Do I need a US transit visa traveling from Mexico to jamaica?
I am a Mexican citizen planning a vacation to Jamaica in July. My flight stops in Miami for some hours, so I was wondering if I will need a transit visa. If so, how long is the process to get one. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!
The United States have abolished the transit without visa facility after 9/11. All passenger who need a visa to visit the United States also need one to transit via a U.S. Airport. SInce Mexicans are subject to the visa requirement you will need to apply for a C-1 transit visa prior to travel. Visa application fee US$140. You will need to provide the same documentation as for a B-2 tourist visa and must be able to show strong economic and/or social ties to Mexico. The waiting time for a visa interview depends on your state of residence and ranges from 1 day in Merida or Nogales to 21 days in Guadalajara. The processing time (without additional administrative processing) ranges from 1 day in Mexico City, Merida, or Monterrey to 10 days in Nogales. If you want to apply for the U.S. Transit visa do it early in advance. The visa, if issued, will be valid for 24 months.
You should think about taking a flight by Copa Airlines via Panama City; it does not require a transit visa.
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