Dependent Applications for Visa

Dependent Applications for F/J Visa

The spouse and unmarried minor of an F-1/J-1 student may accompany the student to the United States or follow to join the student at a later date.  The dependent family member will be admitted in F-2/J-2 status provided they establish to the satisfaction of the consular officer and the immigration officer at the port of entry that they have sufficient funds to cover their expenses; that they intend to leave the United States upon the termination of the status of the principal alien (F-1/J-1); and if the dependents are following to join the student, that “the F-1/J-1 student is, or will be within 60 days, enrolled in a full course of study or if the student is engaged in approved practical training following completion of studies”.  Proof of their relationship to the F-1/J-1 principal (e.g. marriage license / certificate, birth certificate) may be requested at the time of visa interview.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:   The F-1/J-1 student must submit the following official documents to the International Student Service Office for a dependent(s) SEVIS Form I-20/DS-2019 to be issued:

  • Dependent Application
  • F-1/J-1 Student’s current SEVIS I-20/DS-2019 (pages 1 & 3)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Copy of Birth Certificate(s) for each child
  • Copy of each dependent’s Passport biographical page
  • Financial statement that ensures support for the F-2/J-2 dependent(s): This document must be an original and currently dated financial statement showing US dollars and support in addition to the required funds for the student.  If the F-1/J-1 student is employed on campus, an original and currently dated letter from the on-campus employer stating the length of employment and the employment amount.  If the F-1 student is currently on OPT, it is recommended that the student’s employer issue a letter stating employment title and yearly salary.  This letter is in addition to the financial statement.  A copy of the OPT EAD card is also required.
GRADUATE STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
Funds for Student $25,946.00 Funds for Student $28,146.00
Spouse Living Expenses & Health Insurance $4,080.00 Spouse Living Expenses & Health Insurance $4,080.00
Each Child's Living Expenses & Health Insurance $2,896.00 Each Child's Living Expenses & Health Insurance $2,896.00
Total for Student & Spouse $30,026.00 Total for Student & Spouse $32,226.00
Total for Student, Spouse & Child $32,922.00 Total for Student, Spouse & Child $35,122.00
Total for Student & 1 Child $28,842.00 Total for Student & 1 Child $31,042.00

Exception: If the student is pursuing OPT, they must provide a copy of their OPT EAD card and financial documents as follows:

GRADUATES (Student & Spouse) $23,500.00 + $1,500.00 for each child
UNDERGRADUATES (Student & Spouse)  $25,580.00 + $1,500.00 for each child

Note: All the above tuition fees are subject to change. Please click here for updated information.