Questions tagged [transit-visas]

A type of visa often required to pass through one country in a short period of time if it's necessary to get to another country. Don't forget to include your citizenship when asking!

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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit? Schengen members as of November 2017 are as follows: Austria ...
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Do I need a US visa to transit (or layover) through an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for Canada?

I'm passing through Canada, on my way to somewhere else. I'm staying only a short time. Is there a website, or some other way of find out out if I need a visa?
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia?

Indian passport holder. Do I need transit visa in Sydney?
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

(First off I do realize that someone has already asked this question but there didn't seem to be a conclusive answer.) My flight reaches Zurich on July 4th at 7:25 pm, and the Schengen visa's ...
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Saudi Arabia Transit Visa

I am travelling to Rome along with five other members (all in a family) from Bengaluru via Jeddah. My layover in Jeddah is 13.5 hours before i catch a connecting Flight to Rome. I won't be moving out ...
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Transit Visa for Thailand

Im an Indian citizen. Do I need a transit visa in Thailand while going to Angkor Wat from Kolkata (India), and can I stay in Thailand for two days on this transit visa?
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What are transit visas?

What is the purpose of a transit visa, under what circumstances is is it required, and what happens when an individual arrives at an airport without one?
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10 hour layover in Moscow Russia, do I need a transit visa?

On June 29th 2015, I will be traveling for the first time to Italy from USA. I will have a 10 hour layover in Moscow Russia. My question is, do I need a visa to visit the city?
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Can I fly via a third city on a second ticket?

I want to fly from A to B and have found a connection that is considerably cheaper (or otherwise more convenient) if I first fly from A to C and then from C to B on separate bookings (i.e. purchasing ...
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Will I be able to enjoy the 72 hours direct transit exemption in China?

As a follow up of my rather costly mistake, I'd like to ask before I make another one. Under the following conditions, will I be able to use the 72 hour visa free exemption in China as a polish ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Transit visa rules in Dubai airport [duplicate]

My uncle is traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam and then to Quito. He is citizen of Ecuador and Pakistan, currently in Pakistan. He will arrive at 5 AM in Dubai from Lahore and leave Dubai at 11:55 PM ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a Bangkok transit visa for a 10h 45m layover?

My itinerary Bengaluru(Thai Airways International) --> Bangkok --> 01h15m layover --> Bangkok(Thai Airways International) --> Taipei(Terminal 1) ^ The flight numbers being different While ...
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Malaysian transit visa for Sri Lankan

I'm a Sri Lankan passport holder. I'm planning to travel to China in January and have to transit in Malaysia. I wonder whether I can obtain a Malaysian transit visa in KLIA 2 when I'm flying back to ...
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Do I need a transit visa In Casablanca Airport?

I am travelling from Montreal (Canada) to Beirut (Lebanon) and transiting in Casablanca Airport (Morocco) for 8 hours. I currently hold a valid Canadian entry visa and study permit. My passport is ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Dubai? [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Madrid to Brisbane, but I have a 9 hours layover at Dubai Airport. I do not plan to leave the airport, and the connection is with the same airline (Emirates). I'm from El Salvador. ...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

I found lots of evidence online that Heathrow is not closed overnight and that passengers without a visa who are transiting through the airport can hang out overnight on the air side to catch their ...
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Chinese 72 hour transit visa rule: exact start time of period

I have a 75 hour trip to Beijing (PEK) coming up in October. I shall enter at PEK on a flight from London, arriving at 0930 and continue onwards by air to Hong Kong three days later at 1230, and I ...
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Do you need a visa to transit Abu Dhabi airport?

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Melbourne and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu Dhabi. Some say that as long as you are inside the airport terminal you don't require a transit visa while some say you need ...
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Canada Transit Visa - Will I need to submit my passport or does it come electronically?

My question may look similar to another question, but it still doesn't answer my query. I have submitted the application and still haven't been asked to pay a fee (When I completed the application, ...
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Visa requirements for transit through Panama

I am an Indian national with a valid visa for Costa Rica. Do I need a visa to transit through Panama?
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from New York to Delhi with a layover in Paris where I need to transfer between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Do I need to have ...
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How to get Saudi Arabian transit visa for road travel?

Is it now possible for a Kuwait resident (engineer) along with family to get a transit visa to travel by road through Saudi Arabia to Bahrain? If so, which agency helps to process the transit visa in ...
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Process and eligibility for transit visa in Dubai

I am an Indian citizen and I have a Brussels - Dubai - Mumbai flight. This is the breakup of my journey: Brussels - Layover in Bucharest - Dubai [Blue Air and flydubai] Dubai - Bombay [Emirates, 9 ...
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Do I require transit visa for Kuwait

I am travelling to USA via Kuwait and the layover is 18 hours. I am Indian citizen and have valid USA Visa B1/B2 valid for the next 10 years. Please update me I have to book a flight and need some ...
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Can I stay overnight [15-hour layover] in Haneda airport without a Japan visa?

I’m a Filipino citizen. My flight goes from Vancouver to Manila via Tokyo Haneda. I will arrive in Japan at 6pm then depart at 9am the next day. I'm not planning to go out of the airport during my ...
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Do Indians need a transit visa in Kuala Lumpur, and if yes how?

