 278 Vincentians overstayed their United States (US) non-immigrant tourism/business B1/B2 visas between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, according to the US Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report.
For that period, 9,443 Vincentians were granted entry to the US and were expected to leave during that time.
However, the Report stated that it has no departure records for 263 Vincentians — now classified as suspected in-country overstays.
15 Vincentians left the US after their authorised period of admission expired. This is classified as out-of-country overstays, according to the report.
Saint Vincent has a total overstay rate of 2.94 per cent and a suspected in-country overstay rate of 2.79 per cent, based on those figures.
Figures gathered from the Entry/Exit Overstay Report by the Department of Homeland Security (2018).