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Glossary

Definitions and correct spellings for common immigration terms

A

Adjustment of Status

B

C

Consulate

Citizenship

Criteria

Certificate of renunciation

Certificate of nomination

Certificate of Canadian citizenship

Cap-Gap Extension

D

Deportation Order

Document Authentication

Diversity Visa

Departure order

Deemed rehabilitation

Decision letter

E

Entry Clearance

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

Extension of Stay

F

Fiancé(e) Visa

Form DS-260

Family Reunification

G

 Government Endorsement

Global Mobility

Green Card

H

 Highly Skilled Migrant

 Health Screening

Humanitarian Protection

I

 Investor Visa

Inadmissibility

Immigration Officer

J

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

Jurisdictional Requirements

Job Seeker Visa

K

Key Requirements

Knowledge of Local Laws

Know Your Customer (KYC),

L

Legalization of Documents

Labor Certification

Long-term Residency

M

 Migration Agent

Multinational Corporation

Marriage-based Green Card

N

Nationality Law

Nonimmigrant Status

Naturalization Process

O

Overseas Citizenship

Official Gazette

Outbound Immigration

P

 Points-Based System

Permanent Resident Card

Public Charge Rule

Q

Quota System

Quality Assurance

Queue Management

R

 Residence Permit

Refugee Status Determination

Reciprocity

S

Sponsorship Agreement

Specialized Knowledge

Security Clearance

T

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Travel Document

Tier-Based System

U

Unlawful Presence,

 USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Unaccompanied Minors

V

Visa Bulletin

Verification Process

Validity Period

W

Work Authorization

Waiver of Inadmissibility

Workforce Mobility

X

Xenophobia Prevention

 X-ray Inspection

XML (Extensible Markup Language) Forms

Y

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Years of Residency

Youth Mobility Program

Z

Zero Tolerance Policy

Zone of Entry

Zealous Advocacy

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