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PBECVictim
07-13-2009, 11:39 PM
Anyone travelled recently through Germany (Frankfurt) using Advance Parole? Any issues with Advance Parole while coming back to US? Do we need transit visa? Appreciate your response.

crystal
07-14-2009, 12:45 AM
I cam through Fankfort in last dec using AP. No worries.
Anyone travelled recently through Germany (Frankfurt) using Advance Parole? Any issues with Advance Parole while coming back to US? Do we need transit visa? Appreciate your response.

rajarao
07-14-2009, 09:54 AM
I travelled thru Frankfurt last december. No need of Transit visa, no hassels; though Air-hostess that hands out I-94 card did not know what AP meant. I boarded at Bangalore airport and Lufthansa staff at check-in were aware of AP. At immigration in chicago, the guy gave me a short lecture- AP should be used only for emergency purpose etc; I jsut nodded and he stamped the I-94 and AP doc

vin13
07-14-2009, 10:22 AM
No worries. I have travelled through Frankfort with AP and had no issues. In fact, an officer did ask me for my US visa and i showed him the AP document. Seems to me that frankfort officials do understand the AP document.

KRS
07-14-2009, 10:27 AM
My Family came back yesterday via Frankfurt. No issues whatsoever with AP @ Frankfurt.

immigration1234
07-14-2009, 11:24 AM
We have travelled in mid May '09 from via Frankfurt on AP and we did not have any problems.

probe
07-14-2009, 12:20 PM
I travelled thru Frankfurt last december. No need of Transit visa, no hassels; though Air-hostess that hands out I-94 card did not know what AP meant. I boarded at Bangalore airport and Lufthansa staff at check-in were aware of AP. At immigration in chicago, the guy gave me a short lecture- AP should be used only for emergency purpose etc; I jsut nodded and he stamped the I-94 and AP doc

If some one is on EB3 and waiting for their GC and only god knows when the wait will be over.Does immigration officers at port of entry expect us to wait for emergencies to travel on AP ? if not wait years or decades to get GC and travel.
This is quite ridiculous and insane.:(

veereddy
07-14-2009, 01:25 PM
We traveled thru Frankfurt last September, no need of transit visa, no issues, everything was smooth.

pd_recapturing
07-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Can someone confirm the same for BA via London?

gcseeker2002
07-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Can someone confirm the same for BA via London?

London requires all travellers without valid visa stamping to have transit visa, hundreds of threads out there that discuss this.

kiran_k02
07-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Anyone travelled recently through Germany (Frankfurt) using Advance Parole? Any issues with Advance Parole while coming back to US? Do we need transit visa? Appreciate your response.

Please visit the old thread, you will find lot of information about this issue.
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum5-all-other-green-card-issues/25671-transit-visa-at-frankfurt.html

Also take a printout of the information from the Website (http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/04__Legal/02__Directory__Services/01__Visa/__Transit__Country__List__Visa.html) (German Consulate Website).

I hope you have already searched the threads for the information you are seeking and then proceeded to post your issue.
I don't know IV policy but if we have an existing thread then please re-ignite the thread by posting your concerns which are missing from the posting. This way we can have single thread for single piece of information. Right now we have scattered threads for unique issues, same information gets repeated several times.

Anyway have a nice vacation, don't worry too much about it.

rayen
07-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Can someone confirm the same for BA via London?


If you are travelling via London and there is no valid visa on your passport then you need DATV ( Direct airside transit visa ) , it will cost you 83 USD , you can get more info from the below URL.

Transit (INF 20) (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf20transit)

https://www.visainfoservices.com/Pages/Welcome.aspx

gcbikari
07-14-2009, 03:37 PM
I would say avoid London totally unless you have to collect any euro lottery money enroute to India. Just kidding. Why travel thru the counties that have so many restrictions?
If you are travelling via London and there is no valid visa on your passport then you need DATV ( Direct airside transit visa ) , it will cost you 83 USD , you can get more info from the below URL.

Transit (INF 20) (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf20transit)

https://www.visainfoservices.com/Pages/Welcome.aspx