No Objection Statement [NOS] [Immigration Law] Law and Legal Definition

A No Objection Statement (NOS) refers to a document required to be submitted when an alien seeks to obtain a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement for Visa. It is a diplomatic note from the alien’s home government stating that it has no objection to the exchange visitors not returning home for fulfilling Home Residency Requirement (HRR) and to the possibility of the alien’s remaining in the U.S. and becoming a resident. An NOS is a formal indication between the home country's government and the U.S. State Department.

An NOS statement requested by the exchange visitor will state that the visitor's government has no objection to the applicant:

a. not returning to the home country to satisfy the two-year foreign residence requirement; and

b. remaining in the U.S. if s/he chooses so.