Dependents and Family


Spouse and child(ren) under the age of 21 of the F-1 or J-1 visa holder are considered dependents.

Dependents of F-1 or J-1 visa holders who wish to enter the United States on an F-2 or J-2 visa to be with the primary visa holder, may apply for an F-2 or J-2 visa. Those looking to come to the United States for a short period of time (three months or less) are advised to apply for a B-2 (tourist visa) instead.

It is important that you talk with your family to plan and prepare for your arrival. Please reach out to an ISSS advisor with any questions.