Immigration Issues/L-2 visa - travel duration allowance
Expert: AJAY SINGH - 2/26/2013
Question Hi Ajay,
I have a question regarding L-2 visa which I cannot find the answer in the USCIS website.
I am L-1 visa holder and my spouse has L-2. She plans to go back home country temporarily and will stay there for more than 3 months.
My question is, does L-2 visa holder have period of staying outside U.S.? In other words, how long can she stay outside U.S. within the visa duration?
Of course she has enough longer visa duration than 3 months. I, her spouse and L-1 visa holder, stay U.S.. during her going outside.
I highly appreciate if you could give me the solution.
Thank you in advance.
Answer Dear Robert:
To my understanding, because L-2 is a dependent visa the dependents do not have limitations/restrictions as the main applicant. Therefore, I think she can stay without hassle as long as the L-2 status is valid [for more than 6 months upon re-entry].
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Thank you Ajay. Your approach is very clear to understand the background of the relation L-1 and L-2, which is so helpful to be convinced.
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