We are traveling to Brazil from London via the US. When we booked we had no idea how complicated the US immigration system is for some nationalities and as a result, we've a few questions... but first here is our brief story:
- We live and work in London and are taking a 21 day holiday to visit family.
- I am a British citizen, my husband is Brazilian citizen.
- On the way to Brazil we will change flights at Washington Dulles International (in the airport for only 2.5 hours).
- On the way back from Brazil we will change flights at Newark (in the airport for 3 hours).
Here are my questions:
We understand that my husband needs a C1-transit visa for transiting in the US. Is this right even though we're only on US soil for 3 hours each time?
I've been told that we need one C1-transit visa that will cover both entries and exits (Washington on the way, Newark on the way back). Is this true?
If we do just make 1 visa application to cover both trips, how do we show in the application form that we will have two very short visits (2-3 hour layover)? EG, There is only 1 place to enter an entry date and only one place to enter an exit date. How do we show that we are entering and leaving twice?