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My Mother would like to visit me in Istanbul, her flight is Miami-Frankfurt-Istanbul. Due to her Colombian nationality, does she requires a transit visa?

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How long will the layover be? –  Relaxed Jul 8 at 15:49

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Colombian nationals do not need a visa to transit at a Schengen airport, including Frankfurt, provided they don't need to leave the international arrival lounge. See Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area?

There are also plans to allow Colombian nationals to enter the Schengen area without visa but I am not entirely sure of the current status of all this. The relevant legal text has been amended but the EU also needs to conclude a visa waiver agreement with Colombia (a whole process in itself) and the official website still lists Colombia as a country whose citizens need a visa.

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The German embassy in Bogota states in their information material that the visa exemption for Colombian citizens most likely wont be in effect until next year (2015). –  Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Jul 8 at 23:30

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