J-2 DS-2019 Request Procedures

Partner & Children's Handbook

J-2 Employment Application Guide

I-765, Application for Employment Authorization - The spouse or unmarried child (under 21 years of age) of an Exchange Visitor holding a valid J-2 visa status may work in the United States with authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Applications must be sent to the USCIS Service Center.

Effective April 1, 2024, the I-765 filing fee will increase to $470 for online filing and $520 for paper filing.

UCLA Connect: A Network for Relocated Spouses and Partners - The group has a weekly meeting on Fridays at 11 am at the UCLA Dashew Center and events such as happy hours to workshops, throughout the year!

About the J-2 Visa - U.S. Department of State Website