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J-2 – Dependent of an Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa Holder

Understanding the basics

The spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age of a J-1 Visa holder are entitled to the J-2 classification.

The J-1 visa (Exchange Visitors) classification is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training.

Examples of exchange visitors include, but are not limited to:

  • Professors or scholars
  • Research assistants
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Au Pairs
  • Camp counselors

How much does it cost to apply?

U.S. Government Filing Fees: $160

There are US government fees associated with applying for a J-2 visa. This fee is paid directly to the US government.

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SimpleCitizen does not offer direct-to-applicant services for this Visa application quite yet. However, we encourage you to stay in touch & we’ll notify when you can begin to apply with our help.

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