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immigrant2007
04-02-2013, 11:06 PM
Need help on requirements for SWISS Airport transit VISA (from USA-INDIA and BACK) for AOS (no H1B). 485 filed in Jul / Aug 2007. Currently working on EADs (combo card)
Not sure if coming out of airport or not or getting custom / immigration clearance as I have no idea about Switzerland Airport (most probably not coming out of airport) but Fight change is definitely there.

sguntaka
04-06-2013, 12:26 AM
Need help on requirements for SWISS Airport transit VISA (from USA-INDIA and BACK) for AOS (no H1B). 485 filed in Jul / Aug 2007. Currently working on EADs (combo card)
Not sure if coming out of airport or not or getting custom / immigration clearance as I have no idea about Switzerland Airport (most probably not coming out of airport) but Fight change is definitely there.

Just because of this confusion, I've been avoiding travelling thru Europe. Good luck !!!

immigrant2007
04-09-2013, 07:23 PM
ty for the reply but my question is still open

LondonTown
04-10-2013, 09:13 AM
ty for the reply but my question is still open

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/data/bfm/rechtsgrundlagen/weisungen/visa/bfm/bfm-anh01-liste2-e.pdf

First read the above link then read below (used google translate so there me be translation errors)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
- Form I-551 Permanent resident card (valid for two or ten years)
- Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (valid for two or ten years)
- Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (no expiry date)
- Form I-327 Re-entry document (valid for two years - issued to holders
a I-551)
- Resident alien card (identity card for foreign residents, with a duration of
valid for two years, ten years or unlimited. This document guarantees the return of his
holder if the residence of the latter outside of the United States has not lasted more than a
year.)
- Permit to re-enter (return permit a term of two years. This document
guarantees the holder's return only if his stay outside one of the United States
States has not lasted more than two years.)
- Valid temporary residence stamp in a valid passport (one year
validity from the date of issue)

chakdepatte
04-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Just travelled via Swiss Air in Jan. your international flight is from the same terminal (i think terminal D). You will not be allowed to go out of the terminal. If you do change your terminal you have to go through passport control. I asked an officer if I could go to other terminals for shopping since my terminal had no good shops. He looked at the passport and said NO. I had to stay on the same terminal.

At port of departure, all they ensure is if you have the valid documents to be considered for entry in that final destination country. since you valid document for India and US. There is nothing to worry. I am in the same boat and have travlelled, Switzerland, Amsterdam, paris and Austria in the last 12 months. The only thing I would avoid would be the London HEathrow Airport.

immigrant2007
04-10-2013, 10:51 PM
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/data/bfm/rechtsgrundlagen/weisungen/visa/bfm/bfm-anh01-liste2-e.pdf

First read the above link then read below (used google translate so there me be translation errors)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
- Form I-551 Permanent resident card (valid for two or ten years)
- Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (valid for two or ten years)
- Form I-551 Alien registration receipt card (no expiry date)
- Form I-327 Re-entry document (valid for two years - issued to holders
a I-551)
- Resident alien card (identity card for foreign residents, with a duration of
valid for two years, ten years or unlimited. This document guarantees the return of his
holder if the residence of the latter outside of the United States has not lasted more than a
year.)
- Permit to re-enter (return permit a term of two years. This document
guarantees the holder's return only if his stay outside one of the United States
States has not lasted more than two years.)
- Valid temporary residence stamp in a valid passport (one year
validity from the date of issue)

Thanks a lot Buddy. This is very informative.

immigrant2007
04-10-2013, 10:53 PM
Just travelled via Swiss Air in Jan. your international flight is from the same terminal (i think terminal D). You will not be allowed to go out of the terminal. If you do change your terminal you have to go through passport control. I asked an officer if I could go to other terminals for shopping since my terminal had no good shops. He looked at the passport and said NO. I had to stay on the same terminal.

At port of departure, all they ensure is if you have the valid documents to be considered for entry in that final destination country. since you valid document for India and US. There is nothing to worry. I am in the same boat and have travlelled, Switzerland, Amsterdam, paris and Austria in the last 12 months. The only thing I would avoid would be the London HEathrow Airport.
Thanks a lot. I think its from the same terminal but there is a security checkpoint that needs to be crossed.

chakdepatte
04-11-2013, 10:19 AM
but nobody asks for your visa, AP or any paper. so just dont buy any liquids for your handbag at the originating airport as they will be confiscated at the swiss port security check point.

immigrant2007
04-12-2013, 07:13 AM
but nobody asks for your visa, AP or any paper. so just dont buy any liquids for your handbag at the originating airport as they will be confiscated at the swiss port security check point.
Thanks again to all of you taking out time to provide inputs.

sukhwinderd
01-05-2015, 06:40 PM
as far as people travelling on Advance Parole from US to India via Zurich.

sukhwinderd
01-05-2015, 06:45 PM
as far as people transiting on Advance Parole from US to India via Zurich and coming back from same route.

sukhwinderd
01-06-2015, 12:04 PM
http://www.united.com/web/en-us/apps/vendors/default.aspx?i=timatic
http://www.staralliance.com/en/services/visa-and-health/