F-2 / M-2 Part-time Study Guidance
After the regulatory change, “Adjustments to Limitations on Designated School Official Assignment and Part-time Study by F-2 and M-2 Nonimmigrants,” stakeholders requested more specific guidance on the F-2 study requirements.
Following the May 2015 rule change, F-2 or M-2 dependents may study part-time at an SEVP-certified school or program at the postsecondary level. To help stakeholders better understand the amended regulation, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide on ICE.gov/SEVP.
SEVP will continue to promote the FAQ guide as a resource for DSOs through its various communication channels. The program also encourages DSOs to reference the guide for answers to questions about F-2/M-2 part-time study and to submit any case-specific questions to the SEVP Response Center.
The timeline below illustrates the steps taken to communicate SEVP's progress to date.