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Hi,

Got a quick question will appreciate your help ...

My fiancee just got her K1 visa, and we are planning to come to the US next month. We are going to use Lufthansa Airlines so we can land in Germany in our way to the US.

Now our layover in Germany is going to be a long one (14 hours) ... we intentionally chose that because my fiancee's brother is living there.

The question is: Can my fiancee meet her brother in the airport? can he enter the airport and come to wherever we are staying to meet us? is he allowed to do so?

Do we have to exit the airport in order to be able to meet him (this option won't be valid to my fiancee since she only has a K1 visa and they won't allow her to enter Germany)

Hope my questions made sense ...

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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Europe and Eurasia regional forum; topic is about access to the airport in Frankfurt Germany and not about the visa process itself.


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Hi,

Got a quick question will appreciate your help ...

My fiancee just got her K1 visa, and we are planning to come to the US next month. We are going to use Lufthansa Airlines so we can land in Germany in our way to the US.

Now our layover in Germany is going to be a long one (14 hours) ... we intentionally chose that because my fiancee's brother is living there.

The question is: Can my fiancee meet her brother in the airport? can he enter the airport and come to wherever we are staying to meet us? is he allowed to do so?

Do we have to exit the airport in order to be able to meet him (this option won't be valid to my fiancee since she only has a K1 visa and they won't allow her to enter Germany)

Hope my questions made sense ...

since your wife would not be able to leave the airport then no, as if you leave you'll need some type of visa which you said isn't an option . Germany has its own security with Lufthansa (I've flown with them too many times) you'll go through security and check in again with them, but you won't be able to go out and he won't be able to come in due to security reasons.

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Hi,

Got a quick question will appreciate your help ...

My fiancee just got her K1 visa, and we are planning to come to the US next month. We are going to use Lufthansa Airlines so we can land in Germany in our way to the US.

Now our layover in Germany is going to be a long one (14 hours) ... we intentionally chose that because my fiancee's brother is living there.

The question is: Can my fiancee meet her brother in the airport? can he enter the airport and come to wherever we are staying to meet us? is he allowed to do so?

Do we have to exit the airport in order to be able to meet him (this option won't be valid to my fiancee since she only has a K1 visa and they won't allow her to enter Germany)

Hope my questions made sense ...

what are the visa requirements to enter the European Union for Syrians? My guess is that they are particularly stringent. Unless your finacee has a previous visa to enter the eurozone the answer is no. On the brightside, usually greencard holders receive many visa-travel benefits that Americans do when travelling, so she may be able to visit her brother in the future once she gets one! Worse case scenario a green-card doesn't grant her automatic access to the EU like it does Americans but, even then, applying for a EU visitor's visa with a greencard is a lot easier than trying to get a vistor's visa based on Syrian citizenship alone. My two cents.

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There is no EU Visitor visa.

Perhaps thinking of Schenegen which covers a few EU and non EU countries.

Not sure how longer that will last.


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There is no EU Visitor visa.

Perhaps thinking of Schenegen which covers a few EU and non EU countries.

Not sure how longer that will last.

when I say EU visa I meant the eurozone 20+ odd countries which are part of the Schenegen treaty or whatever. I am not sure everyone knows what Schenegen is thus it is simpler to say "EU" visa. To be honest, I am not even sure what type of a visa one would get if they are from, say, Peru, as opposed to Canada, just that it would probably have to be applied for and it would be a lot easier (whatever it is they would have to do) with a US-greencard than standalone citizenship from Syria.

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Quite a few EU members are in in it, some non EU countries are in it.

Misleading and confusing.


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so bottom line here is that:

1. her brother won't be able to enter the airport where we are staying

2. she can't go wherever her brother is staying in the airport if he comes

she will need a visa from Germany to be able to see her brother. This is the only option we have right now ?

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so bottom line here is that:

1. her brother won't be able to enter the airport where we are staying

2. she can't go wherever her brother is staying in the airport if he comes

she will need a visa from Germany to be able to see her brother. This is the only option we have right now ?

Come to think of it, have you check the requirements to see if there will be any issue for your fiancee with regards to the layover in Germany? no transit visa is required? Just doublecheck.

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Quite a few EU members are in in it, some non EU countries are in it.

Misleading and confusing.

for the purposes of my statement I wasn't discussing non-EU countries, was I?

Here is the list for you and the OP to look at if we want to go in specifics.

Clear enough for you?

http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/

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If you knew the answer why did you post wrong information?


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