Office of International Services

Contact us:

Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
2nd floor (206B) of the Resource Center Building (433 Bolivar Street).
(504) 568-4802


The content on these pages is designed for use by LSUHSC-New Orleans sponsored students, exchange visitors and employees. It is not intended to constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel.

TD Dependents

Only legal spouses (as recognized by U.S. Immigration law) and children under the age of 21 of TN workers are eligible for TD Dependent status.

TD Dependents may NOT:

  • work

  • apply for employment authorization

  • receive stipend or assistantship funds from LSUHSC-New Orleans

  • "Volunteer" in positions normally occupied by paid workers

TD Dependents may:

  • Attend school (K-12)

  • Study full or part time in pursuit of a degree (College/University)

  • Volunteer with community organizations and non-profits in traditional volunteer positions

TD Dependent status is contingent upon the TN principal properly maintaining their TN status. If the TN falls out of status, all TD dependents associated with the principal will also be considered out of status.

For information about TN dependent children who will reach the age of 21 while in TD status, click here.

For information about immigration options for unmarried partners and other family members who do not qualify as a spouse or child for TD purposes, click here.

Pursuant to LSU System Policy, PM-31, TN/TD status holders may be eligible to establish Louisiana residency in order to receive in-state tuition at LSUHSC-New Orleans.