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Going through Paris can be hard only because Paris has two airports and if the flight arrives at one and the connecting flight departs at the other you have to enter France (ie leave the airport) to get to the other airport. This probably requires a transfer visa. But, if you transfer within any airport it should not be a problem.

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Last year when I flew from Germany to the US I had a layover in Paris, don't remember which airport, but I remember having to leave one terminal and ending up by the check-in lines and get my passport stamped just to go back into another terminal. I don't know if this could cause a problem, but you might want to check with the airlines.

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The answer is different for each person. It depends on your country of citizenship AND the countries rules.

For example, there are several people I work with that travel through London and they are permanent residents of the US (green card) and they have to get a transit visas. I just found out my fiance needs a transit visa to travel through Frankfurt.

The best thing to do is to check the embassy website of the country he will be visiting OR you can call a Visa agency. The one we use here at work is called Travisa, they have offices all over the US and you can call them directly and they will tell you if he needs a visa or not.

Good luck!

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Does it take another year to get a transit visa?

In most cases getting a transit visa is fairly quick. But, you do need to plan ahead, so definitely check with that country to find out the process and requirements...they will also tell you how long it takes. Good luck.

(F) ~Kiyah~ (F)

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Does it take another year to get a transit visa?

No, like Kiya said it is a fairly quick process. The longest I have ever seen is one month. It's hard to apply in advance since you have to show them a purchased plane ticket.

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Does it take another year to get a transit visa?

No, like Kiya said it is a fairly quick process. The longest I have ever seen is one month. It's hard to apply in advance since you have to show them a purchased plane ticket.

So basically, once the visa is in hand one should buy a ticket for a month away instead of like for the day you get the visa, just to be on the safe side since only after you get the visa can you know when you can buy the ticket and only once you buy the ticket can you apply for the transit visa.

Got it.

That sucks though...after all that waiting you'd have to wait yet again for another visa.

Unless he takes Egypt Air or whatever that airline is called that has the nonstop to NYC.

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