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C-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is a C-1 transit visa to US?

The C-1 transit visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals to enter into the U.S. while transiting to another foreign country.


Who are eligible for C-1 visa?

Foreign nationals traveling through the U.S. to another foreign destination are eligible for C-1 visa.

Note: If you have C-1 transit visa you are required to leave the U.S. on your proposed departing flight. Your family members need to apply for a separate C-1 visa. This enables the entire family to travel through the U.S.

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What are the requirements for C-1 visa?

To obtain C-1 visa, you must:

  • Have permission to enter the country of your destination (passport with valid visa)
  • Pass in immediate and continuous transit through the U.S.
  • Possess a common carrier ticket or other evidence of transportation arrangements to your destination
  • Have adequate funds to carry out the purpose of the transit journey, and have permission to enter some country other than the U.S.
  • Have flight reservations and valid visas to a third country before applying for a transit visa
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