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J-2 for J-1 Visa Holders'dependent Spouse and Children
J-2 visa is for J-1 visa holders’ dependent spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old. J-2 visa holders can stay in the U.S with J-1 visa holders. J-2 status depends on the status of J-1 visa holders.
The qualification of the petitioner depends on the exchange visitor program of J-1 visa holder. If J-1 visa has issued for au pair, camp counselor, middle or high school students, summer work travel, the dependent spouses and unmarried children cannot apply for a J-2 visa. Also, some special programs limit the application of J-2 visa.
J-2 Visa Benefits
J-2 visa holders can stay in the U.S with J-1 visa holders. They can study and work with permission in the U.S.