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C-3 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


Can my dependents work on C-3 transit visa?

No, your dependents may not work on C-3 transit visa and neither can they change the status of their visa.


Can my dependents study on C-3 visa?

No, your dependents may not study while on C-3 visa and neither can they change the status of their visa.

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What is the processing time for C-3 visa?

The C-3 visa is generally issued immediately after checking your credentials. However, due to the heavy, constant demand for visas, a minimum of five working days is normally required for the issuance of a crew-list visa.


How do I apply for C-3 visa?

To apply for C-3 visa, you should submit a filled in USCIS Form DS-156 along with:

  • A passport valid for travel to the U.S and with a validity date of at least six months beyond your intended period of stay
  • Two photographs

Note: The consular officer may require additional documents to verify the purpose for obtaining the visa such as the position on which you are traveling, the purpose of visit and so on

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