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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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0-9 All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X
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Also known as the Approver, this individual is a United States citizen member of the Mission or Bureau - Independent Office staff who is responsible for approving all exchange visits to the United States and some Exchange Visitor status changes and biographical updates. The R-3 also certifies that a Security Risk Inquiry has been conducted for each Exchange Visitor and Dependent who is approved for travel to the United States. The Mission or USAID - Washington Office Director must appoint the R-3 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 252).

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