GLOSSARY

  • accompanying relative
  • adjustment of status (aos)
  • admission
  • advance parole
  • affidavit of support
  • alien
  • alien registration receipt card
  • american visa lottery
  • applicant
  • application
  • approval notice
  • arrival/departure card
  • asylum
  • beneficiary
  • bona fide employer
  • bona fide marriage
  • cancelled without prejudice
  • case number
  • change of status
  • conditional residence
  • consular officer
  • consular processing
  • denial of admission
  • denial of visa
  • department of homeland security – dhs
  • department of state/ state department
  • deportation
  • derivative beneficiary
  • dual intent
  • duration of status (d/s)
  • dv lottery
  • eb-1 employment based immigration visa
  • eb-2
  • eb-3
  • eb-4
  • eb-5 immigration through investment
  • employment authorization document (ead)
  • exchange visitor (j-1)
  • extension
  • family first preference
  • family fourth preference
  • family second preference
  • family third preference
  • fiancé visa
  • governmental program
  • green card / gc
  • green card/gc
  • immediate family category
  • immigrant visa
  • inadmissibility
  • intra-company transferee visa (l-1)
  • j-1 designation
  • j-1 sponsor
  • labor certification (lc)
  • labor condition application (lca)
  • lawful permanent resident (lpr)
  • legal status (in status/out status)
  • national visa center (nvc)
  • nonimmigrant visa
  • nonimmigrant visa application (ds-156)
  • overstay
  • passport
  • permanent resident/pr
  • petition
  • port of entry/exit
  • preference categories
  • preference relative
  • premium processing
  • priority date
  • quota
  • re-entry permit
  • receipt of notice
  • refugee
  • religious workers visa (r-1)
  • removal
  • removal proceedings
  • request for evidence (rfe)
  • secondary inspection
  • security checks
  • special immigrant visa
  • specialty occupation visa (h-1b)
  • spouse
  • spouse of a us citizen visa (k-3)
  • student visa (f-1)
  • technology alert list (tal)
  • temporary visitor visa (b-1/b-2)
  • temporary worker
  • treaty investor visa (e-2)
  • treaty trader visa (e-1)
  • undocumented alien
  • united states citizenship and immigration services (uscis)
  • us – visit
  • visa
  • visa bulletin
  • visa interview
  • visa lottery
  • visa waiver program (vwp)
  • waiver (of ineligibility)