Definition of foreign national in English:

foreign national

Syllabification: for·eign na·tion·al


  • A person who is not a naturalized citizen of the country in which they are living: most of the students affected were said to be foreign nationals
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    • The award is rarely received by foreign nationals and the pair are the first Belgians to be honoured in this way.
    • The 8.2% who remained untraced included a high proportion of foreign nationals and temporary residents.
    • "We had an evacuee handling centre where the Australian nationals and approved foreign nationals were processed," he said.

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