Transit Visa Regulation for Indian Residents


In order to ensure a smooth and hassle free tansit through two Schengen States or when booking a Journey from India to USA via Canada, please pay attention to the transit visa regulations.

1. Indian passport holders in possession of a valid visa to USA and traveling to USA via Canada require a Canadian Transit Visa.
Routing Example : Bengaluru - Frankfurt -Toronto- Newark - Frankfurt - Bengaluru

In the above routing, the indian resident would require a Candian Transit Visa even if there is no stopover in Toronto.

2. Indian passport holders in possession of a valid visa to their final destination, but transiting via two Schengen States, require a valid Schengen Visa.

Routing Example : Chennai- Frankfurt- Paris -Chicago- Frankfurt- Chennai or Chennai- Frankfurt- Munich -Chicago- Frankfurt- Chennai

Transit Visa requirements also applies if one of the transiting airports is Vienna or Zurich. e.g. New Delhi - Vienna - Frankfurt/Munich/Dusseldorf - USA/Canada

In the above routing, the Indian resident would require a Schengen Visa even if there no stopover in Frankfurt or Paris or Munich.

3. Indian nationals can Transit without Visa via FRA or MUC if holding a valid visa for the destination and a valid Visa for any of the following countries

Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Romania, UK and USA (the approval notice I-797 is not valid document for visa free airport transit).

For further information on visa regulations, please contact the respective Embassy or click on the links below:

Schengen Visa

Canadian Visa

Star Alliance