I am currently in H1B status and my wife an H-4. I have been recently admitted to school, which issued an I-20 for me. I plan to apply for change of status to F-1, and my wife will apply for F-2. What do we need to apply?07 Nov 2014
As an F-2 dependent, your wife will need to be issued a separate I-20 in her own name. If you did not notify the school that you have a dependent, then you need to do it prior to filing so that they can issue an I-20 for your wife, too. Please note that having a dependent may change your financial obligation as indicated on your I-20 form, because it has to incorporate your dependent’/s’ expenses. Both you and your wife then will need to file separate I-539s for change of status to F-1 and F-2, respectively, with supporting documentation, including your individual I-20s. (07.Nov.2014)
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