My daughter is a Permanent Resident of Canada. She is travelling from Moscow to Toronto, and with a return journey from Toronto to Moscow via Amsterdam (KLM flight) and will have a 6 hours layover at Amsterdam on the return journey, and on-board time 1:30hrs time to board for the Toronto flight.

Will she require a transit visa in Amsterdam?

  • Welcome to Travel Stack Exchange. When you write "Toranto", do you perhaps mean "Toronto"? – S.L. Barth - Reinstate Monica Dec 2 '15 at 16:45
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    What is your daughter's citizenship? – CMaster Dec 2 '15 at 16:47
  • What's a PR? I expect Permanent Resident? or is it for Public Relations of the Government of Canada? – Vince Dec 2 '15 at 17:08

No, she won't need a transit visa. According to the Dutch embassy in Moscow (emphasis mine):

Airport transit visa

Whether you need a Schengen airport transit visa depends on your nationality.

You do not need Schengen airport transit visa if you:

Hold a valid visa or a valid residence permit issued by a Schengen country.
Hold a valid visa for a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area, Canada, Japan or the United States.
Have a valid residence permit issued by a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
Have a residence permit issued by the Principality of Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the United States guaranteeing an unlimited right of return.

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  • You're using French rules for an Amsterdam layover. EU rules are indeed similar, but there are some differences country by country. I wouldn't trust the French rules and would look at Dutch ones instead. – Eugene O Dec 2 '15 at 17:22
  • @EugeneO updated – blackbird Dec 2 '15 at 17:41
  • I would caution against this; as there is no such exception mentioned at the official website of the Netherlands government. – Burhan Khalid Dec 3 '15 at 4:38

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