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D-2 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is a D2 visa?

The D-2 crewmen visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals to enter into the U.S. and serve aboard a fishing vessel with a homeport or base of operation in the U.S. and is only available if the fishing vessel is temporarily visiting Guam.


How do I qualify for D2 visa?

To qualify for D2 visa, you should:

  • Serve in good faith in any capacity on board a fishing vessel that is required for normal fishing operation and service
  • Intend to land temporarily and solely pursue your calling as a crewman and depart from the U.S. with the fishing vessel on which you arrived

Note: All the crew members such as captains, stewards, seamen, or employees on board a ship whose services are required for normal operation or to crew members traveling to the U.S., as passengers to join a fishing vessel are eligible.

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What are the limitations of D-2 visa?

  • Be involved only in fishing, and the ship's homeport must be in the U.S.
  • Land in and depart from the same port as part of your crew duties

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

You may stay in the U.S. for a period of six months on D-2 visa. The D-2 visa is issued only for a single admission to the U.S.

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