American law allows immediate family members of various visa holders to accompany them to the United States. These relatives include
husband (wife) of the holder of the main visa;
their unmarried children under the age of 21. Applicants must apply for an appropriate visa to enter America, depending on the status of the main applicant.
Below is a list of main and dependent visa matches.
F-1 – F-2 – family of a student studying in the United States;
М-1 – М-2 – family of a student studying in the USA;
J-1 – J-2 – family of an exchange student in the USA;
L-1 – L-2 – family of a businessman working in the United States;
O-1, O-2 – O-3 – a family of an outstanding personality;
R-1, R-2, R-3 – R-4 – the family of an athlete, artist, creative personality;
H-1, H-2, H-3 – H-4 – the family of the holder of a work visa of category H in the United States. Also, visas K-1 and K-3 can be attributed to this category – these are, respectively, the visa of the bride (groom) and the visa the wife (husband) of an American citizen. And K-2 and K-4 visas are, respectively, visas for children under 21 years of age for holders of K-1 and K-3 visas.
Here we also include the V-1 visa – this is the spousal visa of the American resident, V-2 – the children of the American resident, the V-3 visa – the children of the holders of the V-1 and V-2 visas. Each of these visas has its own advantages and limitations, as well as its own procedure for processing.