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Why apply for a US Dependant Visa?

  • Bring your family with you in the USA
  • Dependants get to live, work and study
  • Allows your family to stay as long as you plan to be in the country
  • Visa processed within just 21 days
  • Enjoy the luxuries of the USA along with your loved ones

With a robust economy and vibrant culture, the land of Stars and Stripes is the world's leading migrant country. The USA invites millions of migrants annually for various purposes, offering them and their families the opportunity to live, work, and study in the US under the US Dependant Visa. There are many types of US Dependant Visas issued by the country. With our team of experienced visa and immigration, Y-Axis can help you choose the correct visa for yourself and your family and ensure a smooth visa process.

 

Types of US Dependant Visa

The USA issues a variety of Dependant visas for immigrants in the country. Depending on the visa type of the primary visa holder, some major US Dependant Visa types are:

  • F2 Dependant Visa: issued for the spouse or children of students studying  under F1 permit
  • H4 Dependant Visa: issued for the spouse and/or children of individuals working under the H1-B category.
  • J2 Dependant Visa: issued for the spouse and/or children of individuals working under the J1 category.
  • L2 Dependant Visa:  issued for the spouse and/or children of individuals transferred to the US under the L1 category.

 

Benefits of US Dependant Visa

  • Stay in the US for as long as the visa of the primary holder is valid
  • Allows Dependants to work and study in the US
  • Allows you to apply for work permits and a US Green Card
  • Get the same healthcare facilities as the primary visa holder
  • Allows you to apply for a driver’s license in the US (applicable for H4 visa applicants only)

 

Eligibility Criteria for US Dependant Visa

You would be eligible to apply for any of the US Dependant Visas if:

  • You hold a legal marital relation with a valid H1-B, F1, L1 or J1 visa holder.
  • You are an unmarried child under 21 years of age, and one or both of your parents are valid H1-B, F1, L1, or J1 visa holders.
  • You have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity.
  • You have the basic English language skills required to converse with people.
  • You have evidence to prove your relationship with the primary visa holder.

 

Documents required to apply for the US Dependant Visa

The documents needed vary depending on the type of Dependant visa you're using. Given below is a list of common documents that are required for all types of visas:

  • A valid passport with an expiry date of not less than 6 months
  • Recent passport-sized photographs as per US rules
  • Copy of the DS-160 confirmation page
  • Relationship proof (birth certificates and marriage certificates or wedding affidavits)
  • Copy of the visa fee payment receipt
  • Copy of the interview confirmation letter
  • Financial details of the primary visa holder as proof of financial stability

 

Steps to apply for the US Dependant Visa

  • Step 1: Check the specific  eligibility criteria for the type of visa you are applying
  • Step 2:Gather the required documents accordingly 
  • Step 3: Fill in the DS-160 form by creating an account on the US Consular Electronic Application Center
  • Step 4: pay the amount necessary for application fees
  • Step 5: Schedule an appointment to the US Consulate or Embassy
  • Step 6: Appear for the interview with the required documents
  • Step 7: On approval, fly to the US

 

US Dependant Visa Processing Time and Fees

The processing time and cost vary with the type of visa you're applying for:

Type of visa

Processing time

Cost

F2 Dependant Visa

7-14 days

£125.53

L2 Dependant Visa

30 days

£125.53

J2 Dependant Visa

30 days

£321.67

H4  Dependant Visa

90 days

£321.67

 

How can Y-Axis help you?

Navigating the US visa application maze can be an intimidating process. Y-Axis is there to help you in every step of your visa application process. Our dedicated consultant will help you with:

  • Choose the correct type of visa
  • Gather documents as required
  • Fill up visa application forms
  • Get you updates and follow-ups
  • Preparing for your visa application interview

 

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