Some F-1 students wish to bring their spouse and/or children to the U.S. Find out what you need to do to obtain F-2 I-20's for your dependents.
In order to obtain I-20's for your dependents, you will need to sumbit the documents below to ISS on myISSS. We will then create a new I-20 for you (indicating that you have dependents) and F-2 I-20's for your dependents.
If your dependent will change their immigration status in the U.S., then you and your dependent should be sure you understand the Change of Status process. If after reveiwing the information you would like to meet with an International Student Advisor to discuss the change-of-status application process please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Please be sure to inform us if your dependent is already in the U.S.
Once your dependent receives an F-2 visa and enters the U.S. as an F-2 or receives the change-of-status approval notice by mail, you must submit copies of their immigration documents (I-20, passport, F-2 visa and I-94 or change-of-status approval notice) to ISS using the Step 3: F-2 Immigration Documents E-form on myISSS.
Please keep your new I-20 and all of your previous I-20’s. Do not throw away your old I-20’s as they are an important piece of your immigration history!