vi·sa /'vē-zə, -sə/ n: an endorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities denoting that it has been examined and that the bearer may proceed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index permission, permit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A document or stamp issued by a country to a foreign national, giving the holder the right to enter the country for a specified period and for specified purposes.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

a form of certificate of entrance that is taken as evidence of a person's eligibility (other than as a British citizen) to enter the UK. A visa does not guarantee entry but refusal may only be given on specific grounds.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

The literal meaning is a stamp placed in a foreign national's passport by an official at a U.S. consulate outside of the United States. All visas allow their holders to enter the United States within a certain period of time. Visas can be designated as either "immigrant visas" or "nonimmigrant visas." Immigrant visas are given to people who have earned U.S. permanent residence or a "green card." Nonimmigrant visas are given to people coming to the U.S. for a temporary stay. However, immigration law also sometimes talks about visas "becoming available," which refers not to the stamp itself, but to instances where a limited number of visas are given out each year, and people who want them must place themselves on a waiting list.
Category: Immigration → How to Get a Green Card
Category: Immigration → Visas & Visiting the United States

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

An official endorsement on a passport or other document required to secure an alien's admission to a country.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An official endorsement on a passport or other document required to secure an alien's admission to a country.
II An official endorsement on a document or passport denoting that the bearer may proceed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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