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Maintaining Legal Dependent Immigration Status

Basically, the legal immigration status of family members in a dependent status remains valid only as long as the primary individual from whom their status is derived maintains legal status. However, immigration regulations further limit or restrict certain activities, such as enrollment and employment, for individuals in a dependent status.

The most common dependent immigration status for family members of international students is either F-2 (dependent of an F-1) or J-2 (dependent of a J-1). Detailed information regarding both of the status types can be found at the following links:

Sometimes an international student is here in a non-student immigration category (other than F or J). Comparable regulations may apply to dependents in these status types as well. However, since they are not student categories, their status is typically supported by employment or other type of sponsorship. Therefore, the International Student Services Office (ISS) can only provide general information, but not advise, on their status issues. Otherwise, any questions regarding dependent immigration status should be directed to an advisor in the ISS Office.


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Presidential Executive Order Update & Information

Message from Associate Vice Provost Charles Bankart regarding Supreme Court Decision on Trump Executive Order

State Department Cable regarding Implementing the Executive Order

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
 
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist
International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist

Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Orders--NAFSA

International Students Dodge Trump’s Partly Reinstated Travel Ban, but Concerns Persist--The Chronicle

Information related to the March 6 Executive Order

Information related to the January 27 Executive Order

 

 
 


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