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I am an Indian citizen planning to go to India via London or Frankfurt. I won't go outside of airport. I heard rumor that you need a transit visa due to changes in European policies. Is this true ? Does it make sense at all

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Yes, Indian citizens usually need a transit visa even if you are going to stay airside, but if you have a valid US visa, you will not need a transit visa in most cases. It shouldn't be too hard to obtain, so don't despair.

There are some more exceptions for this rule which you may qualify for:

For London For Frankfurt

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Thank you. This was really helpful. – lostpacket Feb 11 '13 at 17:50
Wow this is new! The last I traveled in 2012, only france needed a transit visa for Indians! – drN Mar 18 '14 at 13:41

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