This guide will provide an overview of the most commonly used US dependent visas including immigrant and nonimmigrant,
in order to assist you and your loved ones who reside in the US consider the possibilities that could be available for you in order to accompany them or join them in the United States
We will look at the various kinds of visas available to dependants as well as how long they will last, what types they allow and who are eligible to apply.
We also examine the process and timeframes that are involved, even though you may be able visit friends and relatives without visas.
There are two kinds of US dependent visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant.
Immigrant visas are for family members who want to establish themselves in the United States permanently
nonimmigrant visa is intended for those who wish at traveling to US for a short time for instance, to accompany or join your parent or spouse who is working or studying in the US
In some instances you might be able to apply for what's generally referred to as a derivative visa in which you seek permission to enter the US in connection with your connection to the primary Visa applicant
A temporary visa the derivative visa falls under the category of nonimmigrant. It could for instance, the dependent child or spouse or dependent child of one of the Treaty E1 trader or an E2 treaty investor
In other instances you could be seeking nonimmigrant visas in your own name for example, the B2 visa for a visit that is designed meant to visit relatives and friends in the United States.
In order to obtain immigrants and US dependent visas you'll have the sponsorship of an US resident or in the case of some, an illegal permanent resident.