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Transit Schengen Visa

 

Travellers holding a Schengen Visa normally don’t have to apply for a transit visa.

But there are exceptions:

- Category A: Airport Transit Visa - for travellers who have to stay at the airport for a longer period of time.

- Category B: Transit Visa - for travellers who change in a Schengen area airport to a flight to a non-Schengen country; or by car

 

Who needs a Transit Visa?

For several countries Transit Visas are required:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Congo (Dem. Rep. - Kingshasa)
  4. Eritrea
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Ghana
  7. Iran
  8. Iraq
  9. Jordan
  10. Lebanon
  11. Nigeria
  12. Myanmar
  13. Pakistan
  14. Somalia
  15. Sudan
  16. Sri Lanka
  17. Turkey

 

There are exceptions in the following cases:

- Residence permit in a Schengen state
- Residence permit of Canada, USA, San Marino, Andorra, Japan
- Close family in the EU
- Diplomatic passport

 

 

 

More information:

 

- Schengen Visa Application - Overview

- Schengen States

- Schengen States - EFTA and others

- Who needs a Schengen Visa?

- Types of Schengen Visas

- Schengen Visa - Application Guidelines

- List of Countries whose citizens need a visa to enter the Schengen Area

- List of Countries whose citizens don't need a visa to enter the Schengen Area

- List of Countries whose citizens need an Airport Transit Visa

- Schengen Visa Travel Insurance

- Schengen Business Visa

- Schengen Employment Visa

- Schengen Student Visa

- Schengen Transit Visa

- Schengen Tourist Visa

- Schengen Working Visa

 

 

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