Traveling through Frankfurt, Germany without Valid US Visa
  • I am an Indian Citizen and my US F-1 student Visa expired a few months ago and I am traveling to India to get it renewed. I will be traveling from Newark to Mumbai (India) through Frankfurt, Germany and my layover at the Frankfurt International Airport is 8 hours. I heard from some friends that we cannot travel through Europe without a valid US visa even if the layover is for just a few hours. They advised me to choose another route like Dubai to get to India . Can someone please throw some light on the issue. I already purchased the ticket. Thanks in advance.
  • Yes you heard correct that you can not travel through Europe (e.g Frankfurt) if your visa is not valid but you can fly through Dubai where a valid visa is not mandatory provided you are not going out of the airport.

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