Quick Contact
Send Your Inquiry

    Join our live webinars on zoom! Click Here
    FREE PERSONAL CONSULTATION

    Jackson heights

    718-263-5999

    Ozone Park

    718-577-0711

    Jamaica

    718-764-6911
    Open All Days
    10 AM to 6:30 PM

    C Visa

    Do you have to pass through the United States to enter another country?

    If your answer is “Yes,” then the C-Visa may be appropriate for you! The C-Visa, or Transit Visa, is for foreign nationals who have to pass through the U.S. to enter another country.

    What Are The Requirements For The C-Visa?

    To qualify for a C-Visa, a foreign national must prove that:

    1. They only intend to pass through the U.S. for immediate and continuous transit;
    2. They possess a ticket or other proof of transportation to reach their final destination;
    3. They have sufficient funds to reach their final destination;
    4. They have permission to enter the country where their final destination is located.

    There are three types of C-visas:

    1. C-1: Alien in transit through the United States;
    2. UN Transits;
    3. Foreign Government Transits.

    Are An Interview And Fingerprinting Required To Obtain A C-Visa?

    Yes. An interview is required for all C-Visa applicants between the ages of fourteen (14) and seventy-nine (79).

    A digital fingerprint scan will also be taken at the interview.

    How Long Can I Stay In The US On The C-Visa?

    A C-visa holder may remain in the U.S. for a maximum of twenty-nine (29) days. Since the C-Visa is issued only for immediate transit through the U.S., such a visa may not be extended. C-Visa holders are also prohibited from seeking employment.

    Can I Change My Status On A C-Visa?

    No. Generally, C-Visa holders may not change their status in the U.S.

    Conclusion

    If you need to travel through the United States to enter another country, the C-Visa may be a viable option. Remember that you should have the intent to pass through the United States immediately and have sufficient funds to reach your final destination.

    Reach out to us
    if you have questions

      Open chat
      1
      Hello,
      For a quick response, type your question here.