The V-2 is a non-immigrant visa which allows the unmarried children of V-1 visa-holders to accompany their parent to the United States.
To qualify, the applicant must be the child of a V-1 visa-holder, and must be under the age of 21 and unmarried. The applicant must also be a beneficiary of an I-130 form (petition for alien relative). The applicant must also have been waiting at least 3 years to obtain lawful permanent residence, which has been unavailable due to the immigrant visa quota, or a pending adjustment of status hearing.
The V-2 visa allows its holder to stay in the United States for 2 years, plus possible extensions of 2 years each, for a maximum total stay of 10 years.
The holder of a V-2 visa may legally work in the U.S., and there are no travel restrictions – a V-2 visa holder may move freely within the United States, and may leave and reenter the United States as long as the visa remains valid.
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Last Modified: 06-18-2012 02:05 PM PDT
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