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Machine Readable Visa (Mrv)

machine readable visa (mrv)

A visa that contains biometric information about the passport holder. A visa that immigration officers read with special machines when the applicants enter the United States. It gives biographic information about the passport holder and tells the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) information on the type of visa. It is also called MRV.

Source: Department of State. March 2007.

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