- Temporary Visas
- H-1B Visas
- The Annual Cap
- H-1B Cap Exemption
- H-1B Cap Timing Issues
- Find Legal Help From An Experienced H-1B Lawyer
- What You Can & Cannot Do as a Visitor
- J-1 - Exchange Visitor Visas
- O-1 Visas for Extraordinary Ability
- Tips for Collecting Evidence of Extraordinary Ability
- Building Your Case For Extraordinary Ability
- Difference Between an I-94 & a Visa
- What are the Effects of Unlawful Presence?
- A - Diplomat Visas
- B - Visitor Visas
- C - Transit Visas
- D - Crewmen Visas
- E - Treaty Visas
- F - Student Visas
- G - Visas for International Organizations
- H - Temporary Professional Workers
- I - Visas for Foreign Media
- J - Visas for Exchange Visitors
- K - Fiancée Visas
- L - Intracompany Transfer Visas
- M - Vocational Student Visas
- N - Dependents of Special Immigrants
- NATO Visas
- O - Extraordinary Ability Visas
- P - Athletes & Entertainers
- Q - Reciprocal Cultural Exchange Visitors
- R - Religious Worker Visas
- S - "Snitch" Visas
- TN - Treaty National Visas
- T - Trafficking Victims
- U - Victims of Certain Crimes
C visas are for transit through the U.S. for travelers who are not visa-exempt citizens of countries included in the Visa Waiver Program. This includes layovers for ticketed passengers with a connecting flight to another destination country, as well as people traveling for business or pleasure by air, sea or other conveyance, on any carrier where the individual’s continued passage is guaranteed.
In order to apply for a C visa, the principal traveler and all accompanying family members, domestic servants, etc., must have valid passports, evidence of tickets or confirmed reservations for travel from the country of origin to the United States, and also tickets or confirmed reservations for travel onward from the United States to the destination country, plus any required visas needed to enter the destination country, and proof of sufficient funds for travel.
The period of admission allowed on C transit visas is a maximum stay of 29 days. Travelers in transit through the United States are prohibited by law from extending their stay, changing to any other temporary visa status, or adjusting status to permanent residence in the United States.
If you need more information about C-1 transit visas, contact Karin Wolman for a consultation!