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How to Apply for Germany Transit Visa 2022 Update

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– Germany Transit Visa –

Germany Transit Visas 2022 – Germany is at the heart of Europe and thus a very frequented transit country. The vast majority of travelers do not need a visa when in transit through German airports. How to Apply for Germany Transit Visa 2021 Update

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri-Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey.

General Exceptions

Nationals of the above countries Do NOT require an airport transit visa if:

1. Have a valid visa for the UK, Ireland, Japan, Canada, USA, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lichtenstein

2. They are a partner (married, common-law or same-sex) or child of an EU/EEA/EFTA national and hold a British “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National”

3. They are holders of Diplomatic Passports

4. Have a valid visa for a Member State of the EU, Canada, Japan or the United States of America, or when they return from these countries after having used the visa

Keep in mind that with an airport transit visa you may not stay overnight or leave the airport. You are allowed only a short stay in the international transit area. Please verify with your airline or travel agency.


In these five airports in Germany you can stay at the International Transit Area without a visa:

1. Cologne/Bonn

2. DĂĽsseldorf

3. Frankfurt/Main

4. Hamburg

5. Munich

Keep in Mind

Airport transit privilege does not apply in the following cases and you will need to get a visitor visa if:

1. You have to pick up your baggage and/or have to check-in again

2. You are transiting through two or more airports in the Schengen Countries

3. You have an open ticket

4. Your stay in the international transit area over 12 hours


Required Documents:

To apply for a transit Germany visa you will need the following documents:

1. Complete application form (in English or German only) & declarations duly signed

2. 2 passport photographs (there are strict requirements, see our page about photo requirements for more info)

3. Valid passport (see this page for passport requirements)

4. 1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)

5. Confirmed airline ticket to the final destination and one copy

6. Copy of the valid visa/residence permit for your final destination, if applicable

7. Your driver’s license and/or utility bill in your name as proof of residence in the consular where you plan to apply

You will also need to submit photocopies of all these documents and pay for the visa.

Please note that these are the standard required documents. The Embassy maintains the right to ask for further documents or information if necessary.


FAQs on Germany Transit Visa 

Below are the frequently asked questions on Germany Transit Visa

1. Do I need a visa to transit via Germany?

If during a stopover at a German airport, you do not leave the International Airport Area and if the destination is not in a Schengen country; you do not need a transit visa.

2. How much is Germany transit visa?

80 Euros

3. How long can you transit in Germany without a visa?

If your transit time does not exceed 12 hours, you will not need a German transit visa.

4. Do Indian passport holders need transit visa for Germany?

Yes they do

5. Is transit through Germany allowed?

The traveller remains in Germany (as a country of transit) only as long as absolutely necessary to travel directly to the country of destination or another transit country.

6. Does Frankfurt require a transit visa?


7. Do we need a transit visa for connecting flights?

Most countries that normally require that you have a visa, do not require the visa if you are a transit passenger.

8. Do I need a transit visa if I don’t leave the airport?


9. How do I get a transit visa?

You can apply for a transit visa by filling out the application for a Temporary Resident Visa and selecting transit visa from the list of options on the form.

10. Can I travel from India to Germany now?

Travelers from India no longer need to register at before departing to Germany.

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