"C" Nonimmigrant Visas - Transit Visas
The "C" visa is intended for those individuals whose travel takes them through the U.S., without intending to actually enter the U.S.
The specific visa codes are:
- C-1 – Alien in transit directly through U.S.
- C-1D – Combined transit and crewman visa
- C-2 – Alien in transit to UN headquarters district under Section 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement
- C-3 – Foreign government officials, members of immediate family, attendants, servants, or personal employees, in transit
- C-4 – Transit without Visa
Note: The Transit without Visa program has been suspended until further notice. See the related link on this page.
D Visa - Crewman
A foreign national serving in a capacity required for normal operations and service on board a vessel or aircraft. Crewmen are admitted for twenty-nine days, with no extensions. Two categories of crewmen are defined in the INA: D1, departing from the United States with the vessel or aircraft on which he arrived or some other vessel or aircraft; and D2, departing from Guam with the vessel on which he arrived.
This section focuses on articles and reports related to C and D visa from government agencies such as the USCIS, DOS, DHS, CBP and ICE.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Suspension of Transit without Visa Program
- Department of State (DOS) - Crew List Visas, Waiver of Personal Appearance, and Facilitation of Individual C 1/D Applicaitons