Learn about the option of a J2: allowing your spouse and/or children to accompany you to the USA while you are on J1.
What's a J2 Visa
and who can apply for it? Let's look into the simple matter this together.
The J2 Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued for spouses and dependents (unmarried children under the age of 21) of J-1 exchange visitors who accompany or later join the J-1 holder in the United States.
If you are wondering what's a J2 Visa, you must read these two points
Who is eligible?
This is completely dependent on the J1 visa
holder's specific exchange program. Basically, the categories au pair, camp counseloraaa, secondary school student, and summer work travel do not permit J2 visas. Also, even though certain categories allow for spouses/dependents to accompany a J1 Visa holder, specific programs within the categories don't.
How Can I Apply?
Contact Architect-US to go through the application process!
We will help you answer any questions and provide you with a seamless procedure that is the same as that for a primary visa applicant. In general, the sponsor must approve the accompaniment of the spouse and/or children who will each be issued their own Form DS-2019
will sponsor their J2 Visa
if you'd like to take them along for the adventure. We must approve your spouse / child
in order to qualify them as eligible for the
J2 Visa. They will be issued their own DS-2019
and the application procedure for a J2 Visa is similar to the J1 Visa
. The spouse/child can apply for a J2 Visa, while the J1 participant
is either in the process of applying for theirs or are already granted it and even in the USA already.