If you wish to bring family members for the duration of your stay, they will likely have to enter the US as your dependents. OGS can assist with dependent visas for your spouse or children who are unmarried and under the age of 21.
If your family member plans to only remain in the US for a short visit, they may visit as a B-2 visitor or through the Visa Waiver Program (if they qualify). Individuals in B-2 status are routinely admitted to the US for a 6 month period. Individuals entering through the Visa Waiver Program are typically admitted for up to 90 days.
Your family member will need to get a B-2 tourist visa at a US consular office abroad.
You do NOT need any letter or document from Scholar Services to invite a family member as a B-2 visitor. If you wish to invite family members, other than your spouse or child, to visit the United States for a short time on a B-2 visitor visa, you may provide them with:
Scholar Services offers several programs for all spouses and partners of the NYU international community.
Learn more or enroll in the OGS Spouse and Partner Programs!