Country of Nationality Law and Legal Definition

According to 22 CFR 62.2 [Title 22 Foreign Relations; Chapter I-Department of State; SubChapter G Public Diplomacy and Exchanges; Part 62; Exchange Visitor Program; Subpart A; General Provisions], country of nationality or last legal residence means "either the country of which the exchange visitor was a national at the time status as an exchange visitor was acquired or the last foreign country in which the visitor had a legal permanent residence before acquiring status as an exchange visitor".