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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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 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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Applied for a C1 visa but got a B1/B2 visa

I applied for a USA C1 transit visa. My visa was approved, and when I received my passport, I saw that the visa class is B1/B2. Did I get a regular visit visa or am I missing something?
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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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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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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

I was going to Dubai, with a transit in Istanbul. I was to land in Atatürk International Airport and, on the same day, fly from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Both flights were on Turkish Airlines. When I ...
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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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Do I need two transit visas for round-trip travel through the US?

I am flying from Canada to Costa Rica, but connecting in Houston. I am an Indian citizen so I will need to get a transit visa to be allowed into the US. Do I need to apply for two such transit visas ...
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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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Transit visa not required at amsterdam

I had two tickets one from Mumbai to Amsterdam via Istanbul on Turkish airlines and Amsterdam to Quito on KLM airlines. Turkish airlines ground staff cleared me at Mumbai after verification of all ...
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Can I get a Saudi Arabian transit visa if driving from UAE to Jordan by car?

Is it possible to get Saudi Arabia transit visa in Dubai for overland crossing to Jordan? I plan to travel Africa by 4WD. The idea is to visit Iran first, take a ferry from Bandar Abbas to Emirates ...
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Can I safely wait in the transit area of a destination airport for my visa to be approved?

If I've got a flight booked to a country that requires an e-visa for entry (say Brazil, for example), and my visa hasn't been processed yet, but will most likely be processed within 24 hours of my ...
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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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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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Canadian Transit Visa - Passport Delivery Fee

I applied for a Canadian transit visa, and I received a message from them requesting me to send them my passport within the next 30 days. I am an Indian citizen, and I live in America. The documents ...
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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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Does a New Zealander need a transit visa if in Australia for over 8 hours transit on the return trip back to NZ?

I am a New Zealander traveling from NZ to Canada with a transit in Australia for 4 hours. I figure that will be ok. However on my return trip back to New Zealand I will have a transit in Australia for ...
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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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Does a Nepali need a transit visa for a technical stop in Hong Kong?

I have a Nepali passport and am traveling SFO-SIN (from San Francisco to Singapore). I see on the ticket it says 1 HR stop in Hong Kong. When I called my travel agency they said it's for a technical ...
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Irish Visa or UK Visa or both?

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for a wedding and then want to travel to Ireland to visit. I read up on BIVS and it looks like if I have a UK visa, I can travel to Ireland for a short stay. ...
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Do I need a visa to transit between German cities when I have a U.S. visa?

I'm travelling from New York to Mumbai via Germany. My itinerary goes New York-Frankfurt-Munich-Mumbai. Now multiple related posts on this site say that since I am making a domestic flight (Frankfurt ...
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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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Visa to Belarus when traveling Belarus-Russia-Belarus

I'm planning to fly from Europe to Minsk on 29 September, fly out from Minsk to St Petersburg on 1 October and go back from St Petersburg to Europe on 9 October with a layover (2 hours) in Minsk. As ...
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Leaving the Singapore airport during airline transit without using Singapore tours

I am an Indian national traveling from the USA to India. I have a long layover in Singapore (12 + hours from 7 PM to 7 AM next morning). I have a US visa and a passport so I can avail the Singapore ...
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Is it possible to change airports when using China's on-arrival transit visa scheme?

We are from Germany and we are going to Japan next year for holidays. We are also planning to enter China because we are entitled to stay with a transit visa for 144 hours. We will be entering ...
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Dual citizenship A-B (non US), Passport expiring

I apologize for the seemingly contrived question, but this is actually my current situation, or rather, my mother's, and I am at a loss on what exactly she should do. She is a Citizen of Venezuela ...
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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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Can I transit in Lisbon on my way to Oslo as a holder of an official Pakistani passport?

I am a Pakistani doctor, having worked with the United Nations in Africa for a year. I have an official (service) passport issued by the government of Pakistan. I intend to visit Norway for about 8 ...
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India - Munich - Brussels - Freetown and back, is Schengen Visa Type A enough?

