immigrant visa


immigrant visa
A type of U.S. visa that a U.S. consulate or embassy issues to people who have just qualified for U.S. permanent residence (a "green card"). The immigrant visa enables the holder to enter the United States, take up permanent residence, and receive his or her green card.
Category: Immigration → How to Get a Green Card
Category: Immigration → Visas & Visiting the United States

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