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C-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can I apply for extension of stay on C2 visa?

No, you may not extend your stay on C2 visa. If you want to extend your stay you should apply for appropriate B-1 or B-2 visa, or can travel on Visa Waiver Program.

Note: If you seek layover privileges for purposes other than for transit through the U.S. (for example, to visit friends or engage in sightseeing), you will have to qualify for the type of visa required for that purpose.


Can I apply for change of status on C-2 visa?

No, you may not change your status while on C-2 visa.


Are there any travel restrictions on C-2 visa?

If you leave the U.S. and want to re-enter the U.S., you have to reapply for C-2 transit visa. You cannot apply for a change of status.

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Can I study or work on C-2 visa?

No, you may not study or work on C-2 visa.


Can I bring my dependents on C-2 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-2 visa?

No, your dependents may not work on C-2 visa and neither can they change their status.

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