Transit Visas of C type are non-immigrant visas for persons traveling an immediate and continuous transit through the United States enroute to another country. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security there were 165 million non-immigrant admissions to the United States in 2012 and 313,414 of these admissions were Transit Visas.
Travel purposes which require a Transit Visa
- Generally you need a transit visa if you are a foreign citizen that travels to another country and has a brief layover in the U.S.A.
- If you are a passenger embarking from a foreign port on a cruise ship or other vessel which is proceeding to another country.
- A crew member traveling to the U.S. as a passenger to join a ship or aircraft he or she will work on.
- A foreign citizen proceeds and immediate and continuous transit through the United States to or from the United Nations Headquarters District.
A C visa is issued for no longer than 29 days.
There are distinguished 3 types of C visas:
- C-1 is issued for persons in transit through the United States;
- C-2 is meant for United Nations transits;
- C-3 is used for Foreign Government Transit.
Purposes not permitted on a transit visa:
If you already have a valid visitor B visa, you may be able to use it to transit the United States. If you are a citizen of a participating country, you may be able to transit the U.S. on the Visa Waiver Program.
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