1. What is M-2 visa?
The M-2 nonimmigrant visa allows the dependent spouse and children under 21 years old of a qualified M-1 student visa holder to enter the U.S.
2. How do I qualify for M-2 visa?
To qualify for M-2 visa, you must:
- Prove your intention to enter the U.S. temporarily
- Prove that you are the dependent spouse or child under 21 years of the M-1 applicant
3. What privileges do I enjoy on M-2 visa?
On M-2 visa, you may:
- Study in an elementary or secondary school fulltime, if you are an M-2 child
- Study in a vocational or recreational school
- Travel in and out of the U.S.
4. What are the limitations of M-2 visa?
On M-2 visa, you may not:
- Seek admission in a University if you are an M-2 child or spouse
- Accept employment
5. How long can I stay in the U.S. on M-2 visa?
You may stay in the U.S. on M-2 visa as long as the principal M-1 applicant is in status. This may be for one year or for the period necessary for the principal M-1 applicant to complete the course of study upto a maximum of 3 years plus 30 days thereafter to depart, whichever is less.
Note: The 30 days to prepare for departure is permitted as long as you maintain status.