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Extended family (parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunts, etc.) are not eligible for a F-2 visa. If you would like to invite your extended family members to visit you in the U.S. while you are studying at CUI or on OPT, they may apply for a visitor visa or may be eligible to come to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. If you would like to assist them in their visa application, you may choose to provide documents to your family members to demonstrate that you are a student in the U.S. and that the purpose of their trip to the U.S. is to visit you.
If you choose to provide documents, below is a list of recommendations.
Providing family members with a letter of invitation may improve their chances of obtaining a visa. However, there is no guarantee a visa will be issued. The success of the applicant's request for a visa lies in their ability to prove that they have no intention of staying permanently in the U.S.