Global Allianz Immigration consultants will prepare and file all the required forms and documents for F-2 visa.
The F-2 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa which is allowed to those who are the dependants of F-1 visa holders. The duration of the stay of F-2 visa holder is as long as the duration of the principal F-1 visa holder. You will lose the status and authority of staying in US after the expiration of F-1 visa holder’s term. F-2 visas/status is issued/granted to the F-1 holder’s spouse and unmarried children under twenty-one years of age.
Holders of F-2 are considered to the dependants of F-1 holders. F-2 holders may be entitled to enter and remain in the United States for the duration of the F-1 holder’s authorized duration of stay. Their duration of valid stay is the same as that of the F-1 holder.
The F-2 spouse and minor children of an F-1 student will each be issued an individual SEVIS Form I-20.
EMPLOYMENT OF F-2
The F-2 spouse and children of an F-1 student may not accept employment.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for an F-2 visa, you need to contact your school’s international student office and request a new I-20 for your dependant. You will likely be asked to provide documents to demonstrate the relationship, such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, notarized certification, etc. You will also need to show evidence of financial resources sufficient to support your family living in the United States. This may include bank statements, pay stubs, affidavits of support, and family savings in your home country.
After receiving a new I-20, the F2 application procedure becomes very similar to applying for an F-1 visa.
One can enjoy the following privileges on F-2 visa:-
1. The F-2 holder can enter the country with his/her spouse or join him/her later.
2. The F-2 holder can travel in and out of the country, or stay in the country continuously as long as he/she maintains a valid status.