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Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?

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According to the German consular website, there is an exception to the transit visa requirement for those who "hold a used valid or expired visa issued by the USA and return from the USA and travel to a non-Schengen Member State."

The full list of exceptions is:

Nationals of the above named countries Do NOT require an airport transit visa if

  1. they hold a valid visa for the United States of America, or
  2. they hold a used valid or expired visa issued by the USA and return from the USA and travel to a non-Schengen Member State, or
  3. they hold one of the following residence permits:
    • Form I-551 permanent resident card (valid for 2 to 10 years),
    • Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (valid for 2 to 10 years),
    • Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (no expiry date),
    • Form I-327 Re-entry document (valid for two years — issued to holders of a I551),
    • Resident alien card (valid for 2 or 10 years or no expiry date. This document guarantees the holder’s return only if his stay outside the USA has not exceeded one year),
    • Permit to re-enter (valid for two years. This document guarantees the holder’s return only if his stay outside the USA has not exceeded two years), Stand: April 2017
    • Valid temporary residence stamp in a valid passport (valid for one year from the date of issue).
    • Please note that the advance parole (I-512) and the approval notice (I-797) are not valid documents for visa free airport transit on your way back to the United States of America.
  4. they hold a valid visa for a Schengen Member State, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Romania or UK, or
  5. they hold a used valid or expired visa issued by Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Romania or UK and return from the country of visa issuance and travel to a non-Schengen Member State.

The document from which the above list is taken is available from a PDF file linked on the aforementioned consular website. The direct link is https://www.germany.info/blob/917514/80e28ec8a47bb057c06ca4023b155842/airport-transit-country-list-data.pdf.

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