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Can someone with a CD-1 visa stay in the US for unpaid training?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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What do you mean b "stay in the US"? Are you asking if they come with a C1/D visa, they can just overstay their time in the US to train?

What are they trying to do, specifically?
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We hire international employees with C1-D visas to work on cruise ships. As I understand it, this means they can only "pass-thru" to board the ship. However, we have a training program which takes two days and is non-paid that they must take before they board the ship. My question is, is this two-day training legal?
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