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O-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I appeal a denial or revocation of O-2 petition?

Yes, you may appeal against a denied or revoked petition on notice under 8 CFR
part 103.

Note: Automatic revocations may not be appealed.


How can I change from another nonimmigrant status to O-2 in the U.S.?

When you are already in the U.S., you can change your nonimmigrant status to O-2 if you qualify as an O-2 foreign national. This option is not available if you entered the U.S. without inspection or overstayed your authorized term of admission under the present status.

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On what visa category can my dependents enter into the U.S. while I am on O-2 visa?

Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of twenty-one may apply for O-3 visa status in order to accompany you to the U.S.


Can dependents of O-2 work?

No, dependents in O-3 status may not work.


Can I work for more than one employer on O-2 visa?

Yes, if you work for more than one employer at the same time, each employer must file a separate petition with the USCIS.

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