F-2 Visa Law and Legal Definition
F-2 Visas are given to the spouse and minor children of an F-1 student. The spouse and minor children accompanying an F-l student are eligible for admission in F-2 status if the student is admitted in F-l status or will be within 30 days, enrolled in a full course of study, or engaged in approved practical training following completion of studies.
The F-2 spouse and children of an F-l student may not accept any form of compensated employment. The spouse may not engage in full time study, and the minor child may only engage in full time study if the study is in an elementary or secondary school (kindergarten through twelfth grade). The spouse and child may however, engage in a vocational or recreational study. A spouse or child desiring to engage in full time study, other than that allowed for a child, must apply for a change of status to F-l, J-l, or M-l status.