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Transit Visa (C-1)

Transit Visa (C-1)

In general, travelers in transit through the United States require valid C-1 visas, unless they are eligible to transit the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program, or they are a national of a country which has an agreement with the United States allowing their citizens to travel to the United States without a visa.

If you are not eligible to transit the United States under the VWP, or are not a national of a country where visa requirements are waived, you will be required to apply for a transit (C-1) visa before traveling.

For complete information please visit the Transit Visa section of the Travel.State.gov website.

Applying for the Visa

Please review the following FOUR STEPS below before beginning your visa application.

Step 1: Follow this link to find out How to Apply

Step 2: Complete the online DS-160 (72 hours before the appointment)

Step 3: Gather additional required documents

Step 4: If you have ever been arrested and/or have a criminal conviction, have a medical ineligibility, or have been denied entry into or deported from the United States, you will be required to furnish documents relating to your situation in support of your application.

We always recommend that individuals apply for visas well in advance of their proposed date of travel.  No assurances regarding the issuance of visas can be given in advance.  Therefore, final travel plans or the purchase of non-refundable tickets should not be made until a visa has been issued and you have received your passport via DHL.