Maintaining F-2 Dependent Status
The spouse and minor children (under 21 years old) accompanying an F-1 student are eligible for admission in F-2 status if the student is admitted in F-1 status.
The spouse and children of an F-1 student will each be issued an individual SEVIS Form I-20.
An F-2 may not work under any conditions in the U.S.
An F-2 spouse may not be enrolled in a degree program of study.
An F-2 child may only study at the primary and/or secondary level (K-12).
An F-2 wanting to attend university must apply for an F-1 status. The dependent must be approved for F-1 status before they are able to begin any classes.
Changes to Dependents
Please let your Foreign Student Advisor know if your F-2 dependent is no longer living in the U.S.
If you need to add an F-2 dependent to your F-1 I-20, you will need to show an affidavit of increased financial support.
If you have questions, please contact your Foreign Student Advisor:
International Student Center