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Old 05-12-2009, 01:51 PM
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Default Transit visa at frankfurt

Does frankfurt require transit visa if some one is traveling to India if:

A) While going to india and have H1/H4 valid until 2011, but stamping expired.

B) while coming back to USA if I am planning on coming on Advance Parole ?

How long does the airport visa take ? I traveled through FF in 2005, but I had valid H1 stamp. It is expired since and perhaps wont get stamped before coming back, but use AP.

<edit> This is what I found on the germany.info site

"Indian, Turkish, Nigerian and Ghanaian airport transit travelers who

- are holding a valid visa or other residence permit for the USA (this includes advance paroles, but not approval notices), Canada or Switzerland and travel to the country which issued that visa or residence permit

or- 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"

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:10 PM
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I have travelled via Frankfurt recently and you don't need a transit visa if

while going from USA to India

1. if your final destination is India and you hold Indian Passport

while coming from India to USA

2. AP is just fine.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:58 PM
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Does frankfurt require transit visa if some one is traveling to India if:

A) While going to india and have H1/H4 valid until 2011, but stamping expired.

B) while coming back to USA if I am planning on coming on Advance Parole ?

How long does the airport visa take ? I traveled through FF in 2005, but I had valid H1 stamp. It is expired since and perhaps wont get stamped before coming back, but use AP.

<edit> This is what I found on the germany.info site

"Indian, Turkish, Nigerian and Ghanaian airport transit travelers who

- are holding a valid visa or other residence permit for the USA (this includes advance paroles, but not approval notices), Canada or Switzerland and travel to the country which issued that visa or residence permit

or- 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"

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DontCare, why do u care, Mate? LOL.
Jokes apart.
You should be ok with the visa (no stamping). I had 2 friends travelling via FF with 797 notices ,got stamping in India and came back via frankfurt.
So i guess AP should also be okay.

hope this helps.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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I travelled through FRA last year to be precise. Never had a H1-B1 stamping on my passport. Used my AP. Sent email to german consulate prior to travel to check for transit visa. They responded that there is no need to have transit visa unless you are going out of the airport to visit(Schengen visa). So you should be good to go on AP.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:13 PM
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We went to India last year. No issues. No need of transit visa. The German consulate letter says the same.
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Though a little off-topic, this is an interesting read

http://www.telegraphindia.com/109051...y_10956610.jsp
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:08 PM
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Interesting. That's why I always fly the US - India non-stop by Delta or Continental nowadays. No more dealing with nonsense from 3rd countries in Europe and their rude immigration officers.
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Originally Posted by dontcareanymore View Post
Does frankfurt require transit visa if some one is traveling to India if:

A) While going to india and have H1/H4 valid until 2011, but stamping expired.

B) while coming back to USA if I am planning on coming on Advance Parole ?

How long does the airport visa take ? I traveled through FF in 2005, but I had valid H1 stamp. It is expired since and perhaps wont get stamped before coming back, but use AP.

<edit> This is what I found on the germany.info site

"Indian, Turkish, Nigerian and Ghanaian airport transit travelers who

- are holding a valid visa or other residence permit for the USA (this includes advance paroles, but not approval notices), Canada or Switzerland and travel to the country which issued that visa or residence permit

or- 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"

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I travelled through FrankFurt to India( enroute to India, I did not have valid visa on my passport) and back with stamped Visa. I had AP but did not use it.

My advice to you, don't worry about it. You do not need transit visa.

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I wonder what is the need of such crap from these airlines? Why not fly directly when service is available. Racism in Europe is a known fact and is evident everywhere. Best is to boycott their service and they will realize the result. Until people start doing it on massive scale they will not provide proper service.

My advice screw Europe, fly direct. This will help US economy and help create jobs here and can indirectly help us here.
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