C-1D Visa Law and Legal Definition

The C-1D Visa is a Nonimmigrant Visa specifically issued for the use of ship or airline crew who are non U.S. passport holders or permanent residents, and allows them entry to and exit from the United States. These crew members intend to arrive in and exit from the United States with the same airline or on the same vessel. C-1D Visas can be issued for individuals or for an entire crew which may include pilots, captains, stewards, technicians, chefs and cooks, seamen, flight attendants, waiters, employees on board a ship, etc.

A C-1D Visa is also issued for individuals traveling to America as passengers to join a commercial ship or aircraft.