(Please amend to reflect your personal situation)
To Whom It May Concern,
I am a J-2 Dependent and I am applying for permission for employment authorization. My spouse/parent is a J-1 Exchange Visitor at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Although there will be sufficient funding for my spouse/parent’s expenses, our total funds will not be sufficient to cover additional expenses for my stay (as well as additional members of my family) in the US.
I wish to seek employment and earn income that would be used for cultural, recreational, and travel opportunities as well as any additional cost of living expenses for myself and any members of my family who are J-2 Dependents. Attached is an estimated budget for our estimated expenses during our stay in the US.
My earnings will in no way be used to support my spouse/parent who is the J-1 Principal.