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Old 09-18-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Hello,

I am Canadian resident and I have a valid tourist visa to USA. My husband will be going to study in USA. Do I need to apply for F visa? I also have a new born baby. Do i need to apply separately for his visa?

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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If you want to live in the USA with your husband then yes, you need the F2 visa (and yes, baby needs a visa too). If you just want to visit him, but stay working/ studying/ living in Canada then your tourist visa is enough.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Thanks for your answer Penguin-le. One more question. what is faster, applying for F from Canada or from USA?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I am not sure you can apply from the USA. I would imagine if your husband already has the F1, getting a spousal/ child derivative would be easy and quick.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:18 AM
 
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To my knowledge you can only apply for F visas while outside of the US.
What kind of tourist visa do you have? A B visa? That would allow you to stay with your husband for up to 6 months at a time, not longer.

Keep in mind that you are not allowed to work in either case. F-2 visas and B visas don't allow that. So if money is an issue it'd be best for you to stay in Canada and visit your husband as often as possible.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Thanks Penguin-ie and Rob. I have B visa and my husband has already his F1. I know I will not be allowed to work or study there. Any way I am still in my maternity leave. I was just concerned that the procedure of F2 visa will take time and I want to stay the max time I can with him before my maternity/parental leave is over. I know that with my B visa I can stay up to six month with him but I prefer being always in the safe side. So if F2 will give me more legal status to stay I will apply for it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:59 PM
 
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I have a US B1/B2 visa. I'm a Bachelors of Commerce Graduate. If I can apply for any of the US visa which will allow me to stay and work please advice.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:23 AM
 
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I'm Indian resident and have US B1/B2 visa. I'm a Bachelors of Commerce Graduate. Please advice if I can apply for Canadian PR.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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I have a US B1/B2 visa. I'm a Bachelors of Commerce Graduate. If I can apply for any of the US visa which will allow me to stay and work please advice.
No.
You would need to find an employer first, and they would petition for a work visa for you.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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I'm Indian resident and have US B1/B2 visa. I'm a Bachelors of Commerce Graduate. Please advice if I can apply for Canadian PR.
Of course, you can apply for Canadian PR.

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