F1 and J1 visa holders can submit a request for an I-20 or DS-2019 to bring their spouse (including same sex partners) and/or child (children) to live with them in the United States on dependent visa status.
- Dependent Request Form
- Proof of legal marriage for you and your spouse (including same-sex partners). Must be translated into English.
- Copy/copies of each dependent’s passport photo identification page.
- Financial documentation:
- Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic year: If applicable, a copy of your current TA/RA contract. (Additional funding documentation will be requested once your application has been reviewed.)
- Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year: First dependent with TA/RA, provide a bank statement for $2036USD with a copy of your current full year contract. First dependent without TA/RA, provide a bank statement for $9400. $3000 for each additional dependent (with or without a TA/RA).
For current students: Submit all required documents in one email to email@example.com.
For newly admitted students: Follow the submission instructions on the CERF.