Spouses and unmarried minor (under 21 years of age) children
of an F-1 student are eligible to apply for F-2 Visa Status.
Dependents will be issued a Form I-20 to be used in making their application for the F-2 Entry Visa at the U.S. Consulate abroad.
Individuals in F-2 Status are not eligible to accept employment, nor will they be issued Social Security numbers.
F-2 dependents can apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the International Revenue Service which can be used for banking purposes, and the like.