International Families

Lau family - photo credit Peg Skorpinski

Bringing your spouse or children ("dependents") to the U.S. on a short term basis or for the entire length of your stay requires careful planning and preparation. The Bay Area is an exciting place to live and there are many resources available to help your family feel at home.

Extended family (parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc.) can also play an important role in helping you adjust to your new home in the U.S. Whether they come for just a short vacation or longer periods, you may find yourself in need of resources to help make their visit go smoothly.