I have plans to go to Sierra Leone from India and I am an Indian citizen. I have got Schengen Visa Type A with Multiple Entry. On Google it says that I cannot leave international transit area. Will ...
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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

My sister-in-law (Nicaraguan Citizen) is currently studying abroad in Taiwan. She has a 3 month vacation coming up this June - Sept. and my husband and I are trying to find a way for her to spend some ...
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Procedure to take layover in Italy, as non-EU citizen with US visa?

I hold a US Business visa (Indian citizen). I am travelling to the US from India and taking a layover in Italy for two days. So my travel plan is as follows: New Delhi to Rome Will stay in Rome for ...
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Do I need a Belarus transit visa traveling by train to Moscow from France?

I am traveling by train from Nice, France to Moscow, which goes through Belarus but I am not disembarking anywhere along the route. I have a Russian visa. Do I need a transit visa for Belarus?
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Transit visa via Muscat Oman airport and Yemen border go and back?

We are a family of 5 people traveling from Canada to Yemen via Muscat Oman airport, we have 4 people with a Canadian passport and our mother has a Yemeni passport and Canadian permanent residence. ...
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Is a transit visa required at Narita, Japan if you're on a multi city itinerary?

I'm an Indian passport holder, long term resident of Singapore and a long term American visa holder. I've always been traveling to the states from Singapore via Narita, Tokyo. However, my most recent ...
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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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Travelling to Portugal from South Africa via Angola

My parents are traveling to Portugal via Angola in August. My dad has Portuguese passport and my mom has South African passport - is a visa needed for Angola?
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Can anything be done when denied boarding due to missing but not required visa?

Can we get compensation because of denied boarding? Ethiopia Airlines denied boarding to passengers with Yemen passports and immigration visas for the USA. They booked two tickets to travel on two ...
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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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Does Belo Horizonte airport have an international transit area?

I'm considering an international connecting flight via Belo Horizonte airport. Does transiting at this airport require a visa? Is there in international transit area? What does the international ...
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Do I need a transit visa? (Schengen)

I am an Algerian national and I have been granted a Norway Schengen entry visa (single entry) valid for one month only because I will be getting a student residence permit once I'm in Norway. The ...
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Missed flight but no visa to get a hotel [closed]

Let's say I am flying from country A to country C via country B. What happens if, due to airline error, I am delayed in country A and miss my connection to country C and the next flight is the next ...
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Do I need transit visa for Dublin?

I have a flight from BOM-MUC-DUB-YYZ. In DUB, the flight will land at terminal 1. Will not be changing terminals because connecting flight is from same terminal. Can you please tell whether I need ...
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Does a New Zealander need a transit visa for Australia?

I'm a New Zealander who is flying from India to Auckland with a change over in Australia. Do I need a visa?
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Do I need a Transit visa at Dublin Airport if my transit is through the same terminal of the airport?

I hold a Canadian visa on an Indian passport. From India I will be arriving at Dublin on Ethiopian Airlines and after a 3 hrs 40 mins layover will catch WestJet Airlines to Canada from the same ...
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What legal action can I take to get my refund related with wrong information about transit visa? [duplicate]

Two week's back I was travelling back from India to USA,my flight was via Rome and Paris, so as par rule I was required a transit visa. And I did apply for the transit visa in Kolkata's Italian ...
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What is the purpose of UK airside transit visas?

RwandAir launched a flight yesterday from Kigali (Rwanda's capital) via Brussels to London Gatwick and then nonstop back to Kigali, all on the same aircraft. The intent behind the intermediate stop in ...
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Canadian/Iranian Citizen Transiting USA aiport

Do I need a visa or a visa waiver ? I am transiting through USA to visit Mexico. If I have a Canadian passport, but I'm also a dual citizen of Iran, do I need a visa just for the transit ? Also, I am ...
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How do UK airports prevent people without UK visas from boarding domestic flights?

The UK, like the US, doesn't do exit border checks at Airports, meaning domestic and international flights leave from the same gates. For this reason, the US does not have airside Transit; however ...
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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 ...