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O-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is O-3 dependent visa?

The O-3 dependent visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the spouse and unmarried children below 21 years of O-1 and O-2 visa holders to enter into the U.S. and reside with the family.


What are the privileges of O-3 visa?

On O-3 visa, you may:

  • Reside in the U.S. with your family
  • Travel outside of the U.S. on short trips and reenter
  • Engage in part or full time study in the U.S.

What are the limitations of O-3 visas?

On O-3 visa, you may not:

  • Work in the U.S.
  • Stay in the U.S. for a period longer than the principal O-1 or O-2 visa holder

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How long can I stay in the U.S. on O-3 dependent visa?

You may stay in the U.S. on O-3 visa for the period of time necessary for the O-1 principal to complete the event or activity, which should not exceed three years initially.


Can I study on O-3 visa?

Yes, you may engage in full or part time study on O-3 visa.


Can I work on O-3 dependent visa?

No, you may not work on O-3 visa.

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