Temporary Visas

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!

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