Many F-1 students come to the United States with their families or may get married while they are in F-1 status.
The F-2 visa is for a dependent spouse or an unmarried child who is under the age of 21. F-2 status enables dependents to stay in the United States during the F-1 student’s program.
F-1 students must provide documentation of financial support to fund their dependents in F-2 status. You should be prepared to document $5000 for the first dependent and $2000 for each additional dependent.
Dependent I-20 documents can be requested as part of the admissions process. If you plan to bring your family with you at the beginning of your studies or after you have already begun your studies, you will need to submit your dependent’s information through the “Add a New Dependent” e-form on iStart. You will need to attach copies of new financial documentation and your dependent’s passport ID page.
Once this is received by ISO, we will begin processing your request for documents and notify you when they are ready for pickup.