O-3 Visas for Spouses and Children
Are you the spouse or dependent child under the age of 21 of an O-1 or O-2 individual? If so, you might qualify for an O-3 visa to temporarily visit the United States. However, you will not be eligible to apply for work authorization—an EAD (Employment Authorization Document)—in this status.
The documentation required to receive an O-3 visa includes evidence of your family relationship and evidence of the O-1 principal beneficiary’s financial support. If you are already in the U.S., you can apply simultaneously with the O-1 or O-2 principal for a change of status to O-3. If you are not in the US, you will apply for your O-3 visa at a U.S. consulate. You will need to provide photocopies of the O-1 or O-2 principal’s O visa and if applicable, their I-94 card.
You will receive the same period of admission for O-3 as the O-1/O-2 nonimmigrant. Although you will not be able to work, you are eligible to study full-time or part-time.
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