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C-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


How long can I stay in the U.S. on C-3 visa?

The maximum length of stay permitted on C-3 visa is 29 days. You are required to leave the U.S. on your proposed flight or ship of departure or by 29 days, whichever is earlier.


Can I apply for extension of stay on C-3 visa?

No, you may not extend your stay on C-3 visa.


Can I apply for change of status on C-3 visa?

No, you may not change your status while on C-3 visa.

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What are the travel restrictions on C-3 visa?

If you leave the U.S. and wish to reenter the U.S. while on C-3 visa, you have to reapply for the C-3 transit visa.


Can I study or work on C-3 visa?

No, you may not study or work on C-3 visa. However, you are authorized to engage in employment in the U.S. only for the official duties for the foreign government.


Can I bring my dependents on C-3 visa?

Yes, you may bring you dependents on C-3 visa. However, your dependents will be issued principal C visa, as there is no dependent C visa.

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