18hr halt time at Frankfurt.


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I am having student visa for USA and travelling in Aug. My travel is as


Delhi -> Frankfurt -> Washington DC -> Rochester


My halt time at Frankfurt is 18hrs and 4 hrs at Washington DC. Will i need a transit visa for the halt? if yes, how to get it. 

If no, any other document needed at Frankfurt other than I am carrying for my travel to US.





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You dont need a Transit Visa if you have a Valid Unexpired Stamped Visa on your Passport...assuming you are not travelling out of the Airport.


18 hrs?? isnt that too much?


I think you may have just answered without checking. Look at the gemany dot info website link - "http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/05__Legal/02__Directory__Services/01__Visa/__Transit__Visa.html". It clearly says that stay at the airport for more than 12 hours will need a visitor visa (Even a valid transit visa won't suffice).


Airport transit privilege does not apply and you will need a visitor visa:

1. if you have to pick up your baggage and/or have to check-in again (please verify with your airline).

2. if you are transiting through two or more airports in the Schengen Countries (for example: Miami-Frankfurt-Paris-India)

3. if you hold an open ticket

4. if your stay in the international transit area exceeds 12 hours

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