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Can your family travel with you when you receive a work visa?

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Immigration |

Qualifying for an employment visa can open up a world of opportunities for you. Not only can you travel to the United States and live here legally for a fixed amount of time, but you can expand your career opportunities.

For some people, the only obstacle that is standing between themselves and a job in the United States is concern about their family. While more income and career opportunities will certainly benefit the people you love, living apart from them, maybe for several years, may be something you don’t wish to do. Can your loved ones travel with you when you have an employment visa?

Immediate family can qualify based on your visa

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) understands the importance of the basic family unit to someone’s mental health and social stability. Therefore, the USCIS does allow immediate family members to request visas in conjunction with an employment visa that is secured by a loved one.

Spouses and children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 can secure visas that are reliant on a family member’s work visa. Those requesting these subordinate or secondary visas will need to meet the same qualifications standards as the family member with the work visa, and will have to pay many of the same fees. Once they enter the U.S., they will be eligible to renew their visa if their family member renews their own, provided that they still qualify.

Learning more about different immigration opportunities under U.S. law can help you share your good luck with your closest family members.