Schengen Visas

Airport Transit Visa

Necessary Documents:

  • Signed and filled in Form (in case of minors or incapacitated the form should be signed by their legal tutor);
  • Reservation of inbound and outbound flight;  
  • One passport photograph;
  • Visa for the final destiny (if visa is required);
  • Authentic travel document valid for more than 3 months beyond the foreseen exit date - photocopy of the passport and previous visas;
  • Proof of legal presence in case of being from a country other than the one where the visa is being solicited;
  • Travel authorization for minors or court decision (when applicable).
  • One passport photograph;
  • Visa for the final destiny (if visa is required);

In order to be allowed to make an airport transit in a Schengen area country, citizens of the following countries need a visa: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.

Other nationalities may also need an airport transit visa, according to different Member States requirements (check here).

There are, however, some exemptions from this type of visa requirement:

  • Holders of a valid uniform visa, national long-stay visa or residence permit issued by a Member State;
  • Third-country nationals holding valid residence permits issued by Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the United States of America guaranteeing the holder's unconditional readmission (the applicant shall consult the consular post in order to confirm which residence permits apply for each of these countries);
  • Third-country nationals holding a valid visa for a Member State or for a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area of 2 May 1992, Canada, Japan or the United States of America, or when they return from those countries after having used the visa;
  • Family members of citizens of the Union as referred to in Article 1(2)(a) of the Visa Code;
  • Holders of diplomatic passports;
  • Flight crew members who are nationals of a contracting Party to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.

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