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C-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is a C-2 transit visa for USA?

The C-2 transit visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals traveling to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters on official work, as well U.N. officials passing through the U.S. to another foreign country, to enter into the U.S.

Note: Family members should apply for a separate C-2 visa. This enables the entire family to travel through the U.S.


What are the requirements of C-2 transit visa for USA?

To obtain C-2 visa, you are required to:

  • Engage strictly in your visit to the UN and limit your travel to the immediate vicinity of the UN Headquarters District, lying within 25-miles of Columbus Circle, New York City, New York. Any exception to this requires an appropriate visa
  • Depart from the headquarters only in connection with your departure from the U.S.
  • Limit your stay in the U.S. for a maximum period of 29 days
  • Have permission to enter the country of your destination (passport with valid visa)

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How long can I stay in the U.S. on C-2 visa?

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