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R-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

1.

What is R-2 visa?

The R-2 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows the spouses and unmarried children of R-1 religious workers to enter into the U.S. and reside with their family.

2.

How do I qualify for R2 visa?

To qualify for R-2 visa, you must be:

  • The spouse or unmarried child below 21 years of R-1 religious worker
  • Accompanying or joining the R-1 religious worker in the U.S.
3.

What privileges do I enjoy on R-2 visa?

On R-2 visa, you may:

  • Engage in full time study in the U.S.
  • Travel freely in and out of the U.S.
  • Apply for Green Card

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4.

What are the limitations of R-2 visa?

On R-2 visa, you may not:

  • Work in the U.S.
  • Reside in the U.S. for a period longer than the principal R-1 visa holder
5.

How long can I stay in the U.S. on R-2 dependent visa?

Your initial admission period on R-2 visa shall not exceed three years.

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