Dual intent is an important concept under immigration law. In general, foreign nationals must show that their intent to enter the U.S. is temporary and that they do not intend to remain in the U.S. permanently. Although a foreign national may have an intent to depart the U.S., they may also have an intent to live in the U.S. permanently. United States Citizenship and Immigration Service only allows individuals with certain visas under H, L, O, P classifications to have dual intent. Foreign nationals that hold these non-immigrant visas may also seek permanent residence and apply for an immigrant visa and thus have dual intent. For more help, speak with an experienced immigration attorney in your area today.