An L-2 visa may be obtained by an L-1 visa holder’s spouse and minor children. An L2 visa holder may remain in the U.S. f0r as long as the L-1 visa holder remains in legal status. An L2 visa holder may change his or her status while in the US.
An L2 visa holder may apply for a work permit.
An L2 visa holder is allowed to engage in full or part time study while residing in the U.S.
Spouse and children of L1 visa holders who wish to visit or accompany, and reside with the L1 visa holder in the United States.
The spouse and unmarried minor children of the L-1 visa holder are entitled to L nonimmigrant classification, subject to the same period of admission and limits as the L-1 visa beneficiary, if the spouse and unmarried minor children of the L-1 visa holder are accompanying or following to join the L-1 visa holder in the United States. Neither the spouse nor any child may accept employment unless he or she has been granted USCIS employment authorization.
Spouses (not children) of L-1 visa holders have the right to apply to USCIS for employment authorization.