BizTerm Definition
status (immigration)
Full Definition

The name for the group of privileges you are given when you receive immigration benefits, either as a permanent resident or a nonimmigrant. Nonimmigrant statuses have exactly the same names and privileges as the corresponding nonimmigrant visas. Visas and green cards are things you can see. A status is not. For example, a green card (the physical object) status of a permanent resident. A nonimmigrant F-1 or M-1 visa indicates that the holder has the status of a student.

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