L-2 visas are issued to the L-1 holder’s spouse and unmarried children under twenty-one years of age who wish to accompany them to the United States. Holders of L-2 visas are considered to be the dependent of L-1 holders, as their duration of valid stay is the same as that of the L-1 holder. L-2 spouses are permitted to attend school and/or work either part time or full time legally on their status. In order to work, an L-2 spouse must obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD. For more information on EADS, click here). An L-2 child, however, is not allowed to obtain an EAD. Just as an L-1 visa is a dual intent visa, L-2s may also apply for other non-immigrant statuses such as H-1, F-1, B-1, B-2, L-1. They are also eligible to apply for immigrant visas.
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