I am an Indian travelling from Cochin to Beijing via Kuala Lumpur, using Air Asia. My flight has a layover in Kuala Lumpur of about 10 hours. While booking, it was mentioned that I will need a transit ...
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Dublin Transit visa for Sri Lankan citizens

My partner is a Sri Lankan national with a Sri Lankan passport and we will be returning to Sri Lanka from the UK on December 30 via Dublin and Abu Dhabi. He has a full 5 year multiple entry visa for ...
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Do I need UK transit visa when I travel from Ireland [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen currently living in Ireland with Irish residence Stamp 1. I am planning to travel to Dubai from Ireland through the UK (Heathrow airport) with connecting flights. Do I need ...
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Visa for transit in Seoul

I have a question about the visa needed to transit in Korea. I'm an Indonesian passport holder and am traveling to the US. On the way back I have a transit of 24 hours at Incheon. If I want to go out ...
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I'm from Guatemala, do I need a transit visa if my flight has two stops in China?

I'm from Guatemala and planning to go to Jakarta and most of the flights go through China. I've read about the 24 hour Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program available for most countries. Does this apply ...
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What visa is needed to step out of Heathrow for B1/B2 US visa holder?

My relative is planning to visit US from Bombay to Atlanta via Heathrow (London). He holds Indian passport with B1/B2 visitor visa. On return trip to India, there is layover of 11 hours. Question ...
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Do I need Korea Visa when transit at Incheon Airport, as an Indonesian citizen?

I'm travelling from London (UK) to Jakarta and using 2 different airlines (2 separate tickets - non connecting flight), from London to Incheon using Asiana (1 ticket), and from Incheon to Jakarta ...
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Was refused flight registration as a US resident/non-US citizen [duplicate]

I was flying from Kiev through Munich and Frankfurt to US. In Kiev I was refused a registration for the flight by airport official due an absence of Schengen visa. I had also just a carry on language, ...
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Can I enter Mexico with a United States C-1 visa without transiting through the US? [duplicate]

I really need help as I recently faced a dilemma related to Mexican visa. I am a Uzbekistan passport holder and, in the near future, I'm going to visit Mexico for tourism. Am I allowed to enter ...
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Transit visa requirements at Narita Airport

I am an Indian citizen and currently staying in United States on J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. I will be traveling from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to New Delhi (India) on 19th July. I have a layover of 22 ...
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When taking a multi-segment flight, is it guaranteed that you would get all boarding passes at the first airport?

I have a flight with three segments, the first is from Bangkok to Cochin (India) with Thai AirAsia, the second from Cochin to Doha with Qatar Airways and the third from Doha to Frankfurt also with ...
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What visa do I need to apply for going to Russia?

I am an Indian citizen. My final destination is Venice (Italy) through Moscow (48 hour layover) from the same airport. Travel blogs says that I don't need transit visa if I am not crossing the ...
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Can you transit through the Schengen Area without a visa when traveling on separate tickets?

I am planning to travel from US to Albania, and when I search on flight ticket websites such that US as origin and Tirana (TIA) as destination, then it costs me $1050 cheapest. However, it costs me $...
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Do I need a transit visa for India if I need to re-check my luggage?

I hold an Afghanistan Passport and I am travelling from Kabul to the USA with two different airlines. I have a connection in Delhi of less than 24 hours and I won't exit the airport, but I need to ...
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Transit without visa at Heathrow experience with Indian passport?

Hello everyone this is my first question ever here. I apologize in advance if i have neglected any guideline or policy while asking my question here. So my question is about transit visa at Heathrow ...
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can my transit visa take me through munich and frankfurt?

I am going to Nigeria from Mexico but i do have an airport transit visa but i have to stop first in Munich then take a connecting flight to frankfurt before going to Nigeria,would that be possible?
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Can a Kazakh national transit in Dubai without a visa?

I am a Kazakh passport holder. I'm travelling from Delhi via SpiceJet to Dubai, landing at Terminal 1 in the early morning. On the same day in the late evening I have a flight to Astana via flydubai ...
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Chinese Passport Holder Transit in South Korea

A Chinese passport holder with a US visa has a flight scheduled from Beijing to Los Angeles in mid-November. This person wants to go to South Korea for a 3 day conference; the conference is one week ...
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Is transit visa required in Kuwait?

My wife will be travelling back to the Philippines on a connecting flight from here in Jeddah, KSA to Manila, Philippines, through Kuwait for 4 hours. She doesn't need to go out of the airport. ...
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Do Indian citizens need transit visa for Thailand if going through DMK?

I am traveling from Chennai to Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, and from there to Mandalay, Myanmar. In Bangkok, the layover time is 8 hours. Do I require transit visa?
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Do I need a transit visa in Dubai International Airport (different terminals)?

I'm an Indian passport holder. I have a booking from Bahrain to Dubai (return ticket) and a Dubai to India (return ticket). So I have to two different flights (Emirates & Spicejet). Do I need a ...
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Is transit visa needed for travel from India to Toronto via London and Dublin?

I am Indian passport holder and travelling from India to Toronto via London and Dublin. I have 2 stop flight from India with 2hours layover in London and then flight to Dublin with 3 hours layover and ...