Can I bring my family on Fulbright?

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Can I Bring My Family on Fulbright?

Are you a Fulbright scholar planning to bring your family with you to the United States? If so, you’ll be glad to know that the Fulbright Program does allow you to bring your family with you. However, there are a few important points to consider before you make any final decisions.

First, please note that the funding for your family must be separate from, and additional to, your Fulbright Grant. This means that you will need to provide additional funds to cover the cost of bringing your family with you. Fulbright requires that you show personal funds equal to 50% of your monthly maintenance rate for the first J2 dependent that will join you in the U.S., and 25% for each additional dependent.

In addition, you will need to provide proof of medical insurance for each family member. This insurance must meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of State. You can purchase insurance through the Fulbright Program, or you can purchase it on your own.

Finally, you will need to make sure that you have enough time to complete the necessary paperwork for your family members. This includes obtaining the necessary visas and other documents. Depending on the country of origin, this process can take several weeks or even months.

Overall, bringing your family with you on a Fulbright scholarship is a great way to make the most of your experience. However, it is important to make sure that you have the necessary funds and paperwork in order before you make any final decisions. By taking the time to plan ahead, you can ensure that your family’s experience in the United States is a positive one.