If you wish to bring a spouse and/or children under the age of 21 with you, please complete the dependent e-form in the iGlobal application. You will need to provide ISSS with basic information about your dependents as well as a scan of the biographical page of their passports and proof of their relationship to you. This could be a marriage certificate for a spouse or a birth certificate for a child.
Only a spouse and/or children under the age of 21 can accompany you as dependents. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives are not eligible to come to the United States with you as F-2 or J-2 dependents.
When your I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, you will receive versions of these documents, with which your dependents can apply for their own visas. Dependents of F-1 students apply for an F-2 dependent visa. F-2 dependents will be on F-2 immigration status. Dependents of J-1 students apply for a J-2 dependent visa. J-2 dependents will be on J-2 immigration status.