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Transit Visa

A Transit Schengen Visa is a permit for persons who only need to enter the Schengen territory in order to change their means of transport. There are two types of Transit Schengen Visas: Airport Transit Schengen Visa Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers

What is an Airport Transit Schengen Visa?

An Airport Transit Schengen Visa is a permit designated for travelers that have to change flights at a Schengen airport. It enables them to stop and wait in the international transit area of a Schengen airport for their flight to their destination country.

However, this visa does not permit its holder to leave the international transit area of an airport, even if the traveler has to wait overnight.

Please note that if you need to transit through more than one airport within the Schengen Area, then you are no longer eligible for an Airport Transit Visa. You should instead apply for a regular Schengen Visa (C Type).

This happens because flights between two or more Schengen countries are considered to be “domestic” flights, even if they are undertaken for transit purposes.

You will also have to apply for a regular Schengen Visa (C Type), in case you need to leave the airport in order to take your flight in another airport within the same country.