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H1B visa expired on passport - Can I travel via Istanbul, Turkey?

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  • H1B visa expired on passport - Can I travel via Istanbul, Turkey?

    Hi All,

    I am travelling to India next month - after a period 6 years - My visa on Passport has expired - I have approved I-797 till 2024. I am travelling with Turkish Airlines - 1 stop flight - from LAX => Istanbul( 2 hours layover) => Mumbai
    My questions:
    1. Is it advisable to travel via Istanbul - will there be any visa issues
    2 Do I need transit visa ?
    3. Has any one travelled recently?
    Any Suggestions / Experience / Advice
    Last edited by hpatel; 10-08-2022, 12:47 AM.

  • #2
    If you are going for transit, there's no need to leave the airport or go through passport control.


    • #3
      From my understanding, if you have a layover in Istanbul and you're not planning to leave the airport during your transit, you generally won't need a transit visa. However, it's always a good idea to double-check with the Turkish embassy or consulate to confirm the current requirements.
      I recently visited Turkiye, and I opened a tourist visa at the airport. Visiting this country was such an incredible experience, thanks to the online guide I discovered at https://turkeythings.com/. It gave me some recommendations and tips for exploring the country! The vibrant culture, delicious food, and stunning sights left me in awe.‚Äč
      Last edited by ShelHarby; 07-17-2023, 08:24 AM.