Bringing your spouse or children ("dependents") to the U.S. on a short-term basis or for the entire length of your stay requires careful planning and preparation. Davis is an exciting place to live, and there are many resources available to help your family feel at home.
Extended family (parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc.) can also play an important role in helping you adjust to your new home in the U.S. Whether they come for just a short vacation or longer periods, you may find yourself in need of resources to help make their visit go smoothly.
For more information on other useful resources such as English language courses, please visit our Campus and Community Resources page. Also, check out our Healthcare page for information on health insurance for you and your dependents.
SISS supports families in finding the right childcare or school for your children by presenting useful information on public and private options, as well as clarifying district borders and other helpful details needed to enroll your child in the right place.
SISS is a liaison between your Davis community and your home country. Here is some useful information on the right Visa or Waiver needed for your family and friends to visit you in the United States.
J-2 dependents may apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for permission to accept employment if such employment is needed for the support of the dependent(s), but not for the support of the J-1.
In addition to the above visa information, please refer to our Travel Resources page for all the information you'll need to arrive in the United States according to plan.