Chapter 4 - Family Members

A foreign information media representative’s spouse and unmarried children (under age 21) may accompany the foreign media representative and be admitted under the “I” nonimmigrant visa classification.[1] If approved, such dependents may attend school in the United States without changing to F-1 nonimmigrant student status. However, the dependents are not authorized to work in the United States while in the foreign information media representative dependent status. 


[^ 1] Note that there is no separate classification for dependents of foreign media representative nonimmigrants (for example, there is no I-2 classification). See codes of admission in Chapter 5, Adjudication, Section B, Approvals [2 USCIS-PM K.5(B)].

Current as of July 30, 2021