The U.S. immigration laws have certain provisions for nonimmigrant visa holders, lawful permanent residents and U.S. citizens to bring their dependents (spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age) on family visa.
Family Members of Nonimmigrant Visa Holders
Foreign nationals under the following categories can bring their dependents to the U.S. on family visa:
|Nonimmigrant Visa Category||Dependent Visa Category|
|Diplomats, and Foreign Officials in A, G or NATO visa category ||Respective Visa category|
|E-1 Treaty Trader Visa||E-1 Visa
|E-2 Treaty Investor Visa||E-2 Visa|
|F-1 Student Visa||F-2 Visa|
|h-1B Visa for Foreign Professionals||H-4 Visa
|H-1C Visa for Foreign Registered Nurses||H-4 Visa|
Visa for Agricultural Workers||H-4 Visa|
|H-2B Visa for Nonagricultural Workers||H-4 Visa
|H-3 Visa for Trainees||H-4 Visa|
Visa for Exchange Visitors||J-2 Visa|
|L-1 Visa for Intra-Company Transferees||L-2 Visa
|M-1 Visa for Vocational Students||M-2 Visa|
Visa for Persons with Extraordinary Ability||O-3 Visa|
|P-1 Visa for Athletes and Entertainers||P-4 Visa
|P-2 Visa for Artists and Entertainers in Reciprocal Exchange Programs||P-4 Visa|
|P-3 Visa for Artists and Entertainers in Culturally Unique Programs||P-4 Visa|
|R-1 Visa for Foreign Religious Workers
|TN Visa for Canadian and Mexican Professionals||TD Visa|
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Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders)
Green Card through Family Members
You can become a permanent resident of the U.S. based on the fact that you have a certain relative who is green card holder (spouse or parent).
The New V Nonimmigrant Visa Category
The V nonimmigrant visa category allows spouses of lawful permanent residents and the children of those spouses to travel to and from the U.S. and to reside in the U.S. while they wait for the final completion of their immigration process.
The V visa is available to you if your green card petition was filed on or before December 21, 2000 and three or more years elapsed since the filing.