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Nonimmigrant Visa (Niv)

nonimmigrant visa (niv)

A U.S. visa allows the bearer, a foreign citizen, to apply to enter the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. Examples of persons who may receive nonimmigrant visas are tourists, student, diplomats and temporary workers. For more information, see Visa.

Source: Department of State. March 2007.

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