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Immigration Law Glossary

Trying to decipher an acronym? Attempting to understand legal jargon? The Immigration Law glossary gives you access to definitions for the Immigration legal terminology commonly used in documents and court proceedings. This Immigration Law glossary will help you understand the legal terms and phrases which are relevant to visas, citizenship, and other areas of Immigration law.

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Accompanying
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Acquired Citizenship
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Adjust Status
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Adjustment To Immigrant Status
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Admission
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Adopted Child
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Advance Parole
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Advisory Opinion
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Affidavit Of Support
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Affiliated
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Agent
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Agricultural Worker
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Alien
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Amerasian (Vietnam)
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Amerasian Act
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Aos
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Applicant (Visa)
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Appointment Package
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Apprehension
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Approval Notice
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Arrival-Departure Card
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Asylee
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Asylum
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Beneficiaries
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Beneficiary
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Biometrics
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Border Crosser
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Business Nonimmigrant
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Cancellation Of Removal
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Cancelled Without Prejudice
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Case Number
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Certificate Of Citizenship
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Certificate Of Naturalization
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Change Status
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Child
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Citizen
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Civil Surgeon
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Cohabit
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Common-Law Marriage
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Conditional Residence Visa
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Conditional Resident
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Country Of (Last) Residence
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Country Of Birth
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Country Of Chargeability
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Country Of Citizenship
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Country Of Former Allegiance
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Country Of Nationality
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Crewman
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Cut-Off Date
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Deferred Inspection
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Department Of Homeland Security (Dhs)
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Department Of Labor
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Departure Under Safeguards
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Deportable Alien
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Deportation
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Derivative Citizenship
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Derivative Status
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Diversity
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Diversity Visa Program
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Documentarily Qualified
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Domicile
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Duration Of Status
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Dv
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Exchange Visitor
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Exclusion
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Family First Preference
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Family Fourth Preference
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Family Second Preference
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Family Third Preference
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Federal Poverty Guidelines
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Fiance(E)
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Fiance(E)S Of U.S. Citizen
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First Preference
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Following To Join
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Foreign Affairs Manual (9 Fam)
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Foreign Government Official
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Foreign Information Media Representative
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Fourth Preference
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Full And Final Adoption
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General Naturalization Provisions
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Green Card
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Homeless
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Household Income
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I-551 (Green Card)
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Immediate Relative
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Immediate Relatives
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Immigrant
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Immigrant Visa
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Immigration Act Of 1990
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Immigration And Nationality Act
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Immigration And Nationality Act (Ina)
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Immigration And Naturalization Service (Ins)
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Immigration Judge
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Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments Of 1986
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Immigration Reform And Control Act (Irca) Of 1986
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In Status
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Ina
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Inadmissible
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Industrial Trainee
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International Representative
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Intracompany Transferee
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Irca
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Iv
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Joint Sponsor
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Kentucky Consular Center (Kcc)
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Labor Certification
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Labor Condition Application (Lca)
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Lawful Permanent Resident (Lpr)
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Lawful Permanent Resident Alien (Lpra)
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Lay Worker
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Lea
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Legitimated
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Legitimation
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Life Act
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Local Educational Agency
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Lose Status
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Lottery
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Lpr Or Lpra
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Machine Readable Passport (Mrp)
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Machine Readable Visa (Mrv)
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Maintain Status
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Medical Waiver
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Migrant
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Missionary Work
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Mrv
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Nacara
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Nafta
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National
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National Interest Waiver
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National Visa Center (Nvc)
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Native
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Nato Official
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Naturalization
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Naturalization Application
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Nonimmigrant
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Nonimmigrant Visa (Niv)
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Notice Of Action
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Numerical Limit, Exempt From
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Nvc
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Occupation
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Orphan
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Orphan Petition
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Out Of Status
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Out Of Wedlock (Born Out Of Wedlock)
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Overstay
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Panel Physician
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Parolee
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Per-Country-Limit
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Permanent Resident
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Permanent Resident Alien
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Physical Presence
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Polygamy
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Port Of Entry
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Post
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Poverty Guidelines
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Pre-Inspection
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Preference Immigration
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Preference System
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Principal Alien
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Principal Applicant
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Priority Date
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Public Charge
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Qualifying Date
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Rank Order Number
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Re-Entry Permit
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Receipt Notice
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Refugee
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Refugee Approvals
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Refugee Arrivals
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Refugee Authorized Admissions
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Registry Date
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Removal
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Required Departure
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Resettlement
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Resident Alien
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Retrogression
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Returning Resident
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Returning Residents
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Revalidation Or Renewal Of A Visa
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Revocation Of A Visa
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Safe Haven
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Saw
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Schedule A Occupations
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Second Preference
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Section 213a
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Sibling
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Special Agricultural Worker
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Special Immigrant
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Special Immigrants
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Special Naturalization Provisions
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Sponsor
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Sponsored Immigrant
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Spouse
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State Workforce Agency
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Stateless
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Stepchild
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Stowaway
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Student
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Subject To The Numerical Limit
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Surviving Parent
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Swa
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Tax-Exempt
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Temporary Protected Status (Tps)
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Temporary Resident
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Temporary Worker
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Termination Of A Case
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Third Country National
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Third Preference
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Transit Alien
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Transit Without Visa (Twov)
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Treaty Trader Or Investor
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Upgrade A Petition
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Visa
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Visa Expiration Date
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Visa Numbers
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Visa Validity
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Visa Waiver Program
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Visa Waiver Program (Vwp)
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Visas
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Voluntary Departure
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Voluntary Service Program
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Waiver Of Ineligibility
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Withdrawal
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