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Transit Visa - Do I need One?

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by akalya, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. akalya

    akalya Junior IL'ite

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    I have an approval notice for H1B visa. I am going to India next month to get my visa stamped. I am flying through Germany - connecting at Frankfurt airport.

    Do I need a transit Visa? Had anyone gone through this before?
     
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  2. ankita_chitnis

    ankita_chitnis Bronze IL'ite

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    Yes. You need a transit visa even if you stay in Frankfurt airport only for a few hours. The Germany embassy website says that transit visa requirements cannot be waived, if you just have an approval notice. You don't need a transit visa if you have a stamped H1B visa status or a Green Card.

    For obtaining a Tranist Visa to Germany, try the information here.
     
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    varshini New IL'ite

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    Here are some useful links if you are transiting through UK or France.

    If you transit through the UK, see details here
    If you transit through France, see details here
     
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    Myself and my husband are flying through KLM for the same visa stamping purpose. Can anyone post a link to the Dutch embassy where we can read about transit visa requirements?
     
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    Try this link for Transit visa requirements if you are travelling through to the Netherlands.
     
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    Shamala New IL'ite

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    Yes you need one.

    Recently my friends travelled through Germany and they had to get one. Infact, even if you have a green card, you need one.
     
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    Ami Silver IL'ite

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    Transit visa for Green Card holder flying by BA

    Hi friends,

    Would like to know whether going to India thro British airways need a transit visa being a Green Card holder? If the people are visitors, do they need transit visa ? Is there any official site info., for the same.

    There are two contradictory opinions people r conveying, so am confused totally. Checked in BA site and could not find any proper info.,

    Quick reply would be appreciated.

    Rgds.
     
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    skrules1 New IL'ite

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    Transit Visa is NOT REQUIRED if:
    after a legal stay in the USA (this includes holders of valid approval notices), Canada or Switzerland- return to the country whose citizenship they hold do not need an airport transit visa.

    This message is from the German Consulate website:
    German Missions in the United States - Transit Visa Country List
     

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