351 St Lucians Overstayed in the US last year

Some 351 St Lucians overstayed their visit to the United States last year, according to new data released by the US Government.

The statistics are contained in the Fiscal Year 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report prepared by the US Department of Homeland Security.

It provides data on departures and overstays for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrant visitors through an air or sea Port of Entry.

The report shows that a total of 15,616 St Lucians visited the United States during the period October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016, registering a total overstay rate of 2.25 percent.

Of that number, 320 are classified as “Suspected In-Country Overstays”, which describes individuals for whom no departure has been recorded.

A further 31 people are listed as “Out-of-Country Overstays” meaning their departure was recorded after their lawful period of admission expired.

The data also shows that 300 St Lucians travelled to the United States as Nonimmigrant Student and Exchange Visitors, with a total of 36 overstays.

15 people are listed as out of country overstay while 21 are registered as in-country overstay.

By comparison, 14,100 travelled to the United States in 2015 with a total of 396 overstaying their visit, according to the data, recording an overstay rate of 2.81 percent.

According to the report, 50,437,278 were admitted into the United States by air or sea in 2016 with a total overstay rate of 1.47 percent, or 739,478 individuals.

24 COMMENTS

  1. I thought we weren’t going to need visas to travel tithe US. Wasn’t that the promise made by PM Chastenet? Or have we conveniently forgotened.

  2. our PM is working hard to make the nobe vise travel to the USA a reality . please give him a chance to make it work…
    ….what a joker…lol

  3. We all got it wrong. When the prime minister said that you will not need a Visa to go to the US. It meant that he was going to sell out the country to the point that Saint Lucia will already look like the US with all the foreign owners. By extend you would not need a visa to visit here since you already living in the place.

  4. Us is not a bed of roses…but I’ll quicker take my chance sleeping in that bed of roses….than staying on that rock….where if u don’t have name …and prestige…you better sucking salt

  5. Our pm can’t even create jobs for us without selling our country for $1 is not free visa we will get

  6. Concerned… I am in agreement with you… That’s exactly what he meant.. Anonymous is too critical about everything and he/ she is just a roro person just waiting to comment the negative… let he/she understand that forgotten comes with 2 t’s not one. Thanks for letting them know.

  7. I think most of the people who comment don’t read properly. They just read to point a finger. Poor jab. And stop blaming the PM for everything. Give the man a chance to see what he can do. Kenny made a billion promises, dis he keep any?

  8. Oh boy. Trump and Chaste net is of the same bale of cloth. Businessmen. PM Chaste net just sell Helen for Trump and we won’t need any visa to go to the US. We will become American. Haha

  9. Ok!!!! Please can someone tell me where to find this statistic? or should I request it from the White house Archives? jajjajajajajajajjajajajjajjajjajajajja!!! Focus on St Lucia creating Jobs, Educate your Nationals to engage more into Forensic and get rid of the Fake and corrupt officers, rather than focusing on the United States Residents who have overstayed visas. What a Damn Shame!!!!

  10. We not concerned about the promises just sell out the country and doing all the crap . Check things first before you go closing down everything and leave Kenny out of this he is gone

  11. We not concerned about the promises just selling out the country and doing all the crap . Check things first before you go closing down everything and leave Kenny out of this he is gone. If you think he did wrong theb just correct it damm you all

  12. We not concerned about the promises just selling out the country and doing all the crap . Check things first before you go closing down everything and leave Kenny out of this he is gone. If you think he did wrong theb just correct it damm you all

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