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I Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I apply for I visa?

You may submit your I visa application to:

  • A USCIS field office in the U.S. if you are in a lawful status in the U.S.
  • An American Consulate near your place of residence in your home country if you are outside the U.S.

What is the processing time for I visa?

The I visa is generally issued within ten days from the day the application is submitted.

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Can I bring my dependents on I visa?

Yes, you may bring your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 in the same visa category. They can stay as long as you maintain the status on the derivative I visa status.


When should I apply for visas for my dependents on I visa?

You can apply for derivative status along with your I visa application. If your dependents apply for visas at a later date, a copy of your I visa must be furnished with the application.


Can my dependents work on I visa?

No, your dependents may not work while on the dependent status. They have to apply for appropriate work visa.

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