non·​im·​mi·​grant ˌnän-ˈi-mə-grənt How to pronounce nonimmigrant (audio)
: a person who is not an immigrant
temporary visas for nonimmigrants

Examples of nonimmigrant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ink Stamps Are Sometimes Wisest Stampless entry is challenging for many nonimmigrants coming to the United States. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Ink stamps for nonimmigrant visa holders can be critical to proving maintenance of status, H and L recapture issues, or L-1 intermittent work, to name just a few matters the USCIS deals with. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Jiang will need to be granted a nonimmigrant visa to travel from the city of Fuzhou to New York City. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2023 The spokesperson said Mota Dos Reis was a citizen of Portugal and had entered the United States in 2018 as a nonimmigrant. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 4 Nov. 2022 The ban, unlike the more sweeping restrictions on travel from countries like Iran, will not apply to nonimmigrant visas typically issued to students, tourists and visitors. NBC News, 27 Feb. 2020 The poorest of the poor can’t afford the trip, and the ones who do come tend to be more motivated and less risk-averse than nonimmigrants. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2020 Agents then determined that Al Helwani, who is from Syria, had been admitted into the United States as a nonimmigrant tourist, which prohibits him from possessing firearms. Justin L. MacK, Indianapolis Star, 9 Dec. 2019 Late last November, U.S. State Department officials rejected Ramirez’s B1/B2 application, forcing the group to try a nonimmigrant visa that grants temporary access across the border, but only after an in-person interview. Greg Bishop,, 30 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonimmigrant was in 1875

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“Nonimmigrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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