It is essential to remember that you must take full legal responsibility for maintaining your status with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). That is, you are responsible for finding out, knowing, and following pertinent regulations. All USCIS forms are available online.
F-2 dependents are defined as a spouse or an unmarried minor child, under 21 years of age, of an F-1 student.
F-1 students may invite a spouse or unmarried children to join them at Mesa Community College by the providing following document to IE:
IE will prepare a dependent I-20 marked "for use by dependents". The dependent(s) will then use the I-20 to apply for an F-2dependent Visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The following items must also accompany the Visa application:
When the F-2 dependents arrive in the U.S., the F-1 student must update his/her information to reflect the presence of dependents. Bring all I-20 documents and family member passports to International Education to make copies for our records.
If the F-2 dependent changes his or her status successfully to an F-1, the F-1 principal Visa holder must have his/her name and dependent expenses removed from the form I-20. To do this, stop by IE to request this change on your I-20 by completing the Student Request Form.
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