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    H1 first time stamping

    I am traveling to India via Frankfurt for first time H1 stamping. I got change of status approved from F1 to H1 in 2016. My old passport expired Feb 2016 and the F1 stamp expired July 2016. I renewed the passport the same year and there is nothing in the new one. Do I need a transit visa in this case?

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    Yes you will need a transit visa as your F1 is expired.. airline won’t allow you to board the flight

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    Not needed. I recently travelled through AMS with no issues.

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    I traveled via Paris on expired visa. I didn't have any issue. But modi has signed a deal with France - Indians no longer require transit Visa for France. Please call the airline and ask

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    Regardless of your Visa expiration date, you can travel back to your home country without transit visas at layovers.

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    Not needed for layovers

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    Lufthansa will not allow you to travel through Frankfurt. This happened to a friend of mine few months back. However, Delta appears to be more lenient and allows through Amsterdam and Paris.

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    I booked through travel agent recently. He told me only Amsterdam and Brussels in Europe are safe when travelling on expired visa.

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