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F-2 Visa Maintenance Requirements

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The F-2 visa allows spouse and children to stay with the principal F-1 visa holder while in the United States. To maintain their status and F-2 visa holder will need to observe the following requirements. In addition, their status is tied to that of the principal F-1 visa holder, if they fail to maintain their status, then all dependents are also considered to be out-of-status. If an F-1 visa holder’s status is canceled or terminated, then all dependents are also considered to be canceled or terminated.