Eligibility for F-2 Status
To qualify for F-2 status, a spouse or unmarried minor (under age 21) must establish to the satisfaction of the consular officer and the immigration officer at the Port of Entry that:
- The individual is the spouse (marriage license must be provided) or child (birth certificate must be provided) of the F-1 principal.
- The individual has sufficient funds to cover living expenses.
- Abide by the restrictions and rules on F-2 work and/or study.
- The individual intends to leave the United States upon termination of the status of the principal F-1 student.
U.S. Government Contacts
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Bureau of Consular Affairs (U.S. Department of State)
For information on passports, visas and international travel, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs.