admission of foreigners, adventus, change of national location, colonization, entry of aliens, establishment of foreign residence, expatriation, foreign influx, incoming population, ingress, migration, movement of population, transmigration
associated concepts: issuance of visas, passports
entry (entrance), inflow
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n. The act of entering a country with the intention of remaining there permanently.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
The entrance into a country of foreigners for purposes of permanent residence. The correlative term emigration denotes the act of such persons in leaving their former country.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
The entrance into a country of foreigners for purposes of permanent residence. The correlative term emigration denotes the act of such persons in leaving their former country.II The entry of foreign persons into a country to live permanently.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.
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