Office of International Services (OIS)

Sample Letter for USCIS Request for J-2 Work Authorization



United States Citizenship & Immigration Services
Vermont Service Center
P.O. Box 9765
St. Albans, VT 05479-9765

Re: Form I-765
Application for Employment Authorization as J-2 Dependent of Exchange Visitor

Dear Sir/Madam,

As the J-2 dependent spouse of ___________________, I am submitting an application for permission to work.  The reason for this request is to allow me to accept employment so that I may support my family's cultural activities and travel while in the United States.

My spouse is employed by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University as a Research Associate and earns a monthly salary of $___________.

We have calculated the monthly family expenses as follows:







The J-1 Exchange Visitor’s salary is sufficient to support the family expenses.



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