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I have a flight from Istanbul (Turkey) to Saint Petersburg in Russia. I have two nationalities

I booked my ticket on my Syrian passport because I entered Turkey with it, and I will carry my Russian passport with me to enter Russia.

My flight is from Istanbul to Stockholm then after 3 hours I will change the plan to heading to Saint Petersburg.

Shall I need a transit visa for three hours in Stockholm?

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According to Timatic, you don't need a transit visa because you transit to another country:

Visa required, except for holders of a valid "D" visa issued by another Schengen Member State For details, click here . TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets transiting

For details, click here on the same calendar day *Note: TWOV is not possible when arriving from a non-Schengen Member State AND departing to a Schengen Member State For details, click here

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do you have a link for that quote? –  Mark Mayo Aug 22 '13 at 14:29
Unfortunately, it's not possible to post a link to this page. You need to go to a website that provides Timatic information (see travel.stackexchange.com/questions/1703/…) and fill out a form. –  R-traveler Aug 22 '13 at 15:33
Is there no other information in Timatic? That seems incorrect as nationals from some countries do require visas, even for transit. –  Relaxed Nov 13 '13 at 10:17

The earlier answer seems correct in your case but some people do require visas to transit in the Schengen area. However, neither Syria nor Russia are on this list so you should be fine using either passports, as long as you remain in the international transit area. See the official EU website for an overview (I couldn't find official information specifically for Arlanda but I assume it has an international area, asking the airline might be a good idea in any case).

The handling personnel or the police might want to see your Russian passport to ensure you do have the right to go there.

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