1. What Is L2 Visa?
The L2 visa allows the dependent spouse and minor, unmarried children of qualified L-1 visa holders to enter into the U.S.
2. What Privileges Do I Enjoy on L-2 Visa?
On L-2 visa, you may:
- Reside in the U.S. for the duration of the L-1 visa holder’s authorized duration of stay
- If your are an L-2 Spouse you may work on a full-time basis in the U.S. with proper Employment Authorization from the USCIS
- Engage in full-time study in the U.S.
- Travel in and out of the U.S. on short trips and return
3. What Are The Limitations of L-2 Visa?
You may not apply for Employment Authorization if you are a dependent child on L-2 visa.
4. How Long Can I Stay In The U.S. on L-2 Visa?
You may stay as long as the primary L-1 visa holder maintains valid status, or up to a maximum of seven years, whichever is shorter.
5. How Do I Apply For L-2 Visa?
For L2 visa application, you must submit:
- Completed DS-160 visa application. The DS-160 must be completed online
- Demand draft for Visa application fee
- Demand draft for Visa issuance fee
- Original valid passport
- Recent Passport style photograph
- Original marriage certificate
- Four to five marriage photographs in case you are an L-2 spouse. Photographs must be very clear and easy to identify both the bride, and the bridegroom
- Copy of your parent’s or spouse’s L-1 approval
- Parent’s or Spouse’s employment verification letter
- Demand draft for visa application fee
- Demand draft for visa issuance fee