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C-1 Visas

Travelers passing through the U.S. on their way to another country don’t need to be trapped in the airport. The C-1 visa, also known as the transit visa, enables traveling nonimmigrants to leave the airport and visit family or friends or partake in tourism. While you are required to leave the U.S. on your departing flight, this visa allows you to spend your waiting time enjoying your surroundings.

The C-1 visa is also used by crew members who need to come to the U.S. because they have been assigned to be a crew member on a ship or aircraft.

Each family member should apply for a separate C-1 visa, which will enable the entire family to travel through the U.S. C-1 visas are valid for up to 29 days. Nonimmigrants with C-visa status may not change their status or be employed while in the U.S.

C-2 Visa

The C-2 visa allows foreign nationals to travel to and from the United Nations. C-2 visas are valid for up to 29 days. C-2 visa holders may not change their status. Under certain circumstances, this visa may be used for aliens in transit and crewmembers.

C-3 Visa

Government officials traveling through the U.S. to a foreign destination may apply for the C-3 Visa. This visa will enable you to leave the airport and enjoy your surroundings. Your family members and personal employees may also apply for the C-3 Visa. C-3 visa holders may not accept employment while under this status. The C-3 visa is valid for up to 29 days, and under certain circumstances may be used for aliens in transit or crewmembers of a ship or aircraft.

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