Immigration Issues/L2 visa

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Hi, the fact is as follows:
Wife went to U.S. under L1 visa. Afterwards, husband filed L2 visa application at U.S. Consulate in Kolkata, India. Visa officer rejected the application saying that the wife's employer should have filed an application (when petition for L1 was submitted) to include the husband as dependant and to get approval for L2 visa. So what is the remedy now ? Does the wife have to file an application at the USCIS to get approval for L2 ?

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Hi,

Since the husband is outside the U.S. at this time, he should apply for an L-2 visa directly at the Consulate. The main forms are DS-156 and DS-157: http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_1342.html

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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