Immigration Dictionary

Legal Terms Explained In Plain English

G-1 VisaPrincipal Resident Representative of Recognized Foreign Government to International Organization, Staff, or Immediate Family.
G-2 VisaOther Representative of Recognized Foreign Member Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family.
G-3 VisaRepresentative of Nonrecognized Nonmember Foreign Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family.
G-4 VisaInternational Organization Officer or Employee, or Immediate Family.
G-5 VisaAttendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of G-1 through G-4 or Immediate Family.
G-1020H-1B Specialty Occupation Data Collection.
G-14Information Form. This form is used to provide additional identifying information so that the INS may act upon or reply to a communication.
G-28Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative.
G-325Biographic Information. This form is to provide biographic information on an alien.
G-639Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request. This form is used to request access to INS information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.
G-731Inquiry About Status of I-551 Alien Registration Card. This form is used to inquire as to the status of an I-551, Alien Registration Card, for an alien who has adjusted status.
G-845Verification Request (Non-SAVE Agencies). This form is to verify the status of an alien for official purposes of a government agency which does not participate in the SAVE program.
G-845SVerification Request (SAVE Agencies).
G-942Application Survey (for INS Employment). INS requests that all applicants for employment with the Service fill out this form, to ensure compliance with Federal laws and regulations, which mandate equal opportunity in the recruitment of applicants for Federal employment.
General Naturalization ProvisionsThe basic requirements for naturalization that every applicant must meet, unless a member of a special class. General provisions require an applicant to be at least 18 years of age and a lawful permanent resident with five years of continuous residence in the United States, have been physically present in the country for half that period, and establish good moral character for at least that period.
Geographic Area of ChargeabilityAny one of five regions--Africa, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and South Asia, and the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe--into which the world is divided for the initial admission of refugees to the United States. Annual consultations between the Executive Branch and the Congress determine the ceiling on the number of refugees who can be admitted to the United States from each area. Beginning in fiscal year 1987, an unallocated reserve was incorporated into the admission ceilings.
Green CardThe Green Card, also known as Immigrant Visa, Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-151 or I-551, is issued to lawful permanent residents.