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Transit Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

The following table describes the transit visa requirements for citizens of India who are in the U.S.A. on a non-immigrant visa, whose non-immigrant visas are either valid or expired or there is an Adjustment of Status (I-485) pending, and who have either received their Advance Parole or not. When such individuals travel between the U.S.A. and India, depending upon the airline they use and transit locations, there may be different transit visa requirements. Please note that transit visa requirements are enforced by the particular country where the transit place is located and not by the individual airline itself.

Atlantic Route
Country
Transit City
Airlines
Valid Unexpired U.S.A. Visa
Expired U.S.A. Visa
Remarks
Austria
Vienna
Austrian Airlines
Not required
Belgium
Brussels
Brussels Airlines
Jet Airways
Not required
Finland
Helsinki
Finnair
Not required
France
Paris
Air France
Air India
Qatar Airways
Not required
Germany
Frankfurt
Munich
Air Canada
Air India
Delta Airlines
Lufthansa
Not required
Not required, as long as the return occurs within 4 days of the visa’s expiration. However, required for Advance Parole holders.
Italy
Milan
Alitalia
Delta Airlines
Not required
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Kuwait Airlines
Not required
 
Netherlands
Amsterdam
KLM
Northwest
Not required
Qatar
Doha
Qatar Airways
Not required for transit less than 6 hours
 
Oman
Muscat
Gulf Air
Not required for transit less than 6 hours
 
Russia
Moscow
Aeroflot
Not required
 
Switzerland
Geneva
Zurich
Kuwait Airlines
Swiss Airlines
Not required
 
UAE
Dubai
Delta Airlines
Emirates
Not required
 
Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways
Not required
 
Ukraine
Kiev
Aerosvit
Not required
 
United Kingdom (UK)
London
Air India
British Airways
Gulf Air
Kuwait Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Not required
Required,
even for Advance Parole holders
 
Nonstop Flights
Air India
American Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Not required
 
Pacific Route
Country
Transit City
Airlines
Valid Unexpired USA Visa
Expired USA Visa
Remarks
China
Hong Kong
Air China
Cathay Pacific
Not required
If you want to go out of the airport, 14 days’ visa on arrival available.
Japan
Tokyo
ANA (All Nippon Airways)
Japan Airlines
Not required
 
Korea
Seoul
Korean Air
Not required
 
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Airlines
Not required
 
Pakistan
Islamabad
PIA
Not required for transit less than 24 hours
 
Philippines
Manila
Philippine Airlines
Not required
 
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore Airlines
Not required for transit less than 96 hours
 
Taiwan
Taipei
China Airlines
Eva Air
Not required
 
Thailand
Bangkok
Thai Airways
Not required for transit less than 12 hours
If you want to go out of the airport, 14 days’ visa on arrival available.

Notes:

  • The above requirements are true only if you are not changing any airports at the place of transit. A transit visa would be required in most places if you are changing airports. (Like London-Heathrow to London-Gatwick and vice versa).
  • These requirements are only for citizens of India in the U.S.A. who don’t have a green card. For citizens of other countries, look at the links below for further detailed requirements.
  • In case a transit visa is required for your specific journey, look at the links below to get more information about getting a transit visa.
  • If your particular journey requires multiple stops in different countries, make sure to check the list of all concerned countries to figure out whether you require a transit visa or not. E.g., if you are flying on Kuwait Airlines en route U.S.-London-Kuwait-India, you will not require a transit visa in Kuwait but will require one in London, UK. If the same airline’s route is U.S.-Kuwait-India, you will not require a transit visa.

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