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C-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I apply for change of status on C1 transit visa?

No, you may not change your status while on C1 transit visa.

  • Travel in and out of the U.S. when your final destination is another country
  • Instead of getting trapped in the port, use the time for waiting for your plane or ship to visit your family or friends or use it for touring the place or shopping

Are there any travel restrictions on C-1 visa?

If you leave the U.S. and want to reenter the U.S., you have to reapply for C-1 visa. You cannot change your visa status.

  • Engage strictly in visiting, touring or shopping activities. Any exception to this requires an appropriate visa
  • Apply for separate C-1 visa for each family member. There is nothing like dependent C-1 visa

Can I study or work on C-1 visa?

No, you may not study or work while on C-1 visa.

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Can I bring my dependents on C-1 visa?

Yes, you may bring your dependents, however, they are issued principal C visa as there is no dependent C visa.


Can my dependents work on C-1 visa?

No, your dependents may not work on C-1 visa and they may not change their status also.


Can my dependents study on C-1 visa?

No, your dependents may not study on C-1 visa and they may not change the status of their visa also.